About Us - Outstanding International Academy

About Us

Outstanding International Education Group (OIEG) has more than 25 years of educational experience in Asia, investing in and operating projects that include Outstanding English Language School, Outstanding American Early Learning Center, Outstanding American Preschool, Outstanding International Corporation Department, Outstanding Educational Software (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd., Icloud City Education Technology Co., Ltd. 

OIEG aims to promote language training and preschool education. It develops children’s training system, adult education system, e-learning education system, education research & development system, overseas study consulting system, international cooperation system and other development platforms. It is an education corporation that involves education training, educational research and development, publications, online teaching, educational software development. Currently, OIEG continues to cooperate globally with a newly established boarding private school in Toronto, which provides a series of high-quality oversea study, language, education resources and other services for thousands of students and education institutions no matter at home or abroad.

Outstanding International Academy (BSID : 883495) has a professional team of teachers that is composed of local teachers with Canadian teacher qualifications and abundant teaching experience. In addition, academic guidance team and career coaching team who are familiar with the characteristics of Chinese students, support students’ schoolwork and career development. After graduation, OIA students will receive the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) that is globally recognized by world-class universities and students may enjoy advantages as local students in Canada.

Principal's Welcome

Dear Parents and Students,

As Summer turns to Fall, it is with pleasure that I welcome you to the OIA family.

Our OIA teachers and educational staff are committed to your academic success, today and for your future. Today’s student is tomorrow’s successful, responsible adult, an accomplishment secured by a strong education. At OIA, we take great stock in helping you, the student, establish the foundations, in roads and pathways to your successful academic future. 

Caring and dedicated, we set high standards for you, our students, and provide the support systems and processes for student achievement of these. We focus on your learning in ways that develop it academically and prepare you practically for future accomplishments. 

Our teachers are either OCT certified or have the equivalent status from another province or an international country abroad. They are specialist in their fields and have your, the students’, best interests educationally at heart. On any given day, they can be found motivating, encouraging and teaching our students to be the best they can be. 

All OIA courses are developed and taught following the Ministry of Education’s Ontario curriculum expectations. OIA is inspected and approved by the Ministry of Education and we are a credit granting secondary school. We develop strong English language foundations for your better learning by emphasizing the essential communication skills required for success at the secondary school level and within post secondary education. 

I encourage you to explore the options available to you academically through OIA. Our purpose is twinned to yours, your development of root deep communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills that sustain you in post-secondary ventures you undertake, and through the life you build for yourself thereafter. 

On behalf of myself, our teachers and educational staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the OIA family. 

Bessie Moros, Principal 

bessie@outstandingedu.com 

Outstanding International Academy

BESSIE MOROS

Principal

Bessie Moros has 21 years of teaching and Principal experience in Ontario. She has taught English in both public and private school settings and she has developed a keen and honed understanding for the unique needs of and problems facing international students studying in Ontario schools. Be it tackling homesickness, dealing with trying to understand a second language deeply enough to excel at Ontario high school courses, or developing a career plan for their future - international students undertake a challenge linguistically, academically and emotionally in studying courses in Ontario schools. To this end, Bessie had developed the skills, tools and strategies that help smoothen the way for international students in these contexts. Bessie has extensive and honed experience as course and curriculum developer and decades of experience in guiding, leading and inspiring secondary schools, teachers, educational staff and students. Her unique brand of friendly professionalism inspires teachers, staff and students to be the best they can be. She can daily be found encouraging and motivating her staff and students. Principal and school leadership, Bessie is a team player. She would not ask of her teachers, her staff and her students what she would not commit to herself, and it is this respect she offers each person she comes into contact with that helps to guide and nurture them into their personal, academic and organizational successes.

KITTY ZHOU

Vice Principal

Kitty Zhou is currently a Vice principal at Outstanding International Academy. She is a graduate from Beijing University of Chemical Technology with a degree in Computer Science. After graduation, Kitty immigrated to Canada. From 2004 to 2017, she worked in Canada's largest private boarding school, responsible for marketing and student management. Kitty has served as a course consultant, a career counsellor, and a vice principal. Kitty has rich experience in student management, teaching management and international education management. As an expert in Studying Abroad Planning and counselling for future studies, she has considerable understanding of Canadian life and the Canadian education system to successfully guide international students' and parents' through the application and course selection process. She has helped thousands of students successfully enter prestigious Canadian universities and has won parents' and scholars' trust. Kitty has helped countless families resolve educational issues when applying to Canada and she always exceeds parents' and students' expectations.

BESSIE MOROS

Principal

Bessie Moros has 21 years of teaching and Principal experience in Ontario. She has taught English in both public and private school settings and she has developed a keen and honed understanding for the unique needs of and problems facing international students studying in Ontario schools. Be it tackling homesickness, dealing with trying to understand a second language deeply enough to excel at Ontario high school courses, or developing a career plan for their future - international students undertake a challenge linguistically, academically and emotionally in studying courses in Ontario schools. To this end, Bessie had developed the skills, tools and strategies that help smoothen the way for international students in these contexts.

Bessie has extensive and honed experience as course and curriculum developer and decades of experience in guiding, leading and inspiring secondary schools, teachers, educational staff and students. Her unique brand of friendly professionalism inspires teachers, staff and students to be the best they can be. She can daily be found encouraging and motivating her staff and students. Principal and school leadership, Bessie is a team player. She would not ask of her teachers, her staff and her students what she would not commit to herself, and it is this respect she offers each person she comes into contact with that helps to guide and nurture them into their personal, academic and organizational successes.


Kitty ZHOU

Vice Principal

Kitty Zhou is currently a Vice principal at Outstanding International Academy. She is a graduate from Beijing University of Chemical Technology with a degree in Computer Science. After graduation, Kitty immigrated to Canada.  From 2004 to 2017, she worked in Canada's largest private boarding school, responsible for marketing and student management. Kitty has served as a course consultant, a career counsellor, and a vice principal. Kitty has rich experience in student management, teaching management and international education management. As an expert in Studying Abroad Planning and counselling for future studies, she has  considerable understanding of Canadian life and  the Canadian education system to successfully guide international students' and parents' through the application and course selection process. She has helped thousands of students successfully enter prestigious Canadian universities and has won parents' and scholars' trust. Kitty has helped countless families resolve educational issues when applying to Canada and she always exceeds parents' and students' expectations. 

TYLER FLYNN

Mathematics / Science Teacher

Tyler is an OCT-certified math and science educator, holding a B.Ed and B.Sc from Queen’s University. Tyler has a strong passion for investigation-based learning, and has developed and delivered hundreds of hours of customized curriculum for domestic and international students. Tyler draws on his varied teaching experiences (including tennis, piano, guitar, and English) to quickly build a professional and friendly rapport with a wide variety of students. Through investigative and student-led learning, Tyler fosters a sense of independence, excitement, and curiosity in students and provides new perspectives on the Ontario curriculum.

ANAMARIA VISOIU

English/ ESL Teacher

Ana Maria's extensive experience working overseas in education has prepared her for the unique challenges facing international students. After finishing her studies as an English-Italian translator ,she decided to pursue a career in teaching and this is how she received the opportunity of teaching in Wuhan ,China for almost a perioad of 3 years. During this time she taught ESL and General English courses to young learners and students aged 5 to 12 years old in various training schools and kindergatens . Furthermore,afterwards she continued her teaching career by developing and implementing curriculum for Highschool students and adult learners in Turkey. There she taught General English and especialized as an IELTS instructor for almost 3 years. She is also TESOL certified and TEFL certified! Since coming to Canada,Ana Maria specialized in teaching OSSD ,highschool credit courses and also ESL courses and us truly interested in her students well being and future academic success! With almost 10 years of teaching experience, Ana Maria is a very dedicated teacher with great skills in teaching and curriculum development!

Tyler Flynn

Mathematics / Science Teacher

Tyler is an OCT-certified math and science educator, holding a B.Ed and B.Sc from Queen’s University. Tyler has a strong passion for investigation-based learning, and has developed and delivered hundreds of hours of customized curriculum for domestic and international students. Tyler draws on his varied teaching experiences (including tennis, piano, guitar, and English) to quickly build a professional and friendly rapport with a wide variety of students. Through investigative and student-led learning, Tyler fosters a sense of independence, excitement, and curiosity in students and provides new perspectives on the Ontario curriculum.  

Anamaria Visoiu

English/ ESL Teacher

Ana Maria's extensive experience working overseas in education has prepared her for the unique challenges facing international students. After finishing her studies as an English-Italian translator ,she decided to pursue a career in teaching and this is how she received the opportunity of teaching in Wuhan ,China for almost a perioad of 3 years. During this time she taught ESL and General English courses to young learners and students aged 5 to 12 years old in various training schools and kindergatens . Furthermore,afterwards she continued her teaching career by developing and implementing curriculum for Highschool students and adult learners in Turkey. There she taught General English and especialized as an IELTS instructor for almost 3 years. She is also TESOL certified and TEFL certified! Since coming to Canada,Ana Maria specialized in teaching OSSD ,highschool credit courses and also ESL courses and us truly interested in her students well being and future academic success! With almost 10 years of teaching experience, Ana Maria is a very dedicated teacher with great skills in teaching and curriculum development!

ALYSHA SHOEmaker

Business / English Teacher

Alysha Shoemaker, MT., HBA. UofT, English Studies and Theology WLU, Religion and Culture, English Studies, and Linguistic Anthropology. Alysha believes that if you are reading this, chances are that you have unanswered questions that led you here. There is a quest within questioning. The pursuit for knowledge is a shared journey between student and teacher. And, if you wish, she will be your fellow traveller. Alysha has been an educator for over five years, teaching students at the intermediate/senior level. In her most recent years of working in the field of pedagogy, she was given the opportunity to be the department head for studies in English and Business at a private university preparatory institution. Furthermore, Alysha has had several opportunities to work with a wide array of learners in one-on-one settings as a tutor with students at the intermediate/senior level, aiding them in the development of language skills (written and oral communication) in preparation for the OSSLT and IELTS. Alysha strongly believes in the importance of being a lifelong learner and teaching from the heart. She is passionate about making all students feel included, comfortable, and safe during the learning process, particularly while teaching about sensitive topics. Her philosophy of teaching and learning is to make all educational experiences exciting, inspiring, and inclusive. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” - Aristotle

Minzi Zhang

English Teacher

Minzi’s academic experience studying overseas in education has prepared her for being a bilingual teacher in an international field. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Education in Germany, Minzi moved to Toronto and pursued her Master’s degree at the University of Toronto. As a dedicated learner, Minzi will work on a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Toronto. During the undergraduate and graduate study, Minzi has learned techniques of curriculum design and evaluation, and obtained excellent research paper writing skills. Minzi has excellent knowledge of and skills in educational leadership and policy, K-12 education, research techniques, data gathering and analysis. Minzi believes creating in-depth teaching and learning environment is the key to success in secondary school education and in preparing students for advanced study at the university level. As an online curriculum developer in Outstanding International Academy, Minzi focuses on students’ learning needs and is devoted to improve students’ abilities in reading and writing. She is strongly committed to supporting students who have English as the second or third language in their goal of an Ontario secondary education.

Alysha Shoemaker

Business / English Teacher

Alysha Shoemaker, MT., HBA. UofT, English Studies and Theology WLU, Religion and Culture, English Studies, and Linguistic Anthropology. Alysha believes that if you are reading this, chances are that you have unanswered questions that led you here. There is a quest within questioning. The pursuit for knowledge is a shared journey between student and teacher. And, if you wish, she will be your fellow traveller. Alysha has been an educator for over five years, teaching students at the intermediate/senior level. In her most recent years of working in the field of pedagogy, she was given the opportunity to be the department head for studies in English and Business at a private university preparatory institution. Furthermore, Alysha has had several opportunities to work with a wide array of learners in one-on-one settings as a tutor with students at the intermediate/senior level, aiding them in the development of language skills (written and oral communication) in preparation for the OSSLT and IELTS. Alysha strongly believes in the importance of being a lifelong learner and teaching from the heart. She is passionate about making all students feel included, comfortable, and safe during the learning process, particularly while teaching about sensitive topics. Her philosophy of teaching and learning is to make all educational experiences exciting, inspiring, and inclusive. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” - Aristotle

Minzi Zhang

OSSD Coordinator

Minzi’s academic experience studying overseas in education has prepared her for being a bilingual teacher in an international field. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Education in Germany, Minzi moved to Toronto and pursued her Master’s degree at the University of Toronto. As a dedicated learner, Minzi will work on a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Toronto. During the undergraduate and graduate study, Minzi has learned techniques of curriculum design and evaluation, and obtained excellent research paper writing skills. Minzi has excellent knowledge of and skills in educational leadership and policy, K-12 education, research techniques, data gathering and analysis. Minzi believes creating in-depth teaching and learning environment is the key to success in secondary school education and in preparing students for advanced study at the university level. As an online curriculum developer in Outstanding International Academy, Minzi focuses on students’ learning needs and is devoted to improve students’ abilities in reading and writing. She is strongly committed to supporting students who have English as the second or third language in their goal of an Ontario secondary education. 

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