Committed to Advocating for Teacher Candidates

Since our founding in 2019, the Ontario Teacher Candidates' Council has developed and grown in a positive direction. We’re very proud of the diversity of our members, and we value how the voices of Teacher Candidates from all Faculties of Education contribute to our success. Our Executive Committee handles the day to day operation of the council and our General Membership acts as a liaison between the council and the Teacher Candidates at their respective Faculties of Education.

Find out more about some of our team members below.

Brittney Vandersel


Brittney is a founding member of the OTCC, conceiving of the council at Trent University. She is hardworking, dedicated and passionate about advocating for the needs of Teacher Candidates in Ontario. Her professionalism and tenacity make her an excellent leader.

Bella Lewkowicz

Vice President

Bella is a founding member and has been instrumental in the development of the OTCC. She joins us from the University of Ottawa. She has worked tirelessly to fight for the interests of Teacher Candidates. Her organized and knowledgeable nature make her an excellent Vice President.

Johan Kromhout

Executive Communications Officer

With us since our founding and joining from Brock University, Johan is a passionate, dedicated member who brings his experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.

Sara Campitelli


Sara Campitelli joined Ontario Teacher Candidate Council from Queens University with the vision and drive to keep us organized and focused on advocating for Teacher Candidates in Ontario.

Patrick Morris

Executive Political Operations Officer

Patrick is experienced and knowledgeable in the political arena. He joins us from the University of Western Ontario and advocates for teacher candidates on a political level.


Our Council Members

Representing Faculties of Education from around Ontario


Richard Atimniraye Nyelade

Deputy Communications Officer

University of Ottawa (Glendon Campus - French Language Program)