Michael Fellin became Crescent School’s 10th Headmaster in 2014. He previously served as Crescent School’s Assistant Head of Upper School since 2011.
Mr. Fellin began teaching at Neil McNeil High School in 2000, where for over 10 years he served as a teacher, chaplain, department head, and vice-principal. In 2009, Mr. Fellin was awarded a Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence by the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Education.
Mr. Fellin has been a member of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC) since 2007 and joined the IBSC Board of Trustees in 2015. The IBSC a not-for-profit organization made up of member schools dedicated to enhancing the education, well-being, and development of boys worldwide. He also currently serves as a Trustee for the School Participatory Action Research Collaborative (SPARC), a research consortium among faculty and students at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and school leaders, faculty, and students at a cohort of leading independent schools. Other past Board positions include: Northmount School in Toronto and with the Catholic Teachers’ Guild.
Mr. Fellin is a graduate of St. Michael’s College School in Toronto. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in English and Education from Glendon College at York University, a Master’s degree in Divinity from Regis College at the University of Toronto, and is completing a Ph.D. in Theology and Education, also from Regis College.
Mr. Fellin has three children, including Fionn Fellin (Class of '24).
Ryan Bell joined the Crescent School faculty in 2012. He was appointed Head of the Middle School in 2019, after serving as Assistant Head of the Lower School since 2014. Prior to teaching, Mr. Bell was Director at Camp Maple Leaf, a camp for children of Canadian Military Families and children living with unique challenges. Mr. Bell is a Crescent alumnus and former Head Boy, class of '98.
Dr. Sandra Boyes has been Head of the Lower School since 2011. She recently added the role of Executive Director, Professional Learning and Research to her title. In this capacity, Dr. Boyes leads professional learning pathways for faculty, and is responsible for sharing our expertise and developing our reflective practise within a culture of research. Dr. Boyes has also served as Head of Middle School. Dr. Boyes has been an educator for 30 years, more than 20 of those with Crescent. She holds an Ed.D. and M.A. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, and a B.Ed. from the University of Manitoba. In addition to her devotion to educating boys, Dr. Boyes is a mezzo-soprano in the Canadian Opera Company Chorus.
David Grant P’14 became Dean of Studies in 2015, after teaching science and technology at Crescent since 1992. He initiated Crescent’s Robotics and Technological Design programs, and was a founding Board Member of FIRST Robotics Canada and a Director of FIRST Lego League Ontario. In recognition of his innovative use of information and technology in education, Mr. Grant was honoured with a Certificate of Achievement from the 2015 Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence. He holds a B.Ed. (Hon) from the University of Exeter and is a frequent presenter on topics such as the maker movement and boys’ education. In addition to his work for Crescent School, Mr. Grant is also the proud parent of a Crescent graduate.
Carolyn Kanhai joined Crescent School in 2015 as Executive Assistant to the Headmaster and Board. Previously, she was the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO of Kensington Health. Ms. Kanhai serves on the Board of the Malvern Family Resource Centre and has coached with the Malvern Youth Soccer Club.
Gina Kay joined Crescent School in 2016 and is now the Executive Director of Crescent Student Services. Previously she served as the Head of the Centre for Differentiated Learning at The Anne and Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto. She also served as a teacher for students with learning disabilities at Montcrest School for 13 years. Ms. Kay holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University. She is also a founding member of the Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association of Ontario.
Lara Koretsky joined Crescent School in 2016 as Executive Director, People and Culture. Previously she was Vice President, People and Organizational Development at Upper Canada College for five years. Her past roles also include Vice President, Human Resources at HOK, a global design, architecture and engineering firm, among other senior human resources roles in the corporate sector. Ms. Koretsky holds a BAH from Queen’s University and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC).
After five years as Head of Upper School, Nick Kovacs added the role of Deputy Headmaster to his title in 2019. In this hybrid role, Mr. Kovacs oversees the day-to-day operations of the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools at Crescent. Additionally, he is responsible for launching and leading strategic initiatives in a the areas of academic planning, health and well-being, and community diversity. Previously, he worked as a teacher and Vice-Principal at St. Michael's Choir School, taught and held various leadership positions at Neil McNeil High School, Mentor College and Vandyke Upper School (Leighton Buzzard, UK). He holds degrees from McGill University, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Toronto. In his free time, Nick enjoys staying active and spending quality time with his wife and two young children. He is also a huge Toronto Raptors fan.
John Lynch P'16, '18 leads Crescent School’s External Relations Department, which manages the School’s enrolment, fundraising, alumni relations, marketing and communications activities. He joined Crescent in 2006 as Chief Advancement Officer before taking on his current role in 2014. His career as an advancement professional spans more than 30 years. His previous roles include leadership positions at Queen’s University, the Wellesley Hospital Foundation, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts and Science, and Upper Canada College. In addition to his work for Crescent School, Mr. Lynch is also a proud parent of two Crescent alumni.
Carolyn Smith-Green joined Crescent School in 2015 as Chief Financial Officer, with her title changing to Chief Financial and Administrative Officer in 2016 to reflect her expanded responsibilities. Prior to joining Crescent, Ms. Smith-Green was CFO at Variety Village for almost eight years. Previously she held senior financial management positions in major corporations such as Rogers Media and Bell, as well as in the audit department at Price Waterhouse. Ms. Smith-Green holds a B.Comm. from McMaster University and a CPA, CA designation.