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Meet Our Team

Since 1971, Chisholm has been registered with the Ministry of Education and Training. Since that time, we have offered special education services to elementary and secondary students who require remediation, tutoring or accommodations or modifications to their programs. Chisholm is known for its ability to tailor a program to meet the individual needs of each student, either full time or part time. Individualized programs can also be developed for adults who require specialized academic upgrading. Because of our affiliation with the Chisholm Assessment Centre we are in a unique position to provide the expertise to analyze a student's specific learning profile and develop strategies to address his or her needs. We are the home school for many students who require a safe, structured environment in order to reach their potential. We also offer after-school programs for elementary and secondary students who need tutoring in specific academic areas.

Chisholm's Executive Director


Dr. Howard Bernstein

Dr. Howard Bernstein is a Psychologist and the Executive Director. He has been at Chisholm since 1980 and was previously employed by school boards, hospitals and clinics in Canada and the U.S. Dr. Bernstein is responsible for the philosophy, direction, admissions and finances of Chisholm.  His favourite task is still direct contact with staff, students and parents.

Chisholm's Senior Staff


Mrs. Sylvia Moyssakos

Mrs. Sylvia Moyssakos B.Ed., M.Sc., M.B.A., OCT, is the Principal of Chisholm Academy.  She has been with Chisholm since 1992 and has held past roles such as Vice Principal of our Senior Elementary Program, and the Head of Specialized Academic Services. Mrs. Moyssakos has her specialist designations in Special Education and Guidance, and has previous practical and teaching experience in the areas of science and mathematics. Mrs. Moyssakos is responsible for the academic management of the school.


Mr. Paul Leonard

Mr. Paul Leonard is the VP-Guidance. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from McMaster University, Bachelor of Education from Brock University and additional Ministry of Education qualifications in Co-operative Education, Guidance and Special Education.


Mr. Adam Bernstein

Mr. Adam Bernstein, MA, is the Associate Director and has been at Chisholm since 2006. He brings a combination of industry and not-for-profit experience and is responsible for the day-to-day business operations of the organization.  This includes Marketing, Technology, Purchasing, Human Resources, and Development. Mr. Bernstein is also a therapist and provides counselling services to teens and adults.


Dr. Shirley Bryntwick

Dr. Shirley Bryntwick is a Psychologist and Director of Professional Services. She has been at Chisholm since 1984, and previously held clinical positions in Montreal. Dr. Bryntwick is responsible for the psychology department, and consults to the Academy.

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