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Humility, reverence, compassion, forbearance, sacrifice, and sense-control are the qualities which reveal the outcome of true education.

Sathya Sai Baba

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4-505 Ellesmere Rd
Toronto ON Canada
M1R 4E5
(Entrance on Principal Rd.)
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Faculty Staff

The staff members for the 2015-2016 school year are as follows:

In an effort to reduce the amount of spam we deal with, we have included only the first part of each staff member's email address (eg. 'rchennabathni' for Dr. Revathi Chennabathni). The second part of every staff member's email address is '@sathyasaischool.ca'.

Principal
Dr. Revathi Chennabathni | PhD Ed.Psy, M.Phil., M.Ed. | email: rchennabathni
Dr. Chennabathni is the Principal of the Sathya Sai School of Canada since 2006. Dr. Chennabathni holds a Doctorate in Education from McGill University, a Master of Philosophy from the University of West Indies, and a Master of Education from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. Her research interests include teacher creativity, gender education and the integration of values into the curriculum. She holds a Certificate from the Canadian Institute of Sathya Sai Education in the Standard Diploma Course: Course One. She is currently working with the Canadian Institute of Sathya Sai Education as a member of the Research Committee. This year marks Dr. Revathi’s 10th year at the Sathya Sai School.
Office Administrator
Ms. Edith Recht | AMI Montessori, B.A., B.A. Jyotish | email: erecht
Ms. Recht holds a Montessori Primary Teacher Diploma, a B.A. with High Distinction in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto, and Professional Certification from the American College of Vedic Astrology. She is a practitioner of meditation and yoga and has edited Dr. Ghooi's books "Meditation and Health", “My Beloved Adipati” and “Integrated Medicine and Health”. Ms. Recht was part of the school administration team when the school opened in 2000 for three years and returned in 2009. She holds a Certificate from the Canadian Institute of Sathya Sai Education in the Standard Diploma Course: Course One. This year marks Ms. Recht’s 10th year at the Sathya Sai School.
OES/Uniform Coordinator
Mrs. Prabha Gupta | B.Com | email: pgupta
Mrs. Gupta holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Delhi University, India. She has worked with the Bank of Canada processing Canada Savings Bonds as lead computer operator for 10 years. She has also served as a Trustee for the Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Ottawa Carleton for 15 years. This year marks Mrs. Gupta’s 11th year at the Sathya Sai School.
IT Coordinator / Admin Support
Mr. Kailash Ganga Persad | MBA, PMP, BBM | email: kgangapersad
Mr. Ganga Persad has a Bachelor’s of Business Management from Bangalore University specializing in Marketing and has received his Masters in Business Administration (International Marketing) from the University of the West Indies. He currently holds certification in Information Technology and Project Management. He has completed Music Production from the Berkelee College of Music and is a trained musician. He was previously the Marketing Manager of Pepsi T&T Co. Ltd. He holds a Certificate from the Canadian Institute of Sathya Sai Education in the Standard Diploma Course: Course One.
Admin Support
Mrs. Rita Mohandas | B.Tech | email: rmohandas
Mrs. Mohandas holds a B.Tech degree in Architectural Engineering from the Regional Engineering College, Calicut India. She worked as an Architect for several years in India and Dubai.
Junior Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Minoli Roshan | OCT, M.Ed., B.Ed., B.A. | email: mroshan
Mrs. Roshan has a Masters of Education from Nipissing University, Ontario; a Bachelor of education from York University; and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. She completed her Basic Qualifications in the Primary and Junior Divisions, and Intermediate Division, English. In addition, she has completed an AQ in Guidance and Career Education, Part 1, an AQ in Special Education, Part 1 and has attended many educational workshops in literacy, numeracy and the arts. She has taught Grades JK, SK, 2, & 3, and Music for Grade 6, and holds a certificate for SSEHV from the British Institute for Sathya Sai Education. This year marks Mrs. Roshan’s 10th year at the Sathya Sai School.
Senior Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Ureta Ramjiawan | OCT, B.Ed., B.Msc.| email: uramjiawan
Ms Ramjiawan has a Bachelors in Education with an English major from the University of Guyana. In Canada she completed her Basic Qualifications in the Primary and Junior Divisions; Intermediate and Senior Divisions, English and is qualified to teach grades K to 12. She also possesses a Bachelor Degree in Professional Counseling from the American University of Peace Studies, and has a diploma in teaching from Cyril Potter College of Education Guyana. Ms Ramjiawan has over 13 years of experience in teaching from grades 1 to 9 and is in good standing with OCT. She also held the post of Senior Assistant Principal for a high school in Guyana. She holds a Certificate from the Canadian Institute of Sathya Sai Education in the Standard Diploma Course: Course One.
Grade 1 Teacher
Mrs. Tanushree Krishnanand | OCT, M.English, M.Ed, B.Ed. | email: tkrishnanand
Mrs. Krishnanand holds an MA (English) from Lucknow University, India; an MA (Education) from Ateneo de Manila, the Philippines; and a B.Ed from Trent University, Ontario. She completed her Basic Qualifications in the Primary and Junior Divisions; Intermediate and Senior Divisions, English and is qualified to teach grades K to 12. She has completed a number of AQs from OISE: Special Education (Part 1 & 2), Reading (Part 1 & 2) and ESL (Part 1). She has trained with Spirit of Math, holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from BITS, India, and is TRIBES trained. She also holds a British Columbia Teaching Certificate (BCTC). This year marks Mrs. Krishnanand’s 10th year at the Sathya Sai School.
Grade 2 Teacher
Mrs. Sesha Patel | OCT, GTC, M.Ed., PGCE, B.Sc. (Hons) | email: spatel
Mrs. Patel holds a Masters degree in Special Education and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (Early Years) both from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Brunel University, UK. She received her Qualified Teacher Status (GTC) in England and her Ontario Certified Teacher Status (OCT). In Canada, she has completed her Basic Qualifications in the Primary and Junior Divisions. She has taught in grades SK to 8 in Ontario and grades 4 and 5 in UK, and has integrated Sathya Sai Education in Human Values into her classes.
Grade 3 Teacher
Ms. Revathy Mohan | OCT (pending), PGDip. Spl. Ed., CIDTT, B.A | email: rmohan
Mrs. Mohan received her undergraduate Degree in History and Economics from the University of Madras, India. She holds a Cambridge International Diploma for teachers and trainers, Post Graduate Diploma in teaching children with Specific learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) from the Hornsby International Dyslexia Institute, UK, and a Montessori Teaching Diploma. She has a Certificate in Guidance from IGNOU, India and has also received certificates of training in teaching ESL students in mainstream classrooms, and Differentiating Instructions in Classrooms. She has over 20 years of experience teaching Pre-primary and elementary grades in Oman and India. She holds a Certificate from the Canadian Institute of Sathya Sai Education in the Standard Diploma Course: Course One.
Grade 4 Teacher
Ms. Amala Regisanth | OCT, B.Ed., B.Sc. (Hons.). | email: aratnavadivel
Ms. Ratnavadivel completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto in 2010, majoring in Health Studies and Psychology. She then received her B.Ed from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. After graduating, she completed an Additional Basic Qualification in Intermediate Family Studies, allowing her to teach the Primary, Junior and Intermediate divisions. She has also completed AQs in Special Education Part 1, Reading Part 1, and Kindergarten Part 1. She holds a Certificate from the Canadian Institute of Sathya Sai Education in the Standard Diploma Course: Course One
Grade 5 Teacher
Ms. Theeba Ratnarajah | OCT, B.Ed., B.A. (Hons.) | email: tratnarajah
Ms. Ratnarajah holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Arts from the University of Western Ontario with a major in English and a minor in Classical Studies. She has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa, Primary/Junior divisions, and completed an AQ in Reading Part 1. She has worked as an elementary homeroom teacher and Literacy instructor at a Canadian International School in Hong Kong for four years, teaching grades 2, 4 and 5. She has taken Professional Development Workshops in Peace and Global Education, Differentiated Instruction, Education of Exceptional Students, Literacy Development, Integration of Technology in the classroom. She is musically trained and plays the flute, guitar and piano.
Grade 6 Teacher
Mr. Ronak Gandhi | OCT, B.Ed., B.A. (Hons.) | email: rgandhi
Mr. Gandhi holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Arts from McMaster University, and a Bachelors of Education from the University of Ottawa with a major in History and minor in English, and has Basic Qualifications in Junior and Intermediate Divisions, History; Senior Division, History, and is qualified to teach grades 4 to 12. He has also completed AQs in Special Education Part 1, English as a Second Language Part 1, and Reading Part 1. He is He was a member of the global cohort program at the University of Ottawa, which incorporates social justice components into lesson plans, and worked on a research project to implement environmental education into the Ontario curriculum. He has tutored students in English, ESL, Math, and Public Speaking.
Grade 7 Teacher
Mr. Peter Petrevski | OCT, B.Ed., B.A. (Hons.).| email: ppetrevski
Mr. Petrevski received his Bachelor of Education from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), graduating with Highest Distinction. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Guelph, specializing in Theatre and Performing Arts, and also holds a diploma in Information Technology from the DeVry Institute. He completed his Basic Qualifications in the Primary and Junior Divisions; Intermediate Division, English and is qualified to teach grades K to 10. He has completed AQs in Reading Part 1 and Part 2. He holds a Certificate from the Canadian Institute of Sathya Sai Education in the Standard Diploma Course: Course One.
Grade 8 Teacher
Mrs. Meera Ganga Persad | OCT, M.Sc. (Ed.), B.Com. (Hons.) | email: mramdath
Mrs. Meera Ganga Persad completed twelve years of primary and secondary school education at the Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, Prashanti Nilayam, India, and then completed her B.Com. at the Sri Sathya Sai University, Anantapur, India. After returning to her hometown, she completed an Accounting Specialist Certification. She completed her M.Sc. in Education from D'Youville College, Buffalo, USA. She completed her Basic Qualifications in the Primary and Junior Divisions; Intermediate Division, English and is qualified to teach grades K to 10. She holds a Certificate from the Canadian Institute of Sathya Sai Education in the Standard Diploma Course: Course One. Mrs. Ganga Persad is musically talented and has performed in various fundraising programs across India, Canada and Trinidad.
French Teacher
Mr. Vaughn MacDonald | OCT, B.Ed., CELTA, B.A. | email: vmacdonald
Mr. MacDonald completed a B.A. degree in Elementary Education from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. He is also qualified to teach English as a Second Language with CELTA certification from the University of Cambridge, England. He completed his Basic Qualifications in the Primary and Junior Divisions and has completed Additional Qualifications in Special Education Part 1 and French as a Second Language Part 1, and a four-week immersion program of study for French teachers at St Anne University, Nova Scotia. He has over ten years of teaching experience including teaching ESL to adults and children in Japan and teaching grade six in Houston, B.C. and grade three and four in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He holds a Certificate from the Canadian Institute of Sathya Sai Education in the Standard Diploma Course: Course One. He is currently teaching French for Grades 1 to 8.
Social Studies Teacher
Mr. Parthi Kandavel | OCT, M.Sc. (Ed.), B.A. | email: pkandavel
Mr. Kandavel completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo in Mathematics and Political Science. He has a Masters of Science in Elementary Education from Medaille College in Amherst, NY, USA, and has completed his Basic Qualifications in the Primary and Junior Divisions. He holds a Certificate from the Canadian Institute of Sathya Sai Education in the Standard Diploma Course: Course One.
Junior Kindergarten ECE
Ms. Abirami Paramanathan | ECE (Hons.), B.A.S.,| email: aparamanathan
Ms. Paramanathan holds a Bachelor of Administrative Studies (Honours) from York University and an Early Childhood Education Diploma from Seneca College and is a Registered Early Childhood Educator. She has worked with children from ages 1 to 12 in various schools and daycares and has also worked with children with special needs. Her business training has also been put to use in the planning, implementation and delivery of student programs. She holds a Certificate from the Canadian Institute of Sathya Sai Education in the Standard Diploma Course: Course One.
Senior Kindergarten ECE
Mrs. Vandana Jhawar | ECE | email: vjhawar
Mrs. Jhawar holds an Ontario College Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Centennial College and graduated with Honours in May 2014. She is a Registered Early Childhood Educator. As an ECE student, she did placements at West Hill Public School, Sir Samuel B Steele Public school and Children of Tomorrow Daycare. During these placements she worked with children of various age groups and planned curriculum based on their cues, needs and interest.