Mr. Sebastian completed his B.A. in Modern Languages and Literatures and his B.Ed. at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, his M.A. in Spanish at the University of Madrid, and his M.Ed., in Curriculum and Administration at the University of Toronto.

Mr. Sebastian is one of the founders of Waterloo Independent Secondary School, a private school in Waterloo Region, Ontario. He had been served for WISS as a senior advisor, principal and currently he is the director of the school. 

Principal, Director of Education

Mr. J. Sebastian 


Ms. Leilei Cheng is one of the co-founders of Waterloo Independent Secondary School. Since 2009, along with Mr. Sebastian, she has managed and supervised WISS staff.

Ms. Cheng's care makes WISS feel like home for students. Her extensive experience with student guidance has helped WISS graduates successfully move on to post-secondary studies.

Director of Operations

Ms. L. Cheng 


Mr. R. Madigan

English & Arts

Mr. N. Farahi

Math & Science

Mr. B. Newson

Senior Math &Technology, Teaching Lead

Ms. A. Robinson


Mr. D. Chapman

English & Business

Ms. H. Kirby

English Literature

Ms. J. Zhang

Student Services 

Mr. A. Asghar

Science & Computers 

Ms. S. Nadeau

The Arts