Beryl Devine hails from England, where she studied voice and piano. She was accepted to study voice at the Northern School of Music and then went on to study music and education at The Victoria University of Manchester. She has performed in many recitals and concerts and has prepared students for festivals and performances.
She has taught Music, English, Maths Sciences and Religion both at the Elementary and High School level.
Beryl had a great love of both learning and teaching.
Currently she teaches voice and piano at her Ottawa Studio, and she is the musical director at St. Clement’s Parish, Ottawa, where she specializes in Gregorian Chant and sacred polyphonic music. She has held this position for many years.
Chantelle TierLiterature and Latin
Chantelle Tier received her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English Literature from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB, and her Master of Arts in English from the University of Toronto. She has taught English literature and composition at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College in Barry’s Bay, ON, as well as serving as a teaching assistant at the University of Ottawa. She also received a Certificate in Theological Studies from Dominican University College in Ottawa, and completed coursework and comprehensive examinations towards a Doctorate in English Literature at the University of Ottawa, specializing in medieval literature. Mrs. Tier teaches English literature and Latin at the Chesterton Academy of Ottawa.
Sheila JonesArt History
Sheila Jones received a Master’s degree in History from Carleton University after which she worked as a freelance historical researcher and writer. Her background in nursing allowed her to take on the role of family caregiver at which time she decided to apply her history degree and her love of art as a volunteer at the Canadian Museum of History (then the Canadian Museum of Civilization) and the National Art Gallery of Canada. She was a member of the National Gallery’s Volunteer Circle in the School Visits program where she received training in art appreciation and teaching techniques. She was also a member of the Schools’ program at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and later became a volunteer interpreter in the special exhibits for which intensive preparation in the history and artefacts of Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt was provided by the Museum. She is actively engaged in her local community. Since 2015, she has been the co-ordinator of the Rite of Christian Initiation at Saint Patrick Basilica Parish which gives her the opportunity not only to share but also to deepen her knowledge and love of the Catholic faith.
Pauline Furmanczyk-WinogronArt Studio
Pauline Furmanczyk-Winogron is an accomplished Ottawa fine artist. Pauline’s career began in portraiture and she participated in many solo and group art shows throughout the region. She has donated her artwork to numerous charitiable art shows such as Kiwanis, Languages of Life, REACH Celebrity Auction, The Dave Smith Centre and the Cancer Foundation. Her many interests have given her the opportunity to work in many diverse areas such as designing store interiors, (Market Fresh Ottawa/Gatineau and St. Laurent Centre,) graphic arts,(Companions of the Cross logo design and numerous publications, logo and vehicle design for Greenscape Ottawa and Ottawa Crane Rentals, Wine Kitz, Les Petits Ballet) to many works of sacred art in our local Diocese as well as the Diocese of Pembroke. Pauline’s love of sacred art has been her primary focus and together with her husband Steve, they have restored many statues and life size crucifixes as well as designed chapels, (St. Mary’s Church, Annunciation Parish and the private chapel of the Bishop of the Military Ordinariate.) Their work can be seen throughout the Ottawa area and abroad. Pauline has taught art at Maryvale Academy and has volunteered in the theater showcases. She’s currently working on her second children’s novel after successfully publishing her first book, “Giovanni the Great.”
Benoit MiousseHistory, Philosophy, French Literature and Phys. Ed
Benoit Miousse is a graduate of Philosophy from the University of Montreal. Prior to joining Chesterton Academy, he was the Principal of an independent Catholic school and taught French and History for nine years. He is also a member of the Parish Committee of St. Clement Parish (Ottawa).
Father Doug HaymanTheology
The Reverend Doug Hayman is a former Anglican Priest (ordained 1986) who was received into the Catholic Church in 2012. Under the provisions made in the Apostolic
Constitution, Anglicanorum Coetibus, he went through a period of formation, and was granted his rescript for ordination as a Catholic Priest (2013) – with a special dispensation, since he is a married man with three adult children — to serve in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter — a kind of “Anglican Rite” within the Roman Catholic Church, whose liturgies incorporate various elements drawn from their Anglican Patrimony. Father Hayman currently serves as Parochial Administrator of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 289 Spencer Street, Ottawa, as well as Scripture Professor (and Chaplain) at Augustine College, Ottawa, a position which he has held since 2002.
TJ StevensHeadmaster; Math and Science
TJ Stevens earned his Bachelors of Education at the University of New Brunswick before moving to a small Inuit community in north Quebec where he taught Math, Science, English, and Fitness to secondary students. During his time he took on the role of Principal multiple times in a replacement capacity. TJ is currently working on his Master of Education degree with the University of Ottawa with a focus on teaching and learning theories. TJ and his family have only recently moved to Ottawa and have become parishioners at St. Clement’s Parish.
Anne Marie DareysFrench
Mrs. Anne Marie Dareys teaches Grade 9/10 French as a second language. She completed an Honours Degree in French Language and Linguistics at the University of Toronto and obtained her Teaching Certificate at the University of Montreal for French as a Second Language at the High School level. Enjoying opportunities to travel when younger, she taught sewing in Kenya and Peru, English in Mexico and Montreal, and French in Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa.
Married to a Frenchman for 18 years, Mrs. Dareys and her husband have four bilingual children. Having recently discovered the beauty of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, she attends St. Clement’s Parish with her family.
The following video provides a great summary of the Chesterton Academy and how it all began.