Falculty and Staff

Frank J. Marchini, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.

Frank J. Marchini, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.

Educational Director

Frank has 39 years of Administrative and Teaching experience. His first 32 years were dedicated to the Ontario Public School system, mostly as a Head of Guidance/Student Services, and the latest 7 years dedication to the Private School system as a Principal and Educational Director. Within these 7 years, Frank was the founding Principal and Educational Director of Westfield Education, as well as four other Private Schools.

Imad Al Hawamdeh

Imad Al Hawamdeh

WELS Director

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

Kiki Zhang

Kiki Zhang

Admissions and visas

Ms. Kiki holds a Bachelor’s degree in law and a postgraduate certificate in business management.
Kiki holds the position of student counsellor at Westfield Secondary School. Kiki has over 10 years of working experience in international education and office administration. Kiki is very familiar with the Canadian educational system and visa application process. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and has sufficient knowledge in Cantonese. Kiki understands students’ academic needs and is committed to giving students the best-tailored counselling in course selection, university application and career planning. As a staff member of Westfield Secondary School, Kiki strives to help local and international students succeed in their high school study.

Instructors

Eyad Kalthoum

Eyad Kalthoum

Instructors

Eyad Kalthoum holds a Bachelor of Arts & Humanities from the Department of English Literature & Language, and a Master of Teaching English Language from at Albaath University.
Eyad brings over eight years of experience in teaching students 10 to 20 years old in the English language. Mr. Eyad’s strong awareness of the diversity of learning styles has led him to develop a flexible approach to teaching that aims to build confidence and a passion for learning in each student. Eyad is a passionate teacher with advanced language skills and a proven track record in achievement in the classroom. As someone whose path in life was transformed through the influence of an inspiring educator, I have made it my life purpose to help other young people to develop the learning tools and motivation they need to achieve their best, both within the classroom and beyond.

Imad Al Hawamdeh

Imad Al Hawamdeh

Instructors

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

At the beginning of my journey here at Westfield, I was filled with doubt and a lot of nerves. However, the enthusiastic teachers and staff, along with the energetic students helped me to adapt to this community quickly. I enjoy and appreciate my time here. Westfield is my home away from home.

Westfield Secondary is a great school to me. The students are friendly, and I can make friends with people from different countries. The teachers here are great, they are always here to listen and help us with any problems we come across. I would recommend Westfield Secondary to anyone interested in coming here!

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!

I came to Canada being excited but also feeling very nervous. I did not have any confidence in speaking English, but the teaching at Westfield help me to rebuild my confidence and has motivated me to improve my learning.

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!