Hello, my name is AnnMarie Hickey. I have a diploma in Early Childhood Education and a Certificate in Montessori. In September 2000, I began my career at Autumn Hill Academy as a teaching assistant in a Senior Kindergarten class with Katherine Pasternak. I became a lead teacher in September 2001. I have taught Preschool to Senior Kindergarten. I believe that children thrive in a safe, loving and nurturing environment. As a teacher I find it very rewarding to watch a child learn and grow. I am a dedicated, approachable teacher and I look forward to working with you and your children. I feel very privileged to be a part of the wonderful team at Autumn Hill Academy.
My name is Jillian Semczyszyn. I graduated from George Brown College where I obtained my Early Childhood Education Diploma. I joined the Autumn Hill Academy teaching team in September 2012. I have always had a passion for working with children. I believe that each child is unique in their different stages of development. I provide a loving and nurturing environment that allows for endless opportunities for fun, learning and growth. I strive for the success of each and every one of my students and look forward to working with your child and family. I am excited to be a part of your child’s early childhood experience.
Toddler Teaching Assistants
Preschool Teaching Assistants
Junior/Senoir Kindergarten Teacher
My name is Joceleen Jacome. I graduated from Seneca College in April 2013 where I received my Early Childhood Education Diploma. I began at Autumn Hill as a co-op student from Seneca College in September 2012. In 2013, after graduation, I was very happy to join the Autumn Hill teaching team. I have been the lead teacher in a Preschool class as well as a Junior Kindergarten classroom. I have always loved working with children and I believe it is important to provide children with a loving and calming environment where they can develop cognitively, socially and emotionally. I also believe in providing an environment where they are encouraged to explore their interest through investigative play. I take pleasure in providing endless opportunities for my students to achieve success during their time with me. I look forward in assisting in your child’s growth and working collaboratively with you during these precious moments.
Senior Kindergarten Teacher
Hello, my name is Lillian Wong and I graduated with my Early Childhood Education Diploma from Centennial College. I have been working at Autumn Hill Academy since 1997. I started as an teaching assistant with Katherine Pasternak and have taken on many teaching positions since that time. I have taught Preschool to Grade One. What I enjoy most about teaching is seeing students learn, grow and flourish as they become their own individuals. All children have so much to learn and offer at such a young age and it is amazing to be a part of their learning experiences at Autumn Hill Academy.
Grade 1 Teacher
R.E.C.E & B.ECE
Hello, my name is Cassandra Mecca. I have always had a passion for working with children and knew from a very young age that teaching was what I wanted to do. I began my journey in 2016 at George Brown College where I received my Diploma for Early Childhood Education and continued my education at Ryerson University where I obtained my Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies Degree in 2017. I have had the pleasure of working with children of many different ages and needs. I believe as teachers we have the opportunity to change the lives of students and foster their future goals every day. We can set them up for success and high achievement by providing each child with what they need to grow and thrive. This is the special part of being a teacher and I am so excited to be part of the team at Autumn Hill Academy.