I have been in education for over 20 years and an administrator for the last 14 years at all levels from JK to Grade 12. I am an energetic leader who brings strength and warmth to my role. I am committed to developing a positive, respectful, safe and nurturing environment for the Northlea students. I am a strong advocate for progressive discipline and believe my approach is firm but fair.
My dedication and commitment to the community have been hallmarks of my leadership. I believe in strong community and partnership connections. I have worked with parents, child care and school staff on a number of committees to effectively address equity and safety issues. I have worked with these groups and developed successful applications to:
- make school grounds green;
- redesign school play spaces;
- change signage around schools; and
- achieve Platinum Certification in the TDSB EcoSchools Program.
I have also established strong partnerships with the following groups:
- Toronto Police Services (PSP and ESP)
- University of Toronto (OISE)
- Toronto Public Health (Eat Smart)
- Ministry of Citizenship (SEPT Program)
- Licence to Learn (L2L)
I am a true believer in the full child and the direct relationship between healthy nutrition, active living and academic achievement. At my previous school I facilitated a nutrition program, orchestrated healthy Snack Days and achieved Eat Smart certification for the school.
I feel truly honoured to be the Principal at Northlea and look forward to continuing to work with the Northlea parents on a number of exciting initiatives again this year!