Contacting the Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning

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Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
10th and 11th Floor, 252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario 
M5S 1V6


Contact Us

Please use the contacts below to get in touch with our team. For questions or comments about admissions and program information, you can also email us

Departmental Inquiries

The Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning (CTL) has three programs: Master of Teaching (MT), Curriculum & Pedagogy (C&P), and Language and Literacies Education (LLE). Some of the contacts below are program specific.

How to Apply?

The application process is supported by the Registrar's Office & Student Experience (ROSE) at OISE. Find information about the application process, deadlines, requirements, and more on the application website.


Admissions Support

For questions or comments about admissions and related information:


Program Information

Awards, Funding, and Student Employment

For support for awards, bursaries, student employment opportunities, please contact:

Visit CTL Scholarship and Awards and MT Scholarship and Awards for more details.

Registration Inquiries

For support with leave of absence, program extensions, achieving candidacy, and registration appeals, please contact:

Terry Louisy
CTL Graduate Programs Coordinator

Phone: 416-978-0054    


Finance, HR, and Operations

For support and information related to financial, human resources, and operations, please contact:

Louise Hoshiba Schuch
Business Officer

Phone: (416)-978-0059


Virtual Drop-in Hours

Join us at the weekly (excluding holidays and closures) virtual drop-in meetings to get your questions answered.

Admissions Support
(C&P, LLE and MT)

Every Wednesday from 
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Join Zoom Meeting

C&P Program Information

Every Thursday from
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Join Zoom Meeting

Awards, Funding, and Student Employment

Every Friday from
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Leaves, Extensions, Candidacy & Appeals

Every Monday from
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Administration & Staff Directory

The list below contains has the areas of support and contact details of our team members

Michelle Pon

Graduate Liaison Officer

  • Student award opportunities and applications
  • Employment opportunities for students
  • Admissions 

Phone: (416)-978-0051

Andrea Cuellar

Graduate Liaison Officer, MT Program

  • MT admissions and awards
  • Administrative coordination and records management
  • Provide program information to student support


Cheryl Clarke

Administrative and Program Assistant

  • Admissions inquiries related to the C&P and MT Programs​
  • Assists current C&P students
  • Assists C&P-affiliated faculty, and their supervises

Phone: (416)-978-0245

Máiri McKenna Edwards

Coordinator, Diversity, Equity & Student Experience

  • Connecting students with equity resources at U of T
  • Talking through difficult moments or social justice-related concepts
  • Advocating with students


Lynette Lobo

Academic Programs Assistant, MT Program

  • Administrative Support to MT Faculty and Students
  • MT Practicum support for students
  • Assigning with department operations (e.g., room bookings)

Phone:  416-978-0152


Terry Louisy

CTL Graduate Programs Coordinator

  • Program and course review, revision and reporting
  • Course Scheduling for the C&P and LLE programs
  • Graduate Course Grade Approvals

Phone: 416-978-0054    


Danny Cavanagh

C&P Program Assistant

  • Support the Curriculum and Pedagogy (C&P) leadership team
  • Address program inquiries from current and future students
  • Support course scheduling for the C&P Program

Phone: 416-978-0248

Angela Mullan

MT Program Administrative Assistant

  • Course scheduling for the MT Program
  • Provide administration support to the MT Leadership
  • Respond to student inquiries


Dr. Alanna McKnight

Research, Partnerships and Communications Officer

  • Faculty grant applications
  • Grant budget review
  • Discover research liaison
  • Social media and communications

Phone: 416-978-0052


Louise Hoshiba Schuch

Business Officer

  • HR (payroll, contracts, and onboarding of new faculty)​
  • Finance (expense claims, invoice processing, and budget)​
  • Operations (shared spaces, keys, printer codes, etc.) ​

Phone: 416-978-0059

Morgan Selvanathan

Executive Assistant to the Chair  

  • Hiring of sessional lecturers and searches for faculty
  • Promotion of sessional lecturers and faculty
  • Coordinating/Organizing departmental meetings

Phone: 416-978-0034  

Alex Andrei

Application Support Specialist    

  • Providing support for Pepper, SharePoint, and other systems
  • Enhancing workflows and processes
  • Supporting online communications (Website, Newsletters, etc.)

Phone: 416-978-0042  


LLE Program Administrative and Finance Assistant

  • Respond to student on LLE program related inquiries ​

  • Provide administration support to LLE leadership team​

  • Promoting LLE program at recruitment events​

Bessie Giannikos

Manager, Finance and Administration  

Responsible for the Administrative, Financial, Human Resources, Research & Operational Management of the Department​

Phone: 416-978-0060  

AV Verhaeghe

Editorial Assistant, Curriculum Inquiry    

  • Address inquiries from authors

  • Support student and faculty editors

  • Support Curriculum Inquiry peer reviewers​

Phone: 416-978-0050