Lynda Bergeron is the Head Teacher at The Eastern Townships Learning Centre. She teaches French and Preparation for the Job Market as well as handling work placements for our Pre-Work and Semi-skilled students.
Mme. Lessard was born and grew up in Sherbrooke. She graduated from Sherbrooke University. She is working as a teacher at the Learning Centre with students in the Semi-Skilled and Pre-Work programs.
Mrs. Porter was born in New Brunswick and graduated with a B. Ed. from U.N.B. in Fredericton. After graduating, she taught 1 year at a school for children with special needs. After marrying her husband, Jim, Mrs. Porter moved to Quebec and started a family. She stayed at home with her 4 children until the youngest started kindergarten. Mrs. Porter started back teaching part time in North Hatley and then Ayer's Cliff and for the past 8 years has enjoyed teaching full time at the Learning Centre.
Ms. Leblanc was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She received her teaching degree at Bishop's University. She has been teaching Science, Math, and English at the Learning Centre since 2008. She enjoys playing sports and reading books.
Ms. Allan was born in the Eastern Townships and moved to Ontario when she was young. After completing high school, Ms. Allan moved back to the Townships to attend Bishops University. She completed her final stage at the Learning Center before graduating with her B.Ed in 2010. This year, Ms. Allan teaches Science, Math, Introduction to the Workplace and is the Healthy Schools Teacher. In her spare time, Ms. Allan loves to camp, read and spend time with family and friends.
Laura Pleavin was born in Oakville, Ontario and raised in Sarnia, Ontario. Ms. Pleavin earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and Media from the University of Western Ontario. Afterwards, she decided to pursue teaching and studied at the University of Windsor, where she graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Education. In 2011, Ms. Pleavin graduated from Bishop's University with a Masters in Education. She was awarded the prestigious Governor General's Award. Ms. Pleavin has been teaching Math and English at the Learning Centre for nine years. She is married and has two beautiful children: a son, Benjamin, and a daughter, Olivia.
Mme. Portelli is the Homeroom teacher for Group 6. She is active in the Look to the Mountain program. She is married and the mother of a young son.
Mr. D'Emilio is the homeroom teacher for Group 5. He is active in the Look to the Mountain program. He is married with two young sons.
Mr. Goulet was born in Atholville, New-Brunswick. He grew up in Pointe-à-la Croix, Québec. Following high school Mr. Goulet went to the Université of Moncton, earning a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education. Soon after Mr. Goulet enrolled in graduate school at the Université de Sherbrooke. He graduated with a Master's degree in Kinanthropology). Mr. Goulet teaches French and Physical Education at the Learning Centre. This is his eighth year at the LC, and he enjoys his time here more and more every.
James is currently teaching students in the Semi-Skilled and Pre-Work programs here at The Learning Centre.
Ms. Gill-Coleman was born in Punjab, India but grew up in Vancouver. She worked as an actress before going into Education. She received her first degree at Simon Fraser University, her graduate degree in education at Bishop's University and an accerelated certificate in journalism at Langara College. She has been teaching for 12 years. Currently she is teaching our Group 2 Collegium program on the Bishop's University campus. She is the mother of 3 darling boys.
Mrs. Crook obtained her education at MacDonald College which was part of McGill. She taught Phys. Ed for 35 years at Alexander Galt and was the Ped.Co for Phys. Ed and ERC her last 2 years there. After retiring, she substituted at Galt and finally landed up teaching the Special Ed. class there, which lead her to the Learning Centre as a replacement for Ms Pleavin while she was on maternity leave. She enjoyed working with the students and staff so much, that she landed up coming out of retirement and teaching full time again.
She has since taken her second retirement but volunteers on a regular basis for the educational gym and our partnerships with the Lennoxville Vocational Training Centre.
Kris Smith has been working at our Collegium program on the Champlain-Bishops campus.