Colette Leisen - Vancouver Talmud Torah

team member
Colette Leisen
Art Specialist

Ms. Leisen, originally from Alberta, moved to Vancouver in 1987 and was hired to teach at Talmud Torah later that year. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Special Education and a minor in French Revolutionary Art and Printmaking. She also attended Emily Carr College of Art and Design and more recently completed a Master’s of Education and Leadership focusing on math methodology. Ms. Leisen is an exhibited artist and published writer.

It is in the art room that her love of teaching art is realized on a daily basis. Her personal goal is to ensure that every student exits the school feeling confident in his or her abilities. Being nominated by students and winning a provincial excellence in teaching award was one of the proudest moments of her life.

Ms. Leisen is the mother of a wonderful college aged daughter who benefited greatly from attending VTT’s early childhood program (she is still one of the only non-Jews who can daven!) and she will always be in debt to the teachers of VTT from whom she’s learned volumes about teaching excellence.