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Meet your ELAN Ontario Executive Council

ELAN Ontario Executive is a group of volunteers who meet regularly to plan opportunities and resources to support educators of Language and English, Grades 7 to 12. If you’d like to get in touch with the ELAN Ontario Executive team, please contact us at [email protected]

Brian Weishar


Instructor/Faculty Advisor
Faculty of Education, Lakehead University

Jason Himsl


7-12 English/Language Facilitator
Durham DSB

Paula Nevins

Past Chair

Academic Consultant: Literacy (7-12) & Integrated Curriculum Design
Dufferin-Peel Catholic DSB

Kristy Davison

Social Media Coordinator

Curriculum Consultant: Literacy (9-12), Mathematics (9-12)
Halton Catholic DSB

Kwadwo Adusei

Equity and Diversity Lead

Vice Principal
Dufferin-Peel Catholic DSB

Degmo Gedi

Reading Reviewer Coordinator

History/Math/English Teacher
Toronto DSB

Amanda Beaupre

Division Co-Lead Grade 7&8 Lens

English and Phys Ed Teacher
Ottawa Catholic DSB

Jennifer Bates


Curriculum Chair of Languages/Teacher

Alanna Trines

Indigenous Lead

Indigenous Lead Consultant (Leading & Learning Dept)
Ottawa Catholic DSB

Mike Thrasher

Member at Large

Teacher Consultant: English (9-12) and Libraries (K-12)
Greater Essex County DSB

Erin Doak

Division Co-Lead – Grade 7&8 Lens

7-12 English/Literacy/Contemporary Studies Consultant
Ottawa Catholic DSB

Mercy Yulien

Event Coordinator

Int/Sr Teacher
English/The Social Sciences &Humanities/Guidance & Career Ed./First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies
Toronto DSB

Alicia Whyte

Member at Large

Classroom Teacher- Grade 7 Math & Language
Ottawa Catholic DSB

Brian James


Secondary Teacher
English, History and Math
Toronto DSB


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