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Project Lead: Carolyn Cohen

Research Lead: Antonella Valeo

Research Consultant: Colette Peters

Research Consultant: Anouchka Plumb

Research Consultant: Sheila Dermer Applebaum

Administrative Assistant: Elizabeth Carbone

System Administrator: Kevin O'Brien

FPTCT Advisory Group Members

Sheila McMullin, Regional Program Advisor, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ontario Region

Renate Tilson, Executive Director, TESL Ontario

Kate Cushing, LINC/ESL Instructor, The Centre for Skills Development & Training

Antoinette Gagné, Associate Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto

Suzanne Gordon, Manager, Labour Market Unit, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Bernice Klassen, Projects Coordinator, OSLT and Bridging Programs, Algonquin College

Barb Krukowski, Manager, Languages & Newcomer Services, The Centre for Skills Development & Training

Mourad Mardikian, Manager, Language Training Unit, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Dawn Michael, Co-Director, Canadian Centre for Language and Cultural Studies

Joanne Millard, Associate Director, Academic Programs, York University English Language Institute

Sharon Rajabi, Program Consultant, Adult Education Program, Toronto Catholic District School Board

Joan Reynolds, TESL Certificate Training Coordinator, George Brown College,
      TESL Ontario Accreditation Standards Committee Chair, TESL Ontario

Chris Sloan, Acting Regional Program Advisor, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ontario Region now Policy Advisor,
      Language Training Unit, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

FPTCT Team Professional Biographies

Project Lead: Carolyn Cohen has worked in the field of English as a Second Language  for more than twenty years in senior program administration, language teaching, assessment, teacher and assessor training, assessment development and program evaluation. She has worked in an advisory role for the Ontario Region LINC Advisory Committee (ORLAC) Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral Committee (CLARS) and as Public Relations Chair for TESL Ontario.

Research Lead: Antonella Valeo  has several years experience as an ESL teacher, language program administrator and teacher trainer in the University of Toronto TESOL program. Antonella is the current Chair of the Research Committee for TESL Ontario. She has a Ph.D. in Second Language Education from OISE/University of Toronto and a CTESL from Woodsworth College, University of Toronto.   

Research Consultant: Sheila Dermer Applebaum established her primary career at the Toronto District School Board with major sector responsibility for ESL, Native Languages and English in the Workplace. She was involved as an administrator, instructor, teacher trainer and materials developer. She holds a doctorate from OISE/ University of Toronto in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning.   

Research Consultant: Colette Peters' experience working with newcomers to Canada spans over a decade, with areas of specialization that include English for Academic Purposes, and Enhanced Language Training. She has also worked in bridging programs for teachers, pharmacists, and doctors. Her PhD research examines the experiences of internationally educated doctors as they seek licensure in Ontario. Colette is a PhD candidate in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning in the Second Language Education program at OISE/University of Toronto.

Research Consultant: Anouchka Plumb has extensive experience teaching English for Academic Purpose at the University of Windsor. She is currently a Doctoral student in Education. Anouchka is professional member of TESL Ontario as well as the Ontario College of Teachers.

Administrative Assistant: Elizabeth Carbone has several years of experience teaching English to adults in Toronto and abroad. She currently holds a TESL Ontario Certificate and a Masters in TESOL.

System Administrator: Kevin O'Brien had extensive teaching experience in elementary, secondary, LINC, ESL and Literacy. He has been a CALL instructor and presenter since the 1980's and he has been teaching the use of CALL to teachers for as many years.

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