Meet the CFL Team
Kathryn Barnes, Director, Wernham West Centre for Learning; Coordinator Intermediate Division
(416) 488-1125 ext 2211
Kathryn Barnes is the Director of the Wernham West Centre for Learning. After graduating with her Bachelor’s of Education, Kathryn went on to teach Science and Physical & Health Education at two Independent Schools in the greater Toronto area.
Early on in her career she identified that she has a passion for supporting students, helping them understand themselves better as learners and teaching them to become self-advocates.
This led her to pursue courses in the area of special education and her Master’s of Education from OISE, with a focus on leadership and program administration.
This fall, Kathryn will also join the OISE team as a facilitator in their Continuing and Professional Learning department, delivering courses in Special Education.
Kathryn has a broad range of expertise and leadership with student development initiatives and hands-on experience building relationships with faculty, students and parents school wide. She understands the importance of helping teachers develop inclusive teaching practices and for all boys to develop their own tool-kit for learning.
Coordinator, Primary Division, Richard Wernham & Julia West Centre for Learning
416-488-1125, ext. 4076
416-488-1125, ext. 4006
416-488-1125, ext. 2243
Jody McLean is the Senior Division Coordinator of the Wenham West Centre for Learning. She has been an educator for more than 11 years. She began her career as a high school business teacher in western Canada and then moved to Toronto and became a business teacher at Metropolitan Preparatory Academy. Jody was offered the position of assistant head of the upper school at Fieldstone School in 2003. During her time at Fieldstone, she did graduate work at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, where she was granted a M.Ed. in theory and policy studies; educational administration. She completed the principals’ course with the Ontario Federation of Independent Schools in 2009.
Jody’s professional commitment is to provide learning support to all students in a caring environment where they can realize their potential, become self-advocates and feel well prepared for post-secondary studies.