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MEET OUR TEAM

Meet the incredible TMC team who make everything we do possible! #TMCFamily

Stuart Shanker

Founder & Visionary

Stuart Shanker is the author of the Self-Reg trilogy: Calm, Alert and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation (Pearson 2012), Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life (Penguin 2016); Reframed: Self-Reg for a Just Society (UofT Press 2020). And with Susan Hopkins, Self-Reg Schools: A Handbook for Educators (Pearson 2019). In 2012 Stuart founded The MEHRIT Centre as a Self-Reg learning and information centre for parents, educators, the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow.

Susan Hopkins, EdD (she/her)

Executive Director

Susan has over 20 years of experience in in all levels of education, including roles as teacher, vice-principal, curriculum developer, and inclusion coordinator. Through her work in Canada and internationally with The MEHRIT Centre, Susan’s leadership has advanced Shanker Self-Reg® learnings, amplifying Self-Reg initiatives that support children, adults and communities. Susan co-authored the Self-Reg Schools Handbook for Educators with Dr. Stuart Shanker.

Aaron Peacock

Videographer

Aidan Kennedy

Videographer

Anne Showalter, PhD, OCT

Project Manager, Research and Quality Alignment

Arlene Robinson

Project Manager

Aviva Dunsiger

Co-Reg Community Facilitator
Colleen Dickinson

Colleen Dickinson (she/her)

Project Manager, Client Care

Jamie Barker, (she/her)

Operations and Executive Coordinator

John Hoffman

Communications Officer & Newsletter Editor
Liz Shepherd Director Operations MEHRIT

Liz Shepherd

(she/her)

Project Manager, Communications Division

Stephen Retallick

eSchool Administrator & I.T. and Systems Manager

Vicki Parnell, (she/her)

Self-Reg Parenting Group Administrator

ONLINE PROGRAMS TEAM

Susan Hopkins, EdD (she/her)

Executive Director & Program Designer

Paula Jurczak, MA, RCC-ACS, RSW, DIR-ET  (she/her)

Dean of eLearning 

Stephen Retallick

eSchool Administrator

Nancy Niessen, (she/her)

eSchool Mentor, Learning Navigator, Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Alexis Saltmarsh, BA (she/her)

Teaching Assistant

Alicia Preston

Teaching Assistant

Arlene Enriquez

Teaching Assistant

Arlene Robinson

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Brianne Lisinski

Teaching Assistant

Casey Burgess, PhD, RP (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Cathy Lethbridge, BA, BEd, OCT (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Cindy Pilchuk BA, BScN, MSc, CCLS

Teaching Assistant

Claudio Moschella, MEd, OCT

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Crystal Carbino

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Danka Gula

Teaching Assistant

Dawn Eckensviller

Teaching Assistant

Jennifer Brown

Teaching Assistant

Jo-Dee Duffett (she/her)

Teaching Assistant

Joe Persia

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Kaitie Westbrook MSW, RSW (she/her)

Teaching Assistant

Kim Smith,

MScEd, OCT, (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Laura Cesaroni, PhD, RP

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Laura Newell, MEd, OCT (she/her)

Teaching Assistant

Lisa Cranston, EdD

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Lisa Pinhorn, BA(CYS), MEd, ND, YTT

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Lorellie Munson

Teaching Assistant
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Marcia Moorcroft, MEd OCT (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Marie Edwards, BEd, BSpEd, MEd (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Melissa Pinnell, (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Miranda Murphy

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator
Miranda Skjel MScOT, Reg. OT (AB), (she/her)
Teaching Assistant

Nancy Smykaluk

Teaching Assistant

Nicole Patzalek

Teaching Assistant & Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Rada Mihajlovic, MPEd, OCT (she/her)

Teaching Assistant & Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Rebecca Leslie, MEd, BEd, (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Samantha Yarde, BCD, ECE (she/her)

Teaching Assistant

Sandy Haliburton

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

 Silvia Dubray, BEd, MA (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Stefani Burosch, MSW, RSW (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Teri Rubinoff, PhD, (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

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What is Self-Reg?

Self-Reg is a pathway to calm, resilience, motivation, learning, & well-being.

Early Years

Parents

Schools

The Shanker Method

5 Domain Framework

Free Self-Reg 101 Webinar

Our Mission & Values

About Stuart Shanker

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Explore how learning Shanker Self-Reg can help your approach to behaviour, dysregulation, emotions and any of the challenges that brought you to Self-Reg as a someone who cares.

Level 1 Certificate Programs

Early Childhood Development

Self-Reg Foundations

School Leadership

ASK Courses

*New* Reframing Bullying

Enhancing Resilience

Self-Reg Parenting

Learning for Teams

On-Demand Webinars

Upcoming Events

Summer Symposium

Book a Presenter

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Self-Reg can be practical, community based and woven with other initiatives, movements or priorities. How can you bring Self-Reg to your community or context?

Blogs & Vlogs

Podcasts

Webinars & Upcoming Events

School Leadership Certificate

Learning Facilitator's Certificate

Living, Learning & Linking Certificate

Self-Reg Schools Handbook

REFRAMED Book

Mentoring & Consulting

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Havens are our dream for all! A Self-Reg Haven is a place where everyone feels safe in every way: physically, emotionally, socially, and culturally.

I Know a Haven When I Find One

5 Self-Reg Haven Look Fors

Havens 101: Group Learning

RADAR Project Planning Tool

Self-Reg Schools Handbook

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Reframing Bullying

Certificate Program Starts Feb 22

Facilitated Certificates

Self-Directed Courses

On-Demand Webinars

Events - Live & Online

Tools & Strategies

Speakers & Presentations

Books & Publications

Blogs & Vlogs

Podcasts

Graphics with Blogs

Glossary

Translated Resources

Media Releases

Meet Our Team

Newsletter

Contact Us

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