Staff, Volunteers & Advisors

Extra Ed Instructors, staff and volunteers are at the heart of what makes our programs so extra. They are passionate, caring leaders and mentors who believe in creating an engaging learning process. Our instructors are carefully vetted for subject matter expertise, and are as diverse as the populations they serve.
If you think you have what it takes to join our ranks, we invite you to drop us a line.

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Yakos Spiliotopoulos

Yakos is an entrepreneur and founder of Extra Ed. He has over 20 years of teaching experience under his belt, and he started.......

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Jonathan Zeldin

Jonathan serves as both the Operations Manager and an Instructor at Extra Ed. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from.......

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Anna Hebert

Anna is a certified teacher and the head Curriculum Developer. She also heads up Environmental Initiatives as Extra Ed.......

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Vini Velela

Vini completed his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at University of São Paulo and then did a post grad at.......

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Katya Rudzik

Katya is Extra Ed’s Director of Programs, responsible for working with schools, community groups and members.......

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Patti Smith

Patti began her career in community-based education while on a post-war Truth and Reconciliation project in the........

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Marcelo Moraes

Marcelo graduated from Humber College, and is Extra Ed’s Marketing Manager. He works to promote and position.......

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Grace Ferguson

Grace is Head of Social Media and Digital Marketing where she leads a creative team that develop educational content for.......

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Edyn Rebryna

As an Afro-Indigenous woman, Edyn has extensive experience working with Indigenous community members to.......

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Amanda Arcuri

Amanda Arcuri is a photo-based artist and visual art teacher who encourages creativity and inspires new ways.......

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Jairus Gabison

Jairus serves as the head of the music department at Extra Ed. He is responsible for the creation and development of.......

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Abe Rogers

Abraham is the head instructor for the radiant filmmaking program at Extra Ed. He achieved his BA at Western University.......

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Paul Tuccitto

Paul advises on the Financial courses at Extra Ed, and has worked with individuals and companies with respect to budgeting.......

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Dylan Glassford

A creative illustrator and digital artist with over 10 years of teaching experience, Dylan brings.......

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Philippe M. Vachon

Philippe resides in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec and is one of Extra Ed’s French language instructors..........

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Xerxes Turingan Baluyot

Xerxes Turingan Baluyot is an Electronics Engineer who holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering.......

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Jacques Katz

Jacques Katz, for whom our scholarship fund is now named, was an elementary school teacher in the TDSB for over 10 years........

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