Thinking about learning and leading
School improvement efforts which aim to harness the power of professionals working together now take many forms including the development of professional learning communities, learning networks within and across schools, as well as collaborative inquiry processes. Read the full article, now available on this site.
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Working with educators to improve learning for all.
I have had a very fortunate professional career with experience in both private and public schools as a teacher, vice principal, principal and finally superintendent for York Region District School Board. My final role with the board was Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Services.
Since retiring from the board I have consulted with other educational organizations in the areas of literacy instruction, assessment and inquiry based learning. As well, coaching leaders has been very rewarding. I believe strongly in the power of collaboration as the underpinning of effectiveness in education and have written about its power in my work.
In 2015 I began work as a sessional instructor with Western University's Graduate Education in their Educational Leadership doctoral program which is fully on-line. Presently I am an Assistant Professor (L.D.) with a part-time standing appointment and I work with educational leaders from K-12 or Higher Education. I truly enjoy this "second teaching career" supporting educational leaders in their doctoral studies.
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