About Us

School Council members for the 2023-2024 school year:

Co-Chair: Nupur Chakravorty
Nupur is an architect with over 15 years of experience working on a wide range of buildings. She volunteers, as a board member, at Gloucester Community Housing. She previously volunteered at the Canadian Green Building Council (Ottawa Chapter), and was on City’s Pedestrian and Transit Committee. When trying to avoid architecture she enjoys colouring, playing legos, programming, reading or cooking with her two young kids. Nupur believes that kids are the future, and a proper foundation is required at micro (home) and macro (community) level to help them achieve their full potential. She takes the saying “It takes a village to raise a child” to heart, and as such joined the WEJ parent council. Being an immigrant herself she enjoys interacting with newcomers, and in particular, understanding their way of nurturing. Come join her at the next council meeting

Co-Chair:  Yifan ( Coco) Li

Yifan (Coco) Li worked in an American hospital for more than 10 years. She immigrated to Canada in 2018 and moved to Ottawa in 2019. Right now she is a Mandarin teacher in Kanata North Chinese School. She is also a classroom supervisor or emergency educational assistant in OCSB. In her spare time, she likes to listen to music. Coco believes education is the most important project in the world, because it relates to every individual, every family and every country’s future. Let’s work together to make our kids better.

Treasurer:  Tien Nguyen (Tina)

Tina and family immigrated to Canada in 2018 and moved to Ottawa in 2022. She has a background in IT and is working at TD Bank as a Data Steward. Tina’s son is fortunate to start his school life at WEJ, currently at Junior Kindergarten! Tina finds it a fulfilling experience to be part of the WEJ school council where the team contributes to the school’s extra-curricular activities to enhance the student’s experience and well-being. Come join us with your ideas and engagement.

Secretary: Maria Short

Hot Lunch Program Coordinator: Sutha Manik

Sutha Manik is an engineer working at Ciena. I have two children who are attending WEJ. This is my 8th year with the school council, coordinating the Hot Lunch Program. I enjoy contributing my spare time to the school community and looking forward to another successful school year!

Hot Lunch Program Assistant:  Emily Zhang

Emliy, a Home Financing Advisor at Scotiabank with expertise in mortgages, is a passionate community volunteer. As a first-generation immigrant, she understands the importance of community support. Emily is a Scouts Leader, Director of the Air Cadet SSC, and volunteers for World Skills. She's new to the WEJ School Council but is excited to contribute to our school community.

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