TMS is celebrating 60 years of Alumni passing through the doors of our schools. Our Alumni have gone on to achieve incredible things, but continue to hold a special place in their hearts for our School and the Community they are part of. Below you will see videos from TMS Alumni who have answered a variety of questions. It is our plan to end our 60 year celebration with 60 of these videos! Are you a TMS Alumnus or Alumna who would like to contribute? Contact Rakesh Tripathi at: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how!
Meenal Agarwal attended TMS from Children's House to Grade 3 after which she went on to graduate from Havergal College and the University of Waterloo. She practices as an Optometrist and owns three Optometry clinics in the GTA. She is very active in the profession and loves being a clinician and entrepreneur at the same time. Her children now attend TMS and love it! She hopes they develop the confidence and independence that she is so thankful to have gained from TMS.
Nikhil is currently a fourth-year student at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. He was previously a student at TMS from age two at the lower campus to his graduation in 2018 at the Elgin Mills Campus. He has previously completed finance internships at a bulge bracket bank and worked at a principle investing firm on Bay Street.
Dr. Alexandra Makos is an Associate Professor of Online Pedagogy in the Applied Psychology and Human Development Department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Alexandra specializes in online teaching and learning across the lifespan with a focus on how the design of learning experiences impact student engagement and social development. She is a TMS alumni and mother of two children that attend our school.
An award-winning communicator and strategist, Kyle Kotack lives and works with a simple philosophy that was influenced by his time at TMS from 1983-1990: Be extraordinary. He believes that it is better to be memorable and act with significance than to be missed or forgotten; a mantra that drives him as President & CEO of Skylar Media. Kyle is also a proud TMS parent and sits on the TMS Board of Trustees.
Bonnie attended TMS for 10 years from toddler to Grade 6. She is now a technology consultant who works with companies to deliver new and exciting capabilities for their business. She is also a proud parent of a current TMS student.
Archita Jain is a 2017 TMS Graduate. She attended York University for her undergraduate degree and is currently pursuing her dental career at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She is also getting her scuba diving license, rollerblading, cooking and playing volleyball with her classmates.
Joshua Martins is currently in his second year at Brock University studying Sport Management. He aspires to become a sports agent and loves anything related to basketball. He is also very interested in the music industry and entrepreneurship.
Imran Ali completed his BA Communications & Business from Wilfrid Laurier University spending his additional time at business and social clubs including VP of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He has over 15 Years of CPG experience at Nielsen and Coca-Cola Ltd, and is currently the Director of Planning & Partnerships at Humble Cannabis Solutions. In his spare time, he supports many charities including the Aga Khan Foundation, OneWalk, Movember and Motionball. In 2009, he started a home-based Travel Agency and purchased Raptors Season Seats to share his passions for travel and basketball with his family. He currently lives in Unionville with his partner and 2 children.
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Anthony Hung grew up in Richmond Hill, and went to Toronto Montessori Schools (TMS) from the age of 6 to 12, graduating in 1988. Anthony went on to high school at UCC and the University of Toronto for undergraduate studies, medical school, and his post graduate program in Internal Medicine and Palliative Care. He now practices Palliative Care in Mississauga. His three sons now attend TMS.
Jacob attends Canisius College (Buffalo, NY), a NCAA Division 1 school for baseball (which he plays). He studies Health and Wellness with a minor in Strength and Conditioning.
Amanda is senior legal counsel for Sonder, a multibillion dollar Silicon Valley company that combines travel, hospitality and technology. In this role, she oversees the company's Canadian real estate portfolio, as well as multiple hotel transactions across the U.S. Amanda has practiced as an attorney in California and New York for over a decade. She has a business degree from U of T, a law degree from the University of Windsor, and a masters in law from UC Berkeley. She lives in San Francisco with her husband.
Adam graduated from TMS in 1977 and proudly went on to become a public speaker and the president of GoDaddy. Adam specializes in understanding social media, content engagement, analytics, and community building strategies.
Emily is a genetic counsellor at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, where she sees patients with hereditary cancer and leads projects that integrate genetic testing into routine oncology care. Emily obtained her BScH from Queen’s University and her MSc from the University of Toronto. She lives in Toronto with her partner.
Sara Seager is an astrophysicist and a professor of physics and planetary science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research, which earned her a MacArthur “genius” grant, has introduced many foundational ideas to the field of exoplanets, planets orbiting stars other than the Sun. She is now at the forefront of the search for the first Earth-like exoplanets and signs of life on them. She lives in Massachusetts, USA, with her husband, teen-aged sons, and dog.
Sasha completed her Bachelor’s in Veterinary Biosciences and was awarded with Honours of the First Class from the University of Glasgow. She is currently in graduate studies at the University of Toronto, researching the genetics of paediatric cancers at The Hospital for Sick Children.
Kolton currently lives in Whitby, ON and works for the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario as a Performance Pathway Advisor. In his spare time you can find him on the golf course or reading a good book!
Upon graduating from TMS, Elise Lucchese moved to London to pursue a BA degree in Creative Direction from London College of Fashion (and is targeted to graduate this June). Her plan is to remain in London post-graduation and pursue opportunities in art direction for the luxury fashion sector.
Adam Grotsky is legal counsel for Canada’s Department of Justice. Prior to joining the DOJ, Adam received his BA (Honours) in Political Studies and Juris Doctor from Queen’s University. While at Queen’s, Adam served as president of both his undergraduate and graduate student governments.