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Address: 100 Elmer Avenue, Toronto, ON. M4L 3R8
Phone : +1.647.668.3133 (mobile)
Skype : seanleopower
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Qualification : Bachelor of Education (Canada)
Specializations : Social Sciences, Canadian & World Studies, Humanities, Special Education, English


Special Education Specialist (in process) December 2018

Special Education, Part 2 – Additional Qualification December 2015

English as a Second Language, Part 1 – Additional Qualification March 2012

Special Education, Part 1 – Additional Qualification April 2011

Bachelor of Education September 2009 – 2010

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
● Intermediate & Senior Qualification: English & Social Sciences – General

Bachelor of Arts, Honours September 2002 – August 2008

Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
● Joint Major: English & Political Studies


Canadian College Italy​, Lanciano, Chieti, Italy August 2016 - June 2017
Lead Teacher; Canadian & World Studies, Law, Social Science & Humanities
● Professional Duties​: Instruct courses using online materials such as web portals and personally developed
course websites (​​), create course plans and content material for new teachers
to follow that meet the specified guidelines of the school and Ontario government.
● Courses Taught:​ Law, Economics, Canadian History, World History, World Issues, International Politics.
● Mentorship:​ Lead professional development teacher on technology use in the classroom. Study hall teacher.
● Extracurricular:​ Organized and implemented rotating sports and gym days for optional student participation,
co-organized optional school trip to Krakow, co-organized chess and games club.

Sunway International School​, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia July 2013 – June 2016
Social Studies & Humanities, Business and Special Education Resource Teacher
● Professional Duties​: Instructed courses using full Google classroom integration, developed individualized
plans for all students with exceptionalities, briefed teachers on exceptional students, interpreted and created
course plans and materials for new teachers to follow, created grade 9-11 comprehensive practice booklets
for students taking Ontario standardized literacy tests, Sunway Group liaison and consultant to the United
Nations High Commission for Refugees concerning education initiatives in Malaysia.
● Courses Taught​: Economics, Special Education & Literacy, Introduction to Business, Accounting, Politics,
Careers, Communication Technology.
● Mentorship​: Lead teacher for courses, provided lesson, course and content material to new teachers.
Student success and after school study hall teacher, focusing on one-on-one tutoring in subject and
behaviour management skills.
● Extracurricular​: Poets Club, Business Club, Study Hall and People to People International Club (PTPI)
creator and facilitator. Created PTPI Sunway chapter, raising nearly 10,000RM for charity and refugee
initiatives in 1.5 years. Created first Malaysian national inter-school poetry slam, hosting 8 schools in
competition. Juara Turtle conservation trip supervisor. Co-developer of ‘Science Games Day’
(, a Sunway hosted event with over 300 student participants from across Malaysia.

Halton District School Board​, Ontario, Canada November 2011 – June 2013
Long Term Contract Teacher March 2012 – June 2013
Occasional Supply Teacher November 2011 – July 2013
● Professional Duties​: Created and implemented course outline, content and materials for courses taught at
Milton District High School, MM Robinson High School, Craig Keilburger Secondary School and LB Pearson
High School.
● Courses Taught​: English grades 9 & 11, Politics, Canadian History, World History.
● Mentorship​: 1 of only 16 teachers in Halton selected to participate in trial ‘alternative learning’ project for
selected drop-out students, collaborate and brief educational assistants, collaborative problem solving
● Extracurricular​: Fitness club coach, track and field coach, special education and ‘centre’ volunteer.

Blyth Academy​, Thornhill & Burlington, Ontario, Canada June 2011 – November 2011
Social Science, Law and English Teacher
● Professional Duties​: Created and implemented course outline, content and materials.
● Courses Taught​: Society Challenge and Change, English grade 12, Canadian Law
● Mentorship​: Worked with students with exceptionalities on a one-on-one basis, saw them through to the
completion of their degree.


Tomken Road Middle School​, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada February 2011 – June 2011
Volunteer Special Education Support Teacher, Grade 6


First Aid Training January 2016

Google Classroom July 2015
The Digital Portfolio January 2015
Utilizing Electronic Devices in the Classroom September 2014
Flipped Classroom Tools and Strategies July 2014
Google Docs and Google Drive March 2014
SMARTboard and the classroom July 2013
JS Ablon Halton Professional Development Seminars February 2012
Lakehead University Professional Seminars September 2009 – February 2010


● Advised as consult to the UNHCR on nationwide and worldwide roundtables concerning refugee
education, safety and vulnerability in urban environments.
● Created and fostered an ongoing partnership between Sunway International School and the UNHCR
regarding refugee education initiatives and support within Malaysia.
● Created the APEX Survivor Challenge, an obstacle course race organized and run by volunteer
students in order to raise funds for UNHCR backed education initiatives in Malaysia.
● Co-developed the Sunway National Poetry Slam, an annual event hosting between 8-10 schools in a
competition of performance poetry in support of arts based career choices.
● Co-developed Science Games Day (.com) to foster an interest in math and science career choices,
while promoting an equal access event that benefits both international schools and underfunded teams
from rural Malaysia and refugee schools alike.
● Volunteered as support teacher at EC Drury High School learning resources and life skills departments.