A local principal has earned national accolades for his work, and will be in Toronto at a gala dinner receiving his honours with 51 other principals from across Canada, at the end of the month.
They were nominated by their peers, staff and community members. A committee reviews the nominations, making their choices from a number of factors, including partnerships with parents and the community, illustrating change and innovation and improving student achievement.
“This is a tremendous honour for Steve and we know that he is certainly a worthy candidate,” said Brian Beal, director of education, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. “Steve has always demonstrated strong leadership skills and is deeply committed to the well being of the students and staff at his school. His collaborative approach fosters an inclusive and caring environment where students prosper spiritually, academically and socially.”
The selection goes beyond praise, with the recipients having the opportunity to take an executive leadership training program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Other local educators chosen
include principals Barry Keogh and Joe Timmins, and retired principals Pattie Campbell and Syd Zyla.