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Senior Mentors

George Chisholm, FSM, Southern Ontario

George Chisholm is a retired high school technology teacher with over thirty years experience with the Halton District School Board in Ontario.  He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto.  Chisholm was a founding mentor of FIRST Team 1334, The Red Devils.  He was named a Woodie Flowers Finalist at the Waterloo Regional in 2011.  In his role with 1334, he helped start and mentor several FRC teams across Canada but has now moved on to help start a community team, FIRST Team 1360, Orbit Robotics.  Chisholm served for 23 years in Canada’s Reserve Army retiring with the rank of captain.  In his “spare” time, he is the President of the Oakville Historical Society, co-chairs the property committee at his church, is a Scottish Country and Longsword dancer and travels internationally with his wife.

Nancy Dewar-Stenning, Ontario

 

Paul Keenan, FSM, Greater Toronto, Ontario

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Paul Keenan was a teacher for 31 years in the Toronto area. Keenan started out as an elementary French teacher and for the last twenty-five years was a high school Computer Science teacher. Even before Keenan became a teacher he was involved in community coaching of hockey. The coaching continued throughout Keenan’s teaching career but also included football, basketball and softball. Keenan’s last 3 years as a teacher included starting an FRC team at ST. Robert CHS in Thornhill. Along with another key mentor, Bob Chirrey, FRC Team 4001 developed into a very competitive team.

Sheri Lynn Koscielski, Ontario

IMG_20150704_214952090Sheri Lynn is a mother of 4 adult children who have been through and remain involved with FIRST.  She and her husband Larry have been FRC mentors for 12 years and have been passionate about growing the FIRST program at all levels in the Windsor – Essex  – Kent area.  Sheri Lynn has a long history of volunteering including many years at her children’s grade school, Skate LaSalle, and she continues to be a Scout and Girl Guide Leader even after her children have all completed the program, having them now Leaders with her.  Sheri Lynn has been an Avon Representative and Team Leader in her own business for over 22 years.  She has been Volunteer Coordinator for the FLL Competition as well as Co-Cordinator for the FLL Tournament and Windsor Essex Great Lakes Regional .  Sheri Lynn is committed to helping our youth grow into confident young adults by providing great experiences in wonderful programs like Scouts, Girl Guides and of course FIRST Robotics .

Craig Maynard, FSM, Calgary, Alberta

 

Lynn Rampertab, FSM, Southern Ontario

Lynn Rampertab’s background is rooted in Accounting.  At KPMG, she worked with large audit clients, small business and forensic accounting.  After KPMG, she was a Senior Accountant for Dev-Con, a small real estate development company. Rampertab was introduced to FIRST in 2008 by her children and has been a non-technical mentor for team 3161 since 2010. She has served as the FLL Tournament Director for Halton Regional Qualifiers and The Toronto District School Board. Rampertab has served as a key planning committee member for the two FLL Provincial Championships since 2010 and most recently, the FLL International Open in 2014.


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