NUF House North Staff

Meet Our Educators
  • Meet Our Staff

    NUF House North
    • Anastassia Mekhmandarova

      Anastassia Mekhmandarova



      • Moscow State Pedagogical University—Teacher of French and German languages
      • Moscow State University in collaboration with Sorbonne University (France)—Diploma- French linguistics
      • York University- Masters of Art—Degree in teaching French
      • Seneca college – Business administration
      • Languages: English, Russian, French

      Quote: Never

                     Underestimate your


    • Jenny Chau
      RECE/ Supervisor

      Jenny Chau

      RECE/ Supervisor


      • Seneca College, Diploma in Early Childhood Education (RECE)
      • Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean

      Quote: “Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.”– Jim Rohn

    • Roksana Babiak

      Roksana Babiak



      • Registered Early Childhood Educator, George Brown College
      • Languages: English & Polish

      Quote: “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ~ Albert Einstein

    • Nataliya Andreyev

      Nataliya Andreyev



      • Registered Early Childhood Educator, Seneca College
      • Languages: English & Russian

      Quote: “Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education” – Martin Luther King Jr.

    • Desire Mulligan

      Desire Mulligan



      • Diploma in Early Childhood education, Seneca College
      • Language: English

      Quote: “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning” – Mr. Rogers

    • Zhanna Stepanenko

      Zhanna Stepanenko



      • Pedagogical College #1, Kiev, Ukraine
      • Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian

      Quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

    • Neven Yousif

      Neven Yousif



      • Early Childhood Education, Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and is currently studying Bachelors degree in Education at York University.
      • Language: English

      Quote: “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all” – ARISTOTLE.

    • Ludmila Kaufman

      Ludmila Kaufman



      • Russian Academy of Music
      • Languages: English, Russian, Hebrew

      Quote: “Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” –Plato

    • Tatyana Rubanovich

      Tatyana Rubanovich



      • State Pedagogical University Degree in French and German Language
      • Languages: English, Russian, Hebrew, French, German

      Quote: “The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, ‘ The children are now working as if I did not exist.’”- Maria Montessori

    • Olena Isaienko

      Olena Isaienko



      • Kiev University of Economics, bachelor’s degree
      • Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian

      Quote: “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

    • Inna Hapman

      Inna Hapman



      • Education: Bachelor of education, Gordon college Haifa Israel
      • Languages: English, Russian, Hebrew

      Quote: “The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.” – Jean Piaget

  • Questions and Answers
    Do you follow ministry guidelines for staff-to-children ratio?

    Yes, all our classrooms follow ministry guidelines and expectations in regards to proper staff ratio.

    How do you ensure proficiency in each language for the children?

    Children are exposed to the languages through various activities and play forms. This ensures that they are being given equal opportunities to practice each language in a comfortable environment.

    Does the staff accompany the children on the academically based field trips?

    Yes, our staff joins all our field trips. Our goal is to provide a vast array of field trip options to help develop various senses for children. Our staff joins these trips to supervise and ensure safety on these outings.

  • Class Hours Per Year
    • Art Classes165 Hours
    • Writing Classes125 Hours
    • Drawing Classes52 Hours
    • Yoga Classes75 Hours