Teachers & Administration
Each of the faculty of Oakville Christian School has completed studies and professional training in recognized educational institutes. We have specialist teachers in the areas of music, French and physical education, from junior kindergarten through to grade 8. Our teachers are committed followers of Jesus Christ and model Christian values in their daily interaction with students, parents, and colleagues. Most of our staff members have been serving at OCS for more than 10 years.
Our administration team is comprised of a Principal, Vice Principal of Student Affairs, Business Administrator, and Director of Admissions. The primary goal of our administration team, along with our teaching faculty, is to create a child-centred approach to education, where each student is given the opportunity to be nurtured to their fullest potential.
Mr. Kennedy has been the principal of OCS since 2007. Mr. Kennedy has an undergraduate degree from McMaster University, a teaching degree from Queen’s University and a Masters of Education from Brock University. Before coming to OCS he served in administration at Great Lakes Christian High School.
Academic Coordinator & Gr. 7
Mrs. Wilson has been the head of our science department since 2008. She has a degree in chemistry and her expertise has contributed to OCS being awarded the top elementary school award at the regional science fair on several occasions and the success of many OCS students who have advanced with their science projects to the Canada-Wide level of competition.
Director of Admissions
Mrs. Wood has been at OCS since 2002 and now serves as Director of Admissions. Her excellent communication skills help her determine the needs of those looking for the best education for their children, answering their questions with honesty and efficiency.
Mrs. Hartwig has been been with OCS since 2005. She has had several years of administrative experience but loves working in a school environment, where she can serve our student community.
Emily joined OCS in 2019. She has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario. Emily loves teaching Senior Kindergarten and feels blessed to be a part of the OCS community!
Mrs. Doyle completed both her Honours Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees at the University of Toronto. She began her teaching career as a Special Education teacher in the Peel District School Board. Mrs. Doyle has been part of the OCS community since 2018 and has held several different roles, including supply teaching and as a homeroom teacher in both primary and junior classes.
Mrs. Hsu has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Alberta and completed her Education degree at University of Toronto (OISE). She has taught primary and junior grades, and is currently teaching grade 6.
Mrs. Simao has taught at OCS since 2005. She has a BA in French and Sociology, Montessori Casa Teacher training, a BADED (in process), an MED in Assessment and Language Teaching and Orton Gillingham Educator training. In this role Mrs. Simao works with students on Type III investigations and on the development of needed skills.
Grade 8, Arts, Music, English
Mrs. Fusilli joined the OCS teaching community in 2015. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Houghton College and a Masters of Education from Roberts Wesleyan. As a former music director at the high school level, Mrs. Fusilli is passionate about music and loves to see that same excitement grow in her students.
Ms. McGuirl holds a double honours Bachelor of Music and Fine Arts, a Vocal Performance Diploma from McMaster University, and is a member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association. With over 20 years experience, including as a Juno Nominated Singer, recording artist, church music director, and extensive performance and conducting experience, she is passionate about nurturing musical growth in Grades 1-5 and directing the OCS Singers, always striving for excellence.
Mrs. Roberts has been with OCS since 2007. She has a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from Redeemer University College in Physical Education and a minor in visual art. Mrs. Roberts attended Brock University for both her Bachelor of Education and her Masters in Education. Her favourite sports to coach and play are ultimate frisbee and ringette (floor hockey).
Mrs. Wynter has a double BA in History and Religion with Honours. She also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Museum and Archive studies and a Bachelor of Education.
Christian Leadership/Community Care
Miss McLean began as a Grade One student at OCS in 2001. She has been a part of the OCS community since, and joined as staff in 2016 after completing an Arts Degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. Miss McLean loves working with students to help find strategies that allow them to learn and enjoy school.
Mrs. Burpee started working at OCS in September 2015 as an EA in the PK room. She received her Early Childhood Education diploma from Sheridan College as well as a diploma in “Advanced Studies in Special Needs” from Humber College.
Mrs. McKay works as an Educational Assistant in the Primary division. She graduated from George Brown College and now enjoys working with the youngest students at OCS while providing assistance to many of the teachers.
Everybody loves Jax! Our beloved school mascot is full of energy and pops up in our community just when needed most. JAX joined us in February 2019 and has been an important and irreplaceable part of our school community.