CLLC Family

” I am very proud of all my accomplishments, but growing together with CLLC family is my greatest accomplishments. It’s been rewarding over the years to attend each other’s weddings, see our kids grow, move to bigger homes, and comfort each other during difficult days.”

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Stefan Ferron

At CLLC since 2007
” I’ve learned a lot in my time at CLLC and I appreciate meeting so many great people from all around the world”
This photo was taken on Jeju Island in the Republic of Korea. I enjoy spending time with my family, staying active and spending time with friends.


Mike Murray

“ We must not cease from exploration. And the end of our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time” T.S Eliot


Rieho Kawai

At CLLC since 2007
“CLLC has been giving us growth and stability in our family.”
I and my son had a lot of fun together on the ground before, but now after more than a decade enjoy together in the sky.

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Denise Schroeder

At CLLC since 2012
“It has been an incredible opportunity to meet interesting students from around the world, many I consider to be friends now!”
I love to spend time with my family, find new hiking trails, to go camping and explore all that Nova Scotia has to offer.


Asha Sturge

“Born and raised in Toronto, I have a background in youth counselling as well as in research and academia. My passion is working with and giving back to the community, specifically within our younger population. I can often be found spending time with my godson, testing new recipes, as well as experiencing new cultural cuisines and traditions. I enjoy travelling, baking and trying new experiences. I love working at CLLC because it allows me to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, experiences and walks of life.”

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Matt Henchey

At CLLC since 2015
” I love the family atmosphere that CLLC provides, I feel very close with all of my colleagues. ”
I enjoy playing sports, travelling and spending time with my fiance.


Dave Squires

At CLLC since 2012
“The best thing about working at CLLC is that everyone I meet has a great story to share.”
The things I love most are my two girls, my wife, beginning a new adventure and meeting new people.


Jessica Rumble

At CLLC since 2013
“CLLC has been my home away from home for the past 9 nine years. I feel very blessed to have a second family made up of so many incredible people from all over the world. ”
Travelling somewhere tropical with my husband, family and friends is my happy place. Nothing puts a bigger smile on my face than a sunny day on the beach.

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Natalie MacIsaac

At CLLC since 2008
“One of the great things about working at CLLC is seeing the friendships that students from around the world make with one another. Plus, watching students progress with their learning is always very inspiring.”
Nova Scotia is a beautiful place to live, and I feel very fortunate to call this province my home. I love the winter and the summer and everything in between!


Emily Jenkins

At CLLC since 2007
” At CLLC there are so many opportunities to meet wonderful people and there is always something new and exciting around the corner.”
I love being outdoors, playing music, and spending time with friends and family.

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Amanda MacLennan

At CLLC since 2017
“I absolutely love meeting people around the world and helping them reach their goals!”
I am an avid traveller, dancer, and teacher. I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, friends and family, especially under the sun. I currently live in Spain and in the process of perfecting my Spanish!

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Sara Rizza

At CLLC since 2018
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” – Dr. Brené Brown
This photo was taken after a great winter run outside. I also practice yoga, watch a lot of movies, and go camping in the summer.

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Yoko Hasegawa

“CLLC is a place where you can meet people from all over the world and get inspired by them. I’m grateful to be a part of this great team. I enjoy travelling, eating, reading and crocheting. This picture was taken on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton.”


Erin Bestvater

At CLLC since 2017
“It’s a delight to welcome students from all over the world in my class every day! I learn from them just as much as they do from me.”
I love to go hiking with my wife and her family! We live in the city so it’s nice to get out and enjoy nature when we can.

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Cole Gilbert

At CLLC since 2015
“CLLC makes learning English fun and enjoyable” 
My daughter took a break from trying to tickle me to show her feather to the camera. I hope to see you in my class!


Amber Spurrell

At CLLC since 2008
” The best learning takes place when you’re having fun!”
I just really love spending time outside in nature and being active!

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Adam Freeman

At CLLC since 2011
“CLLC is a place where people can learn and grow.”
I enjoy doing activities outside such as camping and canoeing with my family.


Crystal Mason

At CLLC since 2010
“CLLC is a daily learning adventure!” 
I enjoy reading great books, walking on the beach, and laughing at funny jokes!


Diogo Pecanha

At CLLC since 2017
“Working at CLLC has been simply amazing! It has been a great opportunity to share with students what I Have learnt as well as to learn more.”
Road trips with my dog Phabio, archery, cooking and volleyball are things I enjoy doing.


Kelli Boland

At CLLC since 2014
“I love meeting students from all over the world and helping them achieve their language goals.” 
Traveling and spending time in nature are some of my favourite things to do.

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Kimberlea Rawding

At CLLC since 2010
“Very grateful for my rewarding job at CLLC and meeting people from all over the world.”
We love walking on this beautiful beach, for which we named our daughter, and being outside in all kinds of weather.


James Connors

At CLLC since 2010
“I have always loved school and meeting people from many different countries – so I guess I am in the right place!”
This is me with my wife and daughter enjoying a foggy afternoon in Nova Scotia.


Liza Cioccio

At CLLC since 2007
CLLC is all about building relationships and community here in Halifax. Students and staff love coming to school. It’s a truly unique experience.”
I adore summers in Nova Scotia. In the warm weather, you can find me at the lake or in the garden. I love spending time outdoors with family and friends.

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Amanda Field

“One of my favorite parts of working at CLLC is getting to know all the wonderful students and seeing how both their social circles and their confidence grow! I love traveling and learning new languages. In my spare time I enjoy drinking coffee, exercising, doing art, cooking, and baking.”


Wayne Dupuis

At CLLC since 2012
CLLC is engaging and every day we learn something new.”
I enjoy long hikes and bike rides with Whiskey, my dog.

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Stuart Mckeown

At CLLC since 2012
“CLLC is all of the world under one roof.”
I enjoy spending my time supporting Halifax Wanderers F.C.


Melissa Martin

At CLLC since 2010
I love working at CLLC! I love watching people from all around the world meet and create lifelong friendships.”
On weekends, I love to go hiking or exploring with my husband and my dogs! On weekends, I love to play keyboards in music festivals and events!


Payman Solomon

At CLLC since 2016
“Love teaching different levels on the same day.”
I love teaching, running, hiking, camping, reading, sewing, designing, and socializing with my friends.

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Ray Scott

At CLLC since 2018
If success was a certainty, what would you try?”
I enjoy spending time with my family. If I’m not at home, I’m probably at the gym practicing Brazilian Jiujitsu.


Michael Mastronardi

At CLLC since 2010
“ I like horses, ranches, and deserts.”
I also like a good cigar and good conversation.

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Jie Li (Jessie)

“CLLC gives you an opportunity to embrace inclusivity and reach your potential. I enjoy watching films and doing outdoor activities with my friends.”

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Ina Tase

I am so excited to be part of CLLC family. This photo was taken during hiking in my beautiful country Albania.

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Sofi Lasso

I worked at CLLC from since 2012. Then in 2015, I took a break from work to raise my twin sons. I’m happy to be back to CLLC after five years as I love working as part of a team of great people at CLLC. In my free time, I love working in my garden and exploring beaches and waterfalls around the beautiful province of Nova Scotia.

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Abbas Ghods

“I have been with CLLC since September 2021 and I am so excited to have so many supportive colleges around me. This photo was taken during a walk on my trip to beautiful Montreal.”

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