BIO OF MEMBER
Professional and Personal learning:
To take advantage of professional development opportunities that arise and to continue to grow and learn, through working with others and through my own continuing education.
Why are you part of the Lead Data Team?
I was presented the opportunity to join the LDT and working with data is an interest of mine and is well recognised by our board as valuable. The LDT provides me with both an environment to nurture my intellectual curiosity and a forum to take this knowledge and put it into practice. Professionally it helps me grow while being supported by someone [Geneviève Légaré] with a high level of expertise.
EBP Action research:
Implementing Professional Learning Communities
- Committee for teacher induction and mentoring
- Committee for professional growth of all staff
- Reshaping families’ relationships with schools through various initiatives
- Guest presenter - McGill graduate diploma in educational leadership. Topic: community relations, 2017-18
- School board-wide workshop on rethinking community connections in a modern context - using technology, 2016
What improvement model(s) is NFSB using?
- Mapping students and communities
- Action Research
- RTI - solution tree
- 3 block model, UDL
What could you spend hours talking about?
I have worked in three school boards serving three very different communities. I am very passionate about how we reach out to our communities and stakeholders and include them in our school. Many parents did not have positive educational experiences, so how do we change their views of the school system? We are working hard to do that in our to schools, through various initiatives that are family and community centered.
Title & roles:
School Principal - Hemmingford and Franklin elementary schools
Conferences & training attended:
- Solution Tree RTI at Work Institute
- Universal Design for Learning with Jennifer Katz
- LCEEQ Math Institute (Cohort 2)
- Neufeld Institute – Making Sense of Aggression
- Training in the coaching model, Instructional Leader Series, Robyn Jackson
- IB Certificate in Leadership Practice
What’s on your bookshelf?
- Senge, P., et al. (2000). Schools that learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents and Everyone Who Cares About Education
- Goldring, E., Berends, M. (2008). Leading With Data: Pathways to Improve Your School
- Marzano, R., Waters, T. (2005). School Leadership That Works: From Research to Results
- Vaill, P. (1996). Learning as a Way of Being: Strategies for Survival in a World of Permanent White Water
- Levitt, S., Dubner, S. (2011) Superfreakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
- Walsh, B., et al. (2009). The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership Paperback
- Kahneman, D. (2011). Thinking, Fast and Slow