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.
Andrew Atkinson
A. Atkinson

Athletic Director
Physical Education/Sociology/
Anthropology/Psychology/Science

B.Sc. – University of Guelph
B.Ed. – University of Toronto

Mr. A. Atkinson: "Peoples Christian Academy has the immense privilege of being able to offer Christian education in today’s broken world. As parents, teachers and educators we must take advantage of this opportunity in order to bring about radical change and healing, not only personally, but also societally and globally. At PCA there are incredibly unique opportunities to build into and support students as they grow in their faith and develop their relationship with Jesus each day.

At PCA I can see the genuine love and care that the teaching, administration and support staff have for each student. They go above and beyond what is expected, inspired by the joy and hope that only He gives."

J. Chan

Mathematics / Technology
B.Sc. (Honours) - Queens University
B.Ed. - University of Toronto

Mrs. J. Chan: ""Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6)  I strongly believe that other than parents, the teacher plays an important role in raising Godly children, and teaching at PCA has given me the opportunity to do so.  Also, being able to take part in God's ministry by working with a team of loving and caring staff at PCA, who share the same vision in Christian education, has been a blessing to me, not to mention seeing growth in all those wonderful children too!"

S. Cho

World Religions/ Philosophy/ Biology

 

Miss S. Cho: "What joy to work at a school where everything we do remembers God's underlying redemptive purpose and seeks to model a life of 3-fold fruit: achievement and progress, loving others and ourselves, and worshiping God. I am so thankful to be part of a team that equips students' minds, encourages their hearts, nurtures their souls, and roots them in God's Word and Grace so that they are blessed and can go out into the world to be a blessing. It's an inexpressible privilege to participate in GOD's workmanship and help students grow in all manners of Christ-likeness and excellence, while encouraging them to shine His Light, share His love, extend His reconciliation, and intercede in prayer! All that while sharing life, laughter, and pizza."

 

 

P. Choi

Business/Economics/Bible
B.A. – Western University
M.Div. – Tyndale University
B.Ed. – University of Toronto

Mr. P. Choi: "Teaching at PCA is important to me because I believe the Scriptures place the highest value on our children and we are called to be people who follow God's Word.  As we follow God's Word, we have the opportunity to invest in the whole student: spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and academically.  We have the privilege to take part in how God desires to build up the next generation of His church, and there is no greater calling than that."

T. Chung, Taurus Chung
T. Chung

Mathematics

Senior Missions Coordinator
B.Sc., B.Ed. – University of Toronto

Mr. T. Chung: "Working at PCA is an incredible blessing from the Lord. I have the great privilege of teaching mathematics from a Christian perspective, helping students understand abstract concepts and fundamental truths that stem from the wisdom of God. I believe education encompasses much more than academic success, and at PCA I have the freedom to disciple young men to grow in their knowledge and their love for the Lord Jesus Christ, and to live for His glorious kingdom purposes."

J. Craig, Jonathan Craig
J. Craig

Music (Instrumental)/ English/ Social Studies
B. Music – University of Toronto
M. Music – University of Southern California
B. Ed. – York University

Mr. J. Craig: "In 1723, Johann Sebastian Bach reminded his students at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, that “the final aim of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” As a music teacher at Peoples Christian Academy, I have the great pleasure to be able to pass on Mr. Bach’s inspired words to the young students who attend this school. In over two decades of teaching music, it is here at PCA where I find this truth is realized to its fullest. It is for this reason that I am blessed to be able to teach at PCA and share the joy of making music, giving glory and honor to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ."

E. Flach

Visual Arts
B.A., B.Ed. – University of Toronto

Ms. E. Flach: "Teaching at PCA is a joy to my heart. First of all because I find pleasure in inspiring students with creative ideas and teaching them artistic skills, which result in many beautiful pieces of art being produced. Most importantly, I love having the freedom to open their eyes to the wonders of the great Creator, whose marvelous works we celebrate through the arts. I further enjoy teaching the History of Western Art in order to give the students the ability to discern which direction society is going since "Art is the mirror of society"."

D. Gear, Doug Gear
D. Gear

Head of Humanities Department
History/English/Law/Philosophy/Civics
B.A. (Honours) - Trent University
B.Ed. - Queens University

Mr. D. Gear: "The Lord Jesus left us with the command to spread the good news of the Gospel. Teaching at Peoples Christian Academy gives me the opportunity to spread that good news, while also helping young people achieve their God given goals in life. I cherish the opportunity to help young people achieve God's purpose for their lives because I know it makes my work eternally significant. I also cherish the opportunity to teach in a community of believers who also want their work to be eternally significant."

P. Byon

Physics/Mathematics/Chemistry/Family Studies
B. Sc - University of Toronto
B. Ed - Western University

Mrs. P. Byon: "Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” I believe that PCA is a place in which our young people are nurtured, discipled, and equipped, not only with knowledge and skills, but with the Gospel. This is why teaching at PCA is important to me."

D. Lau
Technology, Civics/Careers, Biology
B. Sc. - University of Guelph
B. Ed. - Tyndale University College
Mr. D. Lau: "The world we live in is becoming increasingly complicated and complex. Students  are constantly bombarded with various opinions of truth which can lead to confusion or further questions. I am thankful that PCA believes in educating the whole child, which allows teachers and students to freely discuss those challenging issues through the lens of the Gospel in a space that is safe and respectful. By taking a holistic approach to education, PCA helps to better prepare students to serve the Lord in various capacities in order to reach all nations for His glory. (Matthew 28:19)"
J. Lee, Jennifer Lee
J. Lee

Middle School Vice Principal / Guidance Counsellor
B.A. (Honours), B.Ed. - York University

Mrs. J. Lee: "I love that PCA exists to educate the whole person—body, mind and spirit with equal emphasis and excellence. There is a wonderful rapport of genuine respect and care shared between teachers and students. We are a tight-knit community with an environment where students can and want to learn. PCA students and alumni are living proof that it is possible to receive a premium, high quality academic education while growing in character and in faith."

K. Lee
Middle School and Senior School Science / Yearbook-Journalism
 
B.Sc Honours - University of Toronto
B.Ed - OISE University of Toronto
(PCA Alumnus)
Mr. K. Lee: "As a former student of PCA, I've been so blessed to have been mentored by some of the most caring and God-loving people I know. I believe PCA teachers are called to not only prepare students for whatever challenges the world has for them but to help them thrive in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I believe we are all gifted in some way for the purpose of pointing others to Christ. As a teacher and mentor, my hope is for students to know God and to use whatever they have been blessed with to help others do the same."
G. Li

Music (Vocal) / Band / Geography / Winds
B.Music, B.Ed.  – Queens University
(PCA Alumna)

Miss G. Li: "Working at PCA has been a testament of God’s sovereign power. As a previous student of PCA, never in my wildest dreams, would I imagine teaching alongside my previous teachers. It has been such a blessing to serve alongside teachers that once taught me. PCA is a tight-knit community, where teachers strive to not only teach through Christian education, but also live it out. Students that come into PCA come from a variety of backgrounds. I have the privilege and honour to serve the youth of our school moulding and stretching them to be sent out as the men and women that God has created them to be."

Jocelyn Paas
J. Paas

Senior School Vice-Principal
Biology/Environmental Science
B.Sc., M.Ed. – Michigan State University
President-Elect, Science Teachers Association of Ontario (STAO)
Adjunct Professor - Tyndale University College

Mrs. J. Paas: "There was a distinct point early on in my career teaching at PCA when working here ceased to be my job and became my passion. It is a tremendous privilege to work with the highly motivated and respectful students we have here. The reason I became a science and biology teacher is to help students grow in appreciation for their Creator through learning about His creation. This vision is fulfilled here at PCA."

Alex Philip, A. Philip
A. Philip, Dr.

Former Chaplain
Bible / World Religion / Presentation & Speaking Skills
B.A., B.Ed. - Queens University
M.A. – Ambrose University
D. Min. – Tyndale University
(PCA Alumnus)

Dr. A. Philip: "Working at PCA is important to me because young Christians are not to allow others to look down on them for their youth. Rather young Christians are to be the examples to other Christians in how they speak, how they conduct themselves, how they love one another and how they pursue purity. Only a Christian education, such as that offered PCA, will actively seek to foster this kind of purity in the heart and mind of a young man or woman."

E. Philip

Bible
B.A. (Honours), B.Ed. – Queens University
Master of Theology – Tyndale University

Mrs. E. Philip: "Working at PCA is so important to me, because the lives of our young people are so precious and the task of raising Godly children in today's society is increasingly daunting.  Most children will spend more waking hours a day at school than at home.  It is so critical that we are entrusting our children during this time to people who love the Lord and who will faithfully impart to them Biblical truths and values. It is such a privilege to be part of a ministry that seeks to do just that.

I personally see the fruit of PCA's ministry as my own children come home from PCA with worship songs and Bible stories on their lips.  I know that what they are learning at home is being daily reinforced in a loving, Christian environment that will provide a solid foundation for life."

D. Tam, Daisy Tam
D. Tam

Chemistry / Computer Science / Bible / Media Arts
B.Sc., B.Ed. - Queens University
(PCA Alumna)

Mrs. D. Tam: "I love working at PCA because I can be authentic about myself and my faith at school, with the goal of pointing my students to Jesus. At PCA, I can use God's Word to teach, rebuke, correct and train my students, which makes my investment in their lives so much more meaningful and long-lasting."

S. Tam

Kinesiology / Biology / Applied Journalism (Yearbook) / Science
B.Sc. (Honours) - York University
B.Ed. - University of Toronto
(PCA Alumna)

Mrs S. Tam: "PCA allows me to build Christ-centered relationships.  As a science teacher, I have the opportunity to point my students to the wonder of creation by demonstrating the care and design that God has invested into all life.  As a journalism teacher, I recognize that both truth and beauty are rooted in God’s character.  So, too, my students must pursue both truth and beauty in their reporting of school events and in the design of our publications.  The process of producing the yearbook provides students with the opportunity to explore God’s faithfulness in our school."

M. Westacott, Peoples Christian Academy, PCA
M. Westacott

English / Media / Writers Craft / Literature / Social Studies
Middle School Chapel

B.A. - University of Toronto
B.Ed. - York University

Mr. M. Westacott: "As Christians, we need to go where God calls us; I feel truly blessed to have been called to teach at PCA. Teaching here allows me the opportunity to serve God by serving the next generation, to love the students as He first loved me. As a husband and a father of three (going on four), family means the world to me. That's really what the PCA community is: a family."