Our Classrooms

Our Classrooms

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 and French Immersion (JK - Gr. 5). Our school has multicultural 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 safe learning , nurturing, positive and respectful environment. 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 provides many opportunities for students to learn 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 2022 - 2023 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.


JKSKA - Ms Megan McRae / Ms Joyita Sen

JKSKB - Ms Kelly Buchanan / Ms Joanne Tarala

JKSKC - Ms Meenu Tandon

FI-SKA - M Patrick Duench / Mme Chantal Vaina

FI-SKB - Mme Sharon Lee

Grade 1 & 1/2:

1 -  Ms Christina Lam

1 - Ms Elizabeth Kennedy

1/2 - Ms Sandra Hood 
FI-1 - Mme.  Annette Bourassa-Wilson    
FI-1/2 - Mme Emily (Leung) Lee

Grade 2 & 2/3:

2 - Mr Robert Rebick

2/3 - Ms. Lisette LaFarciola

FI-2/3 - Mme. Adela Ching


Grade 3, 3/4 & 4:

3 - Ms Ericka Goldstein

3 - Ms. Tara Kruklis

FI-3 - Mme Elena (Dana) Balaban

4 - Ms Sarah Burchell


Grade 4/5 & 5:

4/5 - Ms Julia Passarelli

5 - Ms Courtney Smyth
FI-4 - Mme Melissa Morrison
FI-4/5 - M Sion Price 


Teacher Librarian:

Ms Kellie Ierullo

Resource/Support Teachers/ Prep Teachers:

Ms Myria Antoniou - MART

Ms Susanne Coutts - Resource / Prep

Ms Daiana Moreau - ESL/Prep

Ms. Dara Schwartz - ESL / Prep

Ms Paula Kuzic - HPE

Mr Stephen Albrecht - Music

Support Staff:

Ms Cynthia Facun
Ms Jasmine Fontanos

Mr Luan Jazxhi




Class Placements

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 and administration. 

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.