Lindsay Detsky, Teacher

Lindsay Detsky is an educator, social justice activist, and volunteer working to close the gaps of inequity in our society. She is currently completing her Masters of Social Work at Wurzweiler.  Before pursuing Social Work, Lindsay was an elementary school teacher with a focus on technology integration.  She is the co-founder of a grassroots organization #one2give, […]

Marni Halpern, Teacher

After witnessing the positive impact Project Give Back had on her three children, Marni Halpern was eager to join the PGB team.  Along with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Manitoba and a Human Resources Management diploma (with an interest in training and development) from Seneca […]

Gillian Uy, Teacher

Gillian Uy is thrilled to be joining the Project Give Back community. With a background in international development (she lived in the Philippines for a year), corporate training and in teaching, Gillian brings lots of different experiences to share with the students. Having seen the benefit her own two children gained from their own experiences […]

Ali York, Teacher

Ali’s passion for teaching has been primarily focused on the milestones of grade one and the excitement for literacy. She holds her MEd in Language and frequently thinks about her training in Special Ed and ECE. With over 15 years of knowledge and practice in her own classrooms at RHA, Ali enjoys the opportunity that […]

Lucy Saltzman, Teacher

Lucy Saltzman is passionate about connecting and inspiring her students. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Education from York University. She taught in the private school system and the TDSB for numerous years. Lucy’s experience as an elementary teacher has led her to develop curriculum […]

Dana Rostowsky, Teacher

Dana has enjoyed a very successful & highly rewarding career in education for over thirty years. She recently retired from Montcrest School where she was first a teacher, and later joined the administration as Assistant Director of Admissions. One of her proudest accomplishments at the school was leading the Student Ambassador Program. In this student […]

Sara Bleiwas, Teacher

Sara was a teacher in the York Region District School Board from 1994 until 2017. During this time, she taught in the Elementary and Middle School panel from Kindergarten through Grade 8. She brings a wealth of experience to the classroom and has a passion for working with kids. Sara is a loving mom to […]

Susan Barron, Volunteer

Susan Barron is a Master in Social Work and currently has a private practice specializing in the areas of individual couples and family counselling. She is thrilled to be a part of the PGB team as a volunteer in the classrooms over the past several years and looks forward to each new week of growth […]

Rachel Macmillan, Teacher

Rachel plans on bringing together her enthusiasm for social justice, with her experience teaching children, to help students broaden their perspective on the world around them and foster an interest in helping better that world. As a former kindergarten teacher for the YCDSB, Rachel brought a forward thinking view of education to understand the whole […]

Reena Cohen, Teacher

Reena began her career in education 20 years ago in New York City. In 2001 she moved to Toronto and has spent the last 17 years teaching in the private sector. She is eager to join the Project Give Back Team and have the opportunity to combine her degree in education with her Master’s degree […]