THE ISGC TEAM

THE ISGC TEAM

JACLYN BRYANT, Director & Educational Consultant
Jaclyn is the founder and Director of ISGC. She first developed an interest in education while attending a private school herself. Her work at ISGC has brought her to over 30 countries to recruit students all across Canada. She is an avid traveler and is always looking to learn more about different cultures. Jaclyn has welcomed international families to Canada for over 10 years, providing countless students with guardianship services to ensure a happy, safe and successful year abroad!

BRODIE CHRIST, Director of Operations Brodie is an experienced marketing and business management professional with an extensive history of working with international students. His family has been a long and short term host for international students many times over the last decade. He attended private boarding school in Ontario, went to university in the United States and studied in Japan. He believes deeply in the importance of learning about other cultures and experiencing the diversity the world has to offer.

LEITHA KOHL, Manager of Student Life & Enrolment
Leitha has been working with Jaclyn and the ISGC team since 2010 and with international students since 2005. During her career Leitha has taught ESL classes, coordinated homestay experiences, supervised summer ESL camp sessions and assisted with recruitment, registration and immigration for both private and public school students. Leitha speaks fluent German and is proficient in Spanish. She is an avid traveler, having spent many years living, studying and working abroad!

RACHAEL McDONALD, Homestay Director
Rachael has an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for working with youth. She has offered homestay support to ISGC students since 2012 while running her own business since 2010, providing various business support services. Born in London, England, Rachael has lived, studied and worked abroad in countries around the world. Rachael joined ISGC in 2015 and offers her well-rounded experience and heartfelt dedication to ensure students have a successful stay in Canada.

ARIADNA CASTILLO, Accounts Supervisor & Student Coordinator
Ariadna attended Universidad Panamericana in her native Mexico and graduated with a degree in Marketing and Business Administration. She also volunteered at several schools as an English teacher. She came to Toronto in 2005 to further her studies at George Brown College and joined the ISGC team in 2014. Now a Canadian citizen, she enjoys using her experience, knowledge and skills as well as her Spanish language to ensure that every student gets the most out of their time in Canada!

ALIYA KURBANOVA, Student Coordinator & Admissions
Aliya originally came to Canada as an ESL student in 2005 and has since graduated from Bishop’s University with a BA in Human Resources and Business Management. Her experience as both an international student herself and an employee in a boarding school have given her the expertise necessary to aid students with their transition into Canadian culture. Aliya joined ISGC in 2014 and appreciates the opportunity to interact with international students to share her passion for Canada!

STEPHANIE BYER, Student Coordinator & Trips Supervisor
Stephanie is an enthusiastic traveler and enjoys meeting and working with people from around the world. She has called many places home, but is especially fond of Asia where she spent the past seven years traveling extensively and working as a teacher and student advisor in Busan, South Korea. She is passionate about international education and has studied in Australia and South Korea, and more recently, she has completed her M.A. International Relations through Freie Universität Berlin in Germany. In her free time, Stephanie can usually be found hiking with her dog, at the gym, or planning her next adventure!

CHRISTINE ANDREWS, Student Coordinator & Homestay Support
Christine is an Ontario Certified Teacher with experience teaching international students. She spent a year teaching English and Drama in Jeju-do, Korea, as well as time educating in Italy. Christine also worked as a placement coordinator for education reform in Abu Dhabi, Ukraine, and China. She loves to travel the world and has visited 19 countries in the last 10 years, most recently India, where she became a certified yoga teacher. She is very passionate about welcoming new homestay students to Canada!

 

ASHLEY BRYANT, Administrative Assistant
Ashley B. has worked in customer service providing superior client care since she was a teenager. She lived in the United Kingdom for two years and intimately understands the rewards and challenges of studying in a new country. More than anything, Ashley B. loves interacting with ISGC's many students from around the world and learning about their home life and experiences. When she is not helping around the office, she is a professional actor and musician.


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