MASSIE Teaching Staff
Mr. Arthur Wildish
As a lifelong student and longtime teacher, I believe that students learn best when they are taught with know-how and enthusiasm, and that the teacher's role in the classroom is to give students the opportunity to respond to each learning situation with thought and creativity. I am happy to be a part of the MASSIE Program and to bring some of my teaching ideas and practices to the classroom in the context of MASSIE's purpose and ideas. I admire and just plain like the students who come so far to learn in the Program, and I look forward to cooperating with them, as well as with the MASSIE staff and administration in making their experiences of university life in Canada one they will always remember.
Ms. Mary Kouyoumdjian
After many years of teaching ESL to newcomers to Canada, I joined the MASSIE program in 2002. It is a pleasure to watch out students gain proficiency and confidence in their second language and flourish in the middle of this lovely little corner of the world. I continue to enjoy working with the dedicated staff and enthusiastic students who form the MASSIE family.
Ms. Donna Sharpe
Teaching brings joy to my heart. I started teaching thirty years ago and have been learning ever since. I graduated from York University in Toronto in Visual Arts and Education. Since then, education and art have continued to be my creative recurring themes mingling with travel and raising children. It is truly a pleasure to be a part of the MASSIE learning experience.
Mr. Steve Gates
After fourteen years of teaching English in Japan I am very pleased to be with the MASSIE program here in beautiful Sackville. In Japan, I taught all levels of English with the last give years at a College in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. I know learning another language can be a challenge. It is often difficult, but when you can make yourself understood it is really exciting! In my free time, when I'm not playing with my four crazy kids, I love watching hockey.
Ms. Lori Ann Roness
Originally from Quebec, I grew up in Ontario and after many years of roaming, I have come to Sackville. I have been teaching at the MASSIE program since September 2002 and really enjoy teaching the students some of the history of the area and how Canada developed. I've also enjoyed talking with the students and learning more about life in Japan. I look forward to continuing to be a part of a terrific program.