Faculty and Staff
Frank J. Marchini, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.
With 40+ years of experience with Ontario Education, Frank Marchini has helped found, lead, and guide Westfield as Educational Director. His wealth of experience and advice has been essential to the success of Westfield.
Imad Al Hawamdeh
Imad Al-Hawamdeh brings decades of experiences from a variety of countries and educational contexts to our team. Currently helping to lead our ESL department, Imad’s experience with young people and second language learning makes him a very valuable asset to the team.
Department Head -Faculty of Language Development
With a Masters in teaching English Language, Eyad Kalthoum is leading the Westfield English department to new heights! Eyad’s goal is to inspire students to reach their academic goals and help them walk the path of achievement.
Head of Guidance
Tracy Ma is the head of our Guidance Department at Westfield. She supports the academic, career and personal/social development of all our students. Tracy can assist all students with their academic goals, and is someone all students should meet!
Jule Lee, B.A., M.S.Ed
Jule is an experienced educator as a guidance counsellor, a teacher, and a Child Youth Care practitioner. With her 15 years of education experience, Jule is always open for the students to support their academics and careers.
Kiki Zhang, B.A., MBA
Director of Student Services
As Director of Student Services, Kiki is instrumental in helping students with the variety of unique contexts being an international student brings. With post-secondary degrees in Law and Business Management, Kiki is a vital member of the team and someone all students will get to know well!
Imad Al Hawamdeh
Imad Hawamdeh is a bilingual, multicultural educator with nearly 20 years experience in international, secondary, and higher education. Imad utilizes his bilingual and multicultural skills and experiences as a teacher and cultural advisor to foster effective and practical learning for today’s globalized world.
Previously, Imad taught ESL and advised on Arabic culture and language at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania for 4 years as well as Oregon State University for 5 consecutive years.
Teaching experience: Jordan, USA, Canada.
Specialties: Intensive English Program (IEP), Curriculum Development, IELTS/TOEFL instruction, Integrating Technology, Teacher Professional Development, Bilingual Education, Content-Based Instruction
Native speaker of Arabic
Near-native English proficiency
I have earned the president position in the Students’ Council. I never thought I could actually become this leader who I dreamed to be. I have been through a lot of elections in my life, some I failed, some I just gave up. But this time, Westfield’s students and teachers trusted me and gave this chance, and I am very grateful. I had one gap year, totally lost; one year in a school that I did not feel I belonged in. Westfield brought my confidence back. I am proud to say, I have reached a high point in my life, with acceptances from Rotman Commerce, McGill’s Commerce, UTM’s Commerce with Scholarship.
I am very grateful to my teachers and staffs for my achievement. When I started my journey at Westfield, I was filled with nervousness and doubt. However, the enthusiasm of the teachers, staff, and students helped me quickly adapt to the community. Westfield not only galvanized my academic capabilities but also gave me love and care.
I feel like the staff and teachers are friends. They are caring towards my study and life. They have helped build my confidence day by day, and improve my English which helps me adjust to local life. My parents are so proud of me and its all thanks to Westfield!
It’s been a few months now that I have been studying at Westfield. From the first day I came, Westfield made me feel very welcomed. Everyone is very friendly and communicative. The teachers are extremely caring and kind, and they really want us to succeed. Westfield has made me feel at home!
Hello everybody. I’m so lucky to study at Westfield Secondary School. I really enjoy Westfield because they’re very friendly and nice to me. I like them a lot. Westfield has a fun game room where I can play pool and table ping pong with my friends. After we finish class we have study hall. All our teachers help us to improve our skills in each subject. I am improving my English day by day being here better than I would have at home. I hope to see you here soon!