Education Leaders

School Principal

My philosophy of education is simple and my path has not changed in my over 15 years of teaching and administrative experience. I believe all children can excel. The key is taking the learning to their level and building from that point. The trick is tapping into their strongest learning modality and not giving up until you find it. The challenge is making learning meaningful by forming connections to their lives and experiences. The joy is convincing them they are deserving of love and respect, and capable of achieving anything they believe they can achieve. The reward is being part of this wondrous process. My objective is to obtain the resources necessary to meet the needs of widely diverse students to be successful in a rapidly changing future. I pledge to empower teachers to make the best possible difference for every student, every day. We must work as a team with parents, students, teachers, staff, and the community to give our children the exemplary education necessary for success. Mr.Lewis

University Counselor

My life has been a series of wonderful adventures, aspiring to better myself, attaining new goals and grasping that there is no road to happiness, instead, happiness is the road. After over 20 years in the education sector my role at Keystone is to help each and every student find their road. Through individual counselling, visits from foreign universities, to teaching the skills not only to pass the international exams (SAT, IELTS AP, ACT, TOEFL) but to excel in them; our aim is to enable the student to enter whichever university that they may desire.

The Overseas Counselling Department at Keystone strives to give each student the individual skills, strength and courage to be successful and happy in whatever path that they choose in this wonderful road called life. Mr.Haynes

Academic Coordinator

Education is a continuous journey to better ourselves. Theories upon theories have been developed about how we learn, what to learn and when to learn but one thing for sure is that everyone is special in their own terms. Education therefore should not be constrained under the idea that ‘one size fits all’. It should be flexible enough to accommodate everyone and to stimulate the thirst for learning and betterment. Theories will keep developing, educational trends will come, go and perhaps come back again but the individuality of each one of us will remain the same. Education is about individuality and the educators’ role should be to nurture the special talents that each one of hides and facilitate learning and focus on the process of learning, rather than product. Mr.Koumpos

Istanbul KIS – Canada Diploma Program Coordinator, Head of Math and Science Department

As a teacher, I have the maximum tools for creativity to flourish in the world. Innovation and experimentation, exploring undiscovered lands by way of teaching methodologies give one a great sense of power which is almost magical.

Today after nearly 21 years in this profession, I am still excited to be shaping the next generation. Each day, I wake up with a song in my heart, each day I can be elevated to the higher levels of awareness because each day in school brings a set of new challenges and new situations to be tackled. Everyday becomes an usher of a new hopes and expectations, of possibilities unexpected, of experiences untold. Ms. Akaydın

Toronto KIS – Canada Diploma Program Coordinator, Head of Math and Science Department

Darlen holds two undergraduate degrees, one in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from York University, she imparts applicable knowledge and problem-solving techniques on her students in her mathematics classes. Her teaching experience includes topics like Differential Calculus, Numerical Mathematics, and Linear Algebra, as well as International Baccalaureate and advanced mathematics and physics from Grade 9 to 12. In addition, she holds an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration and Accounting from Sheridan College. Ms. Navarro is currently pursuing her Master of Mathematics for Teachers through the CEMC at University of Waterloo. Ms. Navarro

Canada Curriculum – Education Coordinator

Education is the light of life that shines upon us throughout our entire lives. It doesn’t only exist in the classroom; it is in every element of life. It is one of the most vital treasures in our lives. It gives us knowledge of the world around us and shapes our perspective of our surroundings and beyond. Education is what evolves and molds us as we grow into who we are and will become. Ms. Demirtaş

School Guidance Service

After 15 years of being an educator and a developmental psychologist I can briefly say my motto in education is, recognizing and respecting different developmental levels of readiness of each student. Students, parents, teachers and school staff make up my target group. I am aware of the fact that all the students bring to the education environment their past, family and cultural values, their oneness and uniqueness. In my studies my primary aim is to focus on the uniqueness and the strengths of individuals and by mainly using the principles of positive and educational psychology I try to build new skills and attitudes in them with the collaboration of all surrounding each individual. I am happy to have a chance to put into use my educational philosophy and also proud to be a part of an education team dedicated to raise independent, active, caring, empathic, environmentalist, open-minded members of their communities. Ms. Aylin

ELA Teacher and Head of High School English Departmant

In our high school English programme, students take increasing responsibility for their study habits and learning. They continue to engage with literature and non-fiction critically and express themselves in presentations and writing. All these skills are important in social, educational and professional settings where our students will be communicating and working in English. Students are supported in their research for college/university and careers options, be that in Turkey or abroad and prepared for the necessary international standardized exams required. Ms. Grabolle Çeliker