Our Classrooms

At École Owen Public School we do our best to innovate, create and inspire!

École Owen Public School is located in an area of York Mills that was originally the St. Andrew's Golf Course. École Owen is a dual track school offering instruction in both English (JK - Gr. 6) and French Immersion (SK - Gr. 6). Our school has multi-cultural diversity with one third of the children speaking a language other than English at home. 

At Owen we strive to enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values they need to become responsible members of a democratic society. We value and are committed to providing a learning environment that is safe, nurturing, positive and respectful. Our Code of Conduct is rooted in commitment to our duties, respect for others and pride in ourselves. Safety is a priority and permeates all aspects of school life.

 Owen has lots of opportunities for our students to learn how to collaborate with others as well as develop into leaders who can inspire others.  Our school programs align throughout the grades allowing students to build on their previous knowledge.

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Owen 2017 - 2018 Teaching Staff

All teachers can be contacted by leaving a telephone message at the office or emailing them by using their firstname.lastname@tdsb.on.ca. Teachers cannot answer phone calls or meet with parents during class time.


JKSK - Ms Kelly Buchanan
JKSK - Ms Courtney Smyth 
JKSK - Ms Saloni Milbrandt
JKSK - Ms Tara Kruklis
FI-SK - Mme Christiane Mungala
FI-SK - Mme Emily Leung

Kindergarten ECEs:

Ms Natasha Rajan
Ms Samanthi Wanniarachchi
Ms Meenu Tandon
Mme Chantal Vaina
Mme Laura Bailis

Grade 1:

1A - Ms Sandra Hood
1B -  Ms Megan McRae   Twitter: @MsMcRaesGrade1
FI - 1 - Mme Anca Mera
FI - 1 - Mme Stacey Hartwell

Grade 2:

2A - Ms Irene Kiriazopoulos
2B - Ms Christina Lam
FI - 2 - Mme Annette Bourassa Wilson

Grade 3:

3 - Ms Debra Boddy
3 - Mr Robert Rebick
3 - Ms Rosanna Barbieri - https://msbarbieris3rdgrade.shutterfly.com/  Twitter: @OWENGrade3
FI - 3 - Mr Jonathan MacArthur
FI - 3 - Ms Ariel Vezina

Grade 4:

4A - Ms Lynne Hall
4B - Ms Daiana Moreau
FI - 4  - M Julien Alexandre   Twitter: @mrjalexandre
FI - 4 - Mme Melissa Morris

Grade 5: 

5A - Ms Myria Antoniou - https://grade5a20172018.wordpress.com 
5B - Ms Carolyn Bromley
FI - 5 - M Sion Price

Grade 6:

6A - Ms Elizabeth Kennedy
6B - Ms Kellie Ierullo
FI - 6 - Mme Elena (Dana) Balaban (am) / Mme Sarah Burchell (pm)

Teacher Librarian:

6A - Ms Kellie Ierullo

Resource/Support Teachers:

Ms Ericka Goldstein
Ms Roberta Cole
Ms Carolyn Jagger
Ms Susanne Coutts

Prep Teachers:

Ms Paula Kuzic
Ms Diane Montemurro
Mr Stephen Albrecht
Ms Sabrina Pennesi
Ms Elena (Dana) Balaban



Ms Cynthia Facun
Ms Jasmine Fontanos
Ms Soraya Raisi
Mr Luan Jazxhi





Class Placement

Student placements are decided by our Placement Committee, which consists of the sending and receiving teachers, the specialist teachers and the administration. The members of the committee follow the school’s placement policy and have the best interests of the children in mind. The following are examples of our guidelines used by teaching staff when placing students into next year’s class groupings. 

They include: 

  • Academic Strengths and Needs
  • Gender Balance
  • Social / Emotional Strengths and Needs
  • Class size

Occasionally, there may be personal information that is unknown to the school staff that may affect the child’s placement. This might include family changes, recent learning assessments or medical situations. Please feel free to share this information with your child’s present teacher. 

In our network of schools, students and parents are notified of their class placement for the school year on the first day of school. We are trying to eliminate any possibility of disappointing or causing undue stress to children if classes need to be restructured.