Peoples Christian Academy (PCA) administration, faculty and staff are chosen for their ability to reflect the principles and values as outlined in our Philosophy of Education. These Christian faculty members are highly qualified and dedicated teachers who see their career choice as a ministry to impart Christian values to the next generation of leaders. Faculty and administrative staff participate in devotions and seek to be examples and mentors for the students. A code of conduct for staff is outlined in the appropriate manuals and handbooks. There is a strong partnership with parents to reinforce Christian and family values in the students’ lives. Some of our faculty members are even PCA alumni.
J. Bahk, Janice Bahk
J. Bahk

Homeform SK
B.A. - Waterloo University
B. Ed. - York University

Miss J. Bahk: "I thank the Lord every day for the wonderful school where I can inspire young children to be the best as they can be in all aspects for the Glory of the Lord. I thank the Lord for a work place where I am encouraged and inspired by my colleagues. I thank the Lord for the school where the older students show Christ’s love by serving the younger students.  For these reasons and lots more, it is important that I teach at PCA! "

D. Chang

Homeform SK

HBA - University of Toronto

M. Teaching - Griffith University (Australia)

Miss D. Chang: "I am very grateful for the opportunity to teach at PCA.  My schooling started at a Christian school and I value the lessons I learned and friendships I made there.  It is important to me to value each student as a child of God while instilling the future generations with strong Christian morals."

C. Mercer, Cassandra Mercer
C. D’Eall

Homeform 5A

B.A., B. Ed. - Tyndale University College & Seminary

Mrs. C. D'Eall: "Teaching at PCA feels like more than just a job. It is a calling God has placed on my life. It enables me to work with students in a Christian setting so that, not only am I teaching them the curriculum, I am teaching them about God’s love. I'm helping them on their paths to discover who they want to be as followers of Christ Jesus."

J. Guy

Junior School Vice Principal
B.A., B.Ed. - York University
(PCA Alumna)

Miss J. Guy: "I love my job!   I have been teaching at PCA for over 20 years and now am the Vice Principal of the Junior Division. When I was in Grade 5, I was a student at PCA and I prayed to ask Jesus into my heart following a Chapel service. I will never forget the teacher who knelt beside me as I prayed to receive Christ as my Saviour. It was a moment I cherish. She later became a missionary in France and we still keep in touch. Today, it is a privilege for me to pray with students, parents and colleagues, and is one of the many reasons why PCA is a wonderful school and why I love my job."

P. Hui

Homeform JK, ECA

Mrs. P. Hui: "Teaching is like lighting up candles.  ​C​hildren have so much​ potenti​al, and our job as educators is to inspire them to shine brightly. The Christian-based learning environment that PCA provides allows me to light up children’s candles, and to plant the seeds in children’s lives through daily interactions with them. It is a blessing to watch them grow under the umbrella of God’s love here at PCA."

 

T. Kalemkerian, Taline Kalemkerian
T. Kalemkerian

Homeform 3A
B.Sc. (Honours) - University of Toronto
B.Ed. - York University

Mrs. T. Kalemkerian: "My motivation for teaching is that each child is unique, not only capable of learning, but also capable of succeeding. “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.” (Romans 12:6) I strive to provide the right balance of structure, support, and freedom to encourage and inspire each child in the pursuit of their full potential and development (spiritually, academically, and socially). May each seed planted be used for His glory!"

H. Lee

French (JK-Gr. 5)
B.F.A., B.Ed. - York University

Miss H. Lee: "The staff that I work with daily at PCA are not only effective teachers, but are also genuine people with strong values. It is my joy and privilege to be part of a staff team that is dedicated to helping students see their own incredible worth, training them in the ways of righteousness, and equipping them to be godly citizens who can impart value to those in their scope of influence."

J. Lee

Homeform 4B

B.A. - University of Toronto

B.Ed. - York University

Ms. J. Lee: "I am grateful to be a part of the PCA family.

It is a privilege to work alongside people who are deeply committed to sharing the love of Christ in our world.

I love that I can share with my students how God has moved and placed Himself in every single thing that we are learning in class. It is such an honour to see God's daily handiwork in the lives of my students and their families. Truly, God is good!"

J. Lee

Homeform JK
B.A. - University of Toronto
B.Ed. - Tyndale University
Diploma in Early Childhood Education - Seneca College

Mrs. J. Lee: "Working at PCA is very important to me because I get to work with the amazing teachers who are willing to support each other in God’s name. Also, I am grateful to have the opportunity of working with both Junior school and BASP students so that we can learn and grow together as a Christian community. Seeing those smiles of our students tells me how God is using our school to glorify Him. I am so blessed to have PCA in my life!"

M. Lee

JK/SK French, Music, Phys. Ed.

B.A.: University of British Columbia
B.Ed: University of British Columbia
Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership & Literacy:  Simon Fraser University
Miss M. Lee: "I thank the Lord for calling me to be at PCA, where children and youth are daily immersed in God's truth and love.  As an educator in this community, my prayer is that I would let His light shine through me so that the students would catch a glimpse of His beauty, and in turn, be bearers of His light to the world around them. As Christ's life emanates through each of us, may this light invite and draw others to seek the True Light of the World."
"It only takes a spark to get a fire going
And soon all those around can warm up to its glowing
That's how it is with God's love
Once you've experienced it
You spread His love to everyone
You want to pass it on."
-Kurt Kaiser, Pass It On

 

E. Moller
Homeform 1B

B.Sc. - Liberty University
B.Ed. - Tyndale University

Mrs. E. Moller: "I consider it a privilege to teach at Peoples Christian Academy, an environment where my primary mandate is to share Christ’s love with my students. A great opportunity exists: educating children using a Biblical worldview as a foundation. It is a goal of mine to show my students, by my words and by my actions, that faith and reason are not independent of one another. It is a huge encouragement that as a Christian school, we do not rely on our strength alone to bring about spiritual formation in the students we come in contact with. As teachers we partner with students’ parents and our Heavenly Father in order to train up these children in the ways of the Lord. This is why working at PCA is so important to me."

L. Montgomery, Laura Montgomery
L. Montgomery

Homeform 2B
B.A. (Honours) - York University
B.Ed. - University of Toronto

Miss L. Montgomery: "There is a beautiful verse in Psalm 145 that says: “One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.” As a teacher at PCA, I have the honour of telling the next generation about our amazing God every day at school.  I love that I am able to share Christ’s love with the children and direct their hearts toward Him.  I believe my role is to prepare and equip students to be leaders in the community who passionately serve God and follow His path of wisdom for life."  

C. Pires
Homeform 5B
B.A. (Honours) - University of Toronto.
B.Ed - Trent University
Miss C. Pires: "Being a teacher has always been a dream of mine because I understood the importance of an education to an individual, but more importantly, I know Jesus is first and above anything else. At PCA, I love that students get to combine their faith and love of Jesus with an meaningful and inspirational education. Not only do the students get a chance to grow in their educational careers but they also have a chance to gain a deeper understanding of their faith. I also love that I get to grow in my faith in a environment that celebrates my love of Jesus."
S. Shin, Sarah Shin
S. Shin

Homeform 3B
B. Applied Arts ECE - Ryerson University
B.Ed. - University of Toronto

Mrs. S. Shin: "Teaching at PCA now for over a decade has been one of my greatest joys and privileges. My own three children have called this school "home" and have benefited from the excellent love, care and discipleship of staff.  I have many passions in life which include cooking, time with family and friends, traveling to places without the light of Christ and of course teaching.

Along with my husband, John,  we view life on Earth a drill, as we prepare for a day when our Lord will come in all His glory."

 

K. Simmonds

Homeform 1A

Ms. K. Simmonds: "I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to teach at PCA and be part of such a strong and supportive community. Children are the future and I believe wholeheartedly that we must instill in them a sense of purpose, love and hope. The most important element of teaching children is providing a safe environment for them to grow and learn, an environment in which they feel free to develop and contribute to their own learning. PCA provides a learning environment intended to foster the development and growth of the whole person (body, spirit, and mind), equipping future generations to reach the whole world for Christ. I am privileged to be part of this amazing mission."

B. Siu, Beatrice Siu
B. Siu, Dr.

Music (JK - Gr. 5)
B.Music - University of Philippines
M.Music - Florida State University
B.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.D. - University of Toronto

Dr. B. Siu: "Being a music teacher for the JK to Grade 5 students, I have opportunities to instill in students the love of music through learning about the elements of music, singing, playing the recorder, concert performances, and encouraging students who can play other instruments to serve the Lord with their music talents.  Singing in chapel is a highlight for the students and it is a blessing to teach the students songs that glorify our Lord."

J. Spee
J. Spee

Homeform 4A
B.A.- Saint Mary’s University
B.Ed. - Brock University
M.Ed. - University of Toronto

Mr. J. Spee: "Teaching is an awesome work and a privilege to witness a child grow academically while being nurtured in the Lord.  Teaching at PCA provides an opportunity to provide a faith-centric education where Bible knowledge is integrated in all the branches of human learning, fostering a thorough academic training.  In addition, human virtue is preserved where moral values are reinforced rather than challenged.  This cannot be done within a secular educational system.  A Christian school setting gives me that freedom."

W. Strickland

Homeform 2A
B.CSE - Heritage College
B.Ed - Tyndale University
(PCA Alumna)

Mrs. W. Strickland: "I am so thankful to be teaching at PCA! It is wonderful to be teaching at a school where I am given the honour of sharing my love for God in all that I do. I love that I can show children on a daily basis what Jesus did in my life and how Jesus can change their lives too! I was a student at PCA and so was my husband. We also have our children enrolled in the school. It is important for our children to be in a place where we know teachers love them and love Jesus."

 

H. Tang

Homeform JK
B.A., B. Ed. - York University
(PCA Alumna)

Mrs. H. Tang: "It has been such a joy returning to PCA as a teacher. Teaching at PCA is important to me because I get to continue the legacy which PCA has instilled within me when I was growing up as a student at PCA. I get the incredible privilege of teaching students about loving the Lord and it's been amazing to see how much these students teach me about my own faith."

P. Westacott

Physical Education, Junior School

  • I enjoyed being taught in the Middle School and the teachers have inspired me to continue learning with an open and positive mind.  I appreciate all the hard work of the teachers, it means so much to me.
    Middle School Graduate
  • I have been a physical education teacher for about 15 year’s and I am sure I chose that career because of Miss Rose, my PE teacher at Peoples. She made physical education so much fun, which is what I always try to do for my students. Lori Leschisin, Class of 1978 Physical Education Teacher.
    Lori Leschisin
  • At Peoples Christian Academy, elementary students are involved in Bible class and/or morning devotions. Not only do students learn about God’s Word and Biblical principles, they also have a time of prayer. Prayer requests are brought forth before the throne of God. Weekly chapels are held, songs are learned, Christian videos are shown, guest speakers are invited, principal/teacher/class led chapels where Biblical foundations are established take place. A community of spiritual caring takes place spontaneously where students may ask teachers to pray for their families, or teachers will pray for the needs of the students and families if these requests were known. I myself was a recipient of the prayer support provided by students and their families. I broke my wrist in January 2010. When the school learned about this incident, prayer support from the class devotions, family devotions, and individual student’s prayers all poured in. Parents/students would ask me how I was and it was not uncommon to hear parents tell me that they were praying for me during their family devotions. One parent told me her daughter prayed for me everyday. When my father went home to be with the Lord in 2000, again it was the students’ self-made condolence cards and their messages, Bible verses that brought comfort. A student once made a card for me and wrote “God loves you and may God bless you” He drew a picture of a big cross and smaller crosses. I followed up with this student because I knew he came from a non-Christian family. I asked if he knew Jesus and if he believed in Jesus. He answered affirmatively. He told me it was in grade one and he mentioned the teacher’s name, when he made the decision to believe in Jesus. Children are so receptive to God’s salvation. We have heard testimonies of students accepting the Lord in their elementary school years. Ultimately, bringing up a child is still the responsibility of parents. In a Christian school environment, teachers continue to work with parents in bringing up children who will revere and honour the Lord. - Mrs. Siu (Elementary School Teacher)
    One parent told me her daughter prayed for me everyday.
  • Thank you Peoples Christian Academy for creating an environment in which love for Jesus and love for knowledge can be cultivated together to form a whole Christian life. Andrew Adkins, (1975-1987) Missionary Lecturer in Ghana, West Africa
    Andrew Adkins
  • "…Peoples Christian school experience played a significant role in shaping who I am today. I saw role models in teachers of people who weren’t necessarily perfect but who were honestly trying to live out their lives as Christ followers. I think it also surrounded me with quality friends -- many who would be near and distant friends for a lifetime... One of the greatest life skills I learnt was ‘how to study’. May sound like a funny thing to say but there are a lot of students who don’t know how to study -- my experience at PCA really reinforced how to study and the benefits were great…throughout my whole academic career (and I studied for 12 years after high school to complete all the training I needed to be an obstetrician/gynecologist), those good study habits got me through what seemed like impossible mountains of exams and assignments." Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese,  Class of '84 and member of the Order of Canada
    Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese, Member of the Order of Canada