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Our Enrichment Program Team

Get to know our Enrichment Program Team. We are all passionate about making a difference in the lives of the youth who step through our doors by providing a well-rounded education. 

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    Kate Dinis
    SPARK, Wondercamps Enrichment Programs Manager

    Kate Dinis
    SPARK, Wondercamps Enrichment Programs Manager

    Kate is our SPARK, Wondercamps, and enrichment programs manager. She has
    worked at Renaissance Academy of Learning for almost 10 years and she’s grown so
    much (with us) over the years. Her educational background is in psychology and
    counselling, which means she’ll be happy to talk to anyone about the importance of
    fostering good mental health in childhood.
    In her free time, Kate enjoys being part of both a book club and a supper club as the
    great bookworm that she is (talk to her about any book, she’s probably read it already).
    Kate looks forward to the many laughs and memories she will make with our students
    this year.
    “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” —Plato

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    Peace Adebayo
    Enrichment Coordinator

    Peace Adebayo
    Enrichment Coordinator

    Peace is one of the Renaissance Academy of Learning Before and After School
    Program coordinators. Before she joined Renaissance Academy at The Arts
    Connection, she worked as an academic counsellor and client support officer at
    Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan. She was also a freelance proofreader
    of edited course materials at Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan. Peace
    has also worked as an administrative/support officer with the Association of West
    African Book Editors. During her time with the Nigerian Youth Service Corps, she served
    at Irewole Local Government Ikire, Osun State, Nigeria as a social development officer.
    Peace thrives on building relationships with the students and families in the SPARK
    program. She has served not only as a role model but has also mentored students to
    become more helpful, responsible, creative, and resourceful.

  • Michael Atser
    Literacy & STEM Instructor

    Michael Atser
    Literacy & STEM Instructor

    Mikky obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and anatomy and cell
    biology from the University of Saskatchewan with high honours in 2019. He is currently
    pursuing his doctorate degree in cell and physiological sciences at the University of
    British Columbia. He is a member of the Canadian Black Scientist Network (CBSN),

    where he has served as a judge during the Canada-Wide Science Fair hosted by the
    CBSN to encourage the participation of kids, particularly from underserved
    communities, in STEM.
    Mikky is passionate about increasing representation and fostering kids’ participation in
    STEM through the creation of a fun, inclusive, and engaging learning environment. He
    hopes that his time at SPARK creates memorable moments for the students and
    inspires them to envision a future for themselves in STEM.
    Outside of his educational pursuits, Mikky enjoys going on road trips with friends.

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    Laura Cox
    Literacy & STEM Instructor

    Laura Cox
    Literacy & STEM Instructor

    Laura is a STEM and literature instructor for the Renaissance Academy of Learning
    enrichment programs. Laura grew up on a very small island of the Bahamas and spent
    her adult life travelling and studying expressive art therapy. Laura is currently a top
    performing student in English and history at the University of British Columbia after
    having transferred from the University of Calgary. She has a great passion for the
    English language that she seeks to share with her students. Laura’s dream is to travel
    the world and become a successful novelist.

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    Angel Chang
    Culinary Instructor

    Angel Chang
    Culinary Instructor

    Ms. Angel started in SPARK in 2019 as a cooking instructor. To her, food is a connection to different cultures and it’s exciting to share those experiences to kids and to see it through their eyes. Born in Taiwan and moved to Canada at the age of seven, and is bilingual in both Mandarin and English. You can often find her on a little walk exploring with her foster dog Garnet or sourcing groceries for new cooking adventures in her kitchen.

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    Rumaisa Leghari
    LIT, French and STEM Instructor

    Rumaisa Leghari
    LIT, French and STEM Instructor

    Madame Rumaisa is a French teacher at Renaissance Kids, and she’s been with us
    since 2016. Her primary education was attained in Montreal and that’s how she was
    introduced to the French language. She then pursued it as an external student through
    the University of London as she went on to do her higher studies.
    Rumaisa is a proud mother of three beautiful girls and enjoys spending time with them
    when she’s not teaching. During her free time, she enjoys reading and travelling, and

    she says travelling provides an amazing chance to get acquainted with diverse people
    and cultures as well as an opportunity to explore the world!

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What families say about us

  • “100%! Renaissance kids is the best! We are so happy and proud of sending Henry here.”

  • “Given the outstanding facilities, intuitive programs, and experienced staff, it is no doubt the best school for young kids in Richmond.”

  • “It offers a variety of comprehensive programs that encourage and develop the participants' skills and abilities.”

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