ASPIRE

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Kim Moore

Director of Clinical Development

At Aspire Academy, Kim works collaboratively with our leadership team to ensure that things are always running smoothly. As a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and certified Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) therapist, Kim oversees our Lead Teachers as they develop and supervise the individualized programs for each of our students.

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Emily Pym

Director of Culture + Success

Emily is dedicated to building an amazing culture at Aspire Academy!

Her goal is to create the best possible experience for our families and educators through thoughtful and innovative trainings and resources.

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Ashley Hayes

Director of School Development

Ashley plays an important role in the overall success and development of our academy. She supports families and educators as they join our  community, making sure everything is in place for a smooth transition. Ashley leads the day-to-day operations at Aspire Academy with passion and determination!

Misha Costescu

Principal

As the Principal, Misha keeps all the moving parts of Aspire Academy 
connected. His role involves supporting his fellow Leadership Team members, guiding our team of educators and brainstorming awesome new ideas for our students and families. His passion for education is contagious!

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Kris Bissell

Clinical Supervisor

Kris' teaching style is energetic, fun and flexible, allowing her to create meaningful and relevant learning experiences for each of her students. She has a knack for capturing her students' attention and motivation by teaching traditional subjects and skills in exciting and creative ways. 

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Madie Atack

Program Supervisor

Madie brings a wave of positivity
to
our team at Aspire. Her joyful enthusiasm motivates her clients
and fellow educators every day,
as she infuses our learning spaces
with her love of teaching and
having fun!

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Our Educators
Shiri Bartman

M.A., C. Psych. Assoc., BCBA

As a Registered Psychological Associate and Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA)​, Shiri provides additional supervision and support to our clinical team, ensuring that our programs meet best-practice standards and support the best possible outcomes for our students.

Teachers + Educational Therapists

We love our team of educators! They're passionate about creating the best possible experience for our students and their enthusiasm shines through everything they do.  With training and experience in behavioural science our teachers and educational assistants seamlessly integrate comprehensive ABA program goals into academic learning.

Enhanced Services
Occupational
Therapy

On the Ball Pediatric

By supporting our students' sensory processing needs, emotional and behavioural regulation, fine and gross motor skill development and more, On the Ball's team of Occupational Therapists help our students develop independence and participate at Aspire in the most meaningful way possible.

Speech and
Language Therapy

Audrey Doyle

As a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), Audrey provides additional support to students with receptive or expressive language challenges, social communication, articulation and motor delays, stuttering, and/or reading, writing and executive functioning challenges, helping them make the most of their experience at Aspire Academy.

Physiotherapy

On the Ball Pediatric

On the Balls' team of physiotherapists work with our students and educators to create functional and attainable goals related to gross motor skills, movement patterns, balance and coordination, motor planning, core stability and other challenges.

Individual
Music Lessons

Lotus Centre

In addition to running our weekly music classes, Lotus Centre for Special Music Education hosts individual (one-on-one) music lessons at our Aspire Academy campus. Using best-practice teaching methods, Lotus Centre designs individualized, adaptive and strength-based music curriculums that allow each students' full potential to be realized.

It’s not just our approach that's special, it’s also the people that bring it to life every day. We've brought together some of the best educators in Ottawa! With impressive credentials and experience, and a passion for teaching (and learning!), our educators guide the direction and growth of our academy and students. 

JOIN OUR TEAM

Join our team.

At Aspire Academy, we value employees who are curious, passionate,
empathetic, adaptable and honest. We look for individuals who won't just
fit into our culture, but help to make it better! We proudly provide all 
new employees with ample training, support and encouragement 
as they start their journey at Aspire. 

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