Our Classrooms

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 and French Immersion (JK - Gr. 5). 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.

Learning Links

  • Math Web Site
  • Link To Leaning Web Site 
  • Kindergarten Math Web Sites
  • More Math Web Sites
  • Math Problem Solving Question
  • Math Problem Solving Question
  • Math Game
  • Family Math Night Resources - A Journey Through Math April 2012
  • TumbleBooks


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 Roxanne Caracciolo

JKSKB - Ms Kelly Buchanan / Ms Soña Jankechova

JKSKC - Ms Tara Kruklis

FI-SKA - M Patrick Duench / Mme Chantal Vaina

FI-SKB - Mme Rebecca Hammond / Mme Adriana Traistaru

Grade 1 & 1/2:

1 -  Ms Christina Lam
1/2 - Ms Sandra Hood 
FI-1 - Mme Anca Mera  
FI-1/2 - Mme Emily (Leung) Lee

VL-1/2 - Ms Elizabeth Kennedy


Grade 2 & 2/3:

2 - Ms Ericka Goldstein
2/3 - Mr Robert Rebick
FI-2/3 - Mme Bourassa Wilson


Grade 3, 3/4 & 4:

3 - Ms Myria Antoniou

4 - Ms Sarah Burchell

FI-3/4 - Mme Elena (Dana) Balaban


Grade 4/5 & 5:

4/5 - Ms Cristina Martan 

5 - Ms Nikki Yu
FI-4/5 - Mme Sarah Wlodek
FI-5 - M Sion Price 


Teacher Librarian:

Ms Kellie Ierullo

Resource/Support Teachers:

Ms Susanne Coutts
Ms Roberta Cole
Ms Daiana Moreau


Prep Teachers:

Ms Paula Kuzic
Mr Stephen Albrecht
Mme Melissa Morris



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.