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TEAM

The PICK

The Code-it Hacks' team is as unconventional as our teaching methods and curriculum. We have put together a team with a holistic mindset. All our team members have sound teaching skills, technology skills and a deep understanding of child psychology. 

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Being a Microsoft school, every member of the team goes through vigrous training and is required to attain the following technical certification where applicable:

  • Microsoft Innovative Educator

  • Teach Creative coding through Games & Apps

  • SCRATCH

  • Raspberry Pi instructor

  • Python

  • Making with Microbits

  • Arduino

  • Makey Makey

 CREDENTIALS

Mandatory Pedagogy certifications in:

  • Amplifying Student Voice

  • Problem Based Learning

  • Digital citizenship

  • 21st century learning design

All our educators and mentors are required to regularly provide Vulnerability Sector Check & CPR certification.

 
Shirin Merchant
Program Director
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Kainat Sajid
Lead Educator
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Sirine Dhaouadi 
Lead Educator
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David Rogers
Lead Educator
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Peiqi Hu
Coach & Mentor
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Arham Abidi
Curriculum Editor & Mentor
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Palak Sood
Coach & Mentor
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Daniel Sambar
Coach & Mentor
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Leah Smolkin
Coach & Mentor
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ADVISORY BOARD

OUR LIFE LINE

Code-it Hacks is fortunate to have support and valuable insights, mentorship & guidance from exceptional leaders from the industry and community. Our success is incomplete without the on-going support from our advisory panel.

The Advisory Board

Suzzane Gordon

Suzanne Gordon is passionate about achieving innovative, outcome-focused and learner-centred education policy and programs. As a senior leader in public policy and program design in the education and employment training sector, Suzanne has worked with education sector partners at the secondary and postsecondary level as well as regulatory bodies, community agencies and employer groups to design and deliver provincial programs and policies that help participants meet their education and employment goals. 

She has led a range of initiatives, including legislation for fair access to Ontario’s regulated professions, degree granting standards for Ontario’s postsecondary institutions and innovative bridge training programs that fast track highly skilled foreign trained professionals to put their talent and skills to work in Ontario. Working in the secondary education sector, Suzanne has led province-wide consultations on adult education, and examined opportunities to enhance student learning and well-being for students in the k-12 system. 

Prior to her government career, Suzanne taught at the Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School. She holds a PhD in Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, and has a Masters in International Public and European Union Law from the Université de Montpellier, France.

Suzanne brings a wealth of knowledge in education domain. Code-it Hacks is fortunate to have Suzanne's guidance on types and quality of programs that are beneficial to Canadian children in the STEM domain! We welcome Suzzane to Code-it Hacks' family.

Advisory Board Panel Member

Clara Angotti

Clara Angotti has been an entrepreneur for most her professional career. Her ability to anticipate market trends and deliver with quality and excellence has allowed her to establish three successful businesses.

In 2006 Clara started Next Pathway, a technology consulting and engineering firm specializing in Big Data and Digital Transformation.

From 1993 to 2000 she was the VP of Sales/Marketing for Sage Information Consultants, a technology consulting firm focused on providing services based on the Microsoft platform. After her management contract was completed with the acquiring company, Clara co-founded M Systems Group (M) in February 2002. In 2005 M Systems Group’s success caught the attention of several multi-national firms and was acquired by Bell Canada in July 2006.

Among her accomplishments, Clara has been a three-time finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Clara is also a recipient of the prestigious 2011 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award by the Women’s Executive Network.  At the 2012 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, Clara was awarded the prestigious PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, which is awarded to an individual who has launched one or more successful companies, has a proven track record of growth and profitability, and who is a role model to other entrepreneurs.

Clara received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in 1988.  Clara was a member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and is active in several charities in Toronto.  Together with her husband they donated a stage at the Bell Lightbox building in support of the Toronto International Film Festival.  They are supporters of St. Michael's Hospital, the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Hawaii and have raised thousands of dollars in support of ALS. 

We are excited to have Clara's oversight and leadership representation on our advisory panel. With her vast industry experience, Clara is advising Code-it Hacks in the areas of course content, technology demands & trends and growing talent needs in the digital field, thus helping us bring the right programs to our students.

Advisory Board Panel Member

Kim Curran

Kim Curran graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Masters of Social Work and has over fifteen years of senior leadership experience in the field of children’s mental health.  Her expertise lies in the areas of program design, development and management; program evaluation; strategic visioning; collaboration and coalition building; and services to children and families.  Kim is a Program Director at a children’s mental health centre in the west end of Toronto and a Professor in the Infant Mental Health Program at Seneca College.  Kim has held volunteer roles and executive committee positions on the Board of Directors for several local community organizations.  Kim lives in the west end of Toronto and is the mother of two almost grown-up daughters.

We are fortunate to have Kim on Code-it Hacks advisory board. She provides valuable insights into program structures and designs from child development perspective.

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