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Meet the CFL Team

Kathryn Barnes

Kathryn Barnes

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.


Tina Jagdeo
Coordinator, Primary Division, Richard Wernham & Julia West Centre for Learning

416-488-1125, ext. 4076

Tina Jagdeo is the Primary coordinator of the Wernham West Centre for Learning. She teaches boys from Kindergarten to Grade 5. Her teaching focuses on literacy and numeracy skills as well as helping boys understand how they learn.
Tina didn’t always know that she wanted to be a teacher. After graduating from Queen’s University with undergraduate and graduate degrees in history, she spent four years working in advertising at Leo Burnett. She dreamed up promotions for Kellogg’s cereal and developed and produced advertising campaigns for Fruit of the Loom clothing in Canada and the United States. It was at that time that Tina started teaching junior advertising executives. Working with and teaching young people made Tina realize the dramatic change she needed to make to her career and she has now been teaching for more than 10 years.
Tina’s favourite part of her profession is working with students to help them understand how they learn best and to be a self-advocate. She works with teachers to plan lessons that promote active learning and are rooted in best practice.
Tina also heads up the debating and public speaking program at the Prep. She loves to continue to read and learn in her spare time and has completed her special education specialist and part one of her mathematics specialist through OISE/University of Toronto. She’s revising the CFL publication, Centred for Learning, with her department.

Jennifer Ferguson
Coordinator, Middle Division, Richard Wernham & Julia West Centre for Learning
416-488-1125, ext. 4006

Barbara Kawasoe – Middle Division Coordinator

Jennifer Ferguson – Senior Division Coordinator

Lincoln Smith – General Learning Strategies Teacher