Tim Gernstein, OCT
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Vice-Chair of Council
Tim Gernstein is an elementary teacher with the York Region District School Board.
His first assignment was teaching a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3 class in a two-room school in a Manitoba fly-in community in 2004. He has since taught in the Primary, Junior and Intermediate panels at four elementary schools in the York Region DSB, working as a supply, rotary, homeroom, reading recovery and regular classroom teacher.
Outside of the classroom he has run student leadership, drama, chess and dance clubs. He has served as technology lead and worked on positive climate for learning and timetabling committees at his schools and is an active member of his Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario.
His community involvement includes serving as secretary-treasurer of a drop-in site for homeless and socially isolated individuals living in west-end Toronto and previously serving on the board of his Lions Club chapter.
During his time on Council, Gernstein served on the Investigations and Editorial Board committees.
Certified to teach in Ontario in 2004, he has a BA with Special Honours, a B.Ed. and an M.Ed.