Ottawa Catholic School Board
Principal at St. Mother Teresa C.H.S.
Please note that the following is a summary of experience and accomplishments that are specifically relevant to the role of Supervisory Officer. Please find a separate document outlining my philosophy of education. If anything is either not clear or requires more detail, feel free to make contact at any time.
Principal at St. Mother Teresa C.H.S.
Principal at St. Paul C.H.S.
Vice-Principal at St. Paul C.H.S. and Sacred Heart C.H.S.
Taught all levels from grade 7-12
My practicum involved working with Human Resources, CPCO, OECTA, and OECTA Occasional to streamline our processes for Regulation 274/12-Fair Hiring Practices.
Currently enrolled in Master's program with planned completion by 2016
PQP Part 1, Practicum, PQP Part 2
Graduate Diploma Of Education.
B.A Honours English/ Religious Studies
I was honoured to have been nominated by my staff for our school board Director's Commendation. Specifically, my role in our school's pathway planning, digital innovation and numeracy successes were highlighted. Our Math team was recognized provincially for increasing and sustaining excellent results.
My degree is in English/ Religious Education. I have been an active member at St. Patrick's Church, Fallowfield since 1996 where I have acted as an usher and occasionally as a lector and Eucharistic Minister. I have taught virtually all Religion courses from grades 7-12. I have also helped lead the Dominican Experience Social Justice trip at St. Paul.
CPCO has accepted my application to teach the PQP part two course this spring.
The Leadership Academy facilitated the learning of leadership skills with the Ontario Leadership Framework and the Personal Leadership Resources as its foundation. Candidates were chosen from all leadership positions across all the eastern Ontario school boards.
We assist in the distribution of EA support throughout the system including reallocation.
Our steering committee keeps up with regulations revolving around privacy issues and policies across the school board .
My primary role in the committee is to follow up on safety concerns around the Physical Education and Health area. Our steering committee works with all safety and training issues in the board.
The role includes duties such as representing the Board interests locally and provincially in regards to school sports. I also act as a liaison between the local school boards and as a resource for our various Athletic Directors. In the past, I also represented the Principals and Vice-Principals in the Intermediate Athletic Association.
Our committee met to support the system needs for schools with and without system classes. One significant accomplishment was the addition of a far west site at Holy Trinity.
As representatives, we worked to motivate our family of schools. We were also responsible to keep our schools on track with processes and deadlines.
Our committee helped shape the direction of E-Learning as a modality of instruction as well as an opportunity for small schools to offer greater pathway opportunities.
During the CPCO/OPC TELL Conference Summers of 2015-2018, I Presented a beginner and advanced session on Google tools and other productivity and communication tools. As a result, CPCO asked me to do a series of google hangout webinars for administrators across the province.who are teaching the PQP course. This role is known as a "TELL Mentor." I was also asked to present a TVO Podcast which was virtually co-presented with Principals from Toronto. In addition, I was part of the writing team that designed PQP curriculum that is used to teach how to lead the integration of innovation and technology practices in schools.
As the previous chair of this very important committee for our board, we acted as an advisory committee for cross-departmental issues with a special focus on pedagogy and leading innovation to bring initiatives to scale. We created presentations for teachers and administrators regarding leading innovative pedagogies and technology.
Co-chair of the Director's Conference for Vice-Principals.
Since 2007, I have been supporting the staffing of our summer school sites paying close attention to streamlining the systems and ensuring that the collective bargaining agreements are met.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD Premium)
2013-2014 Initiated and co-created course as part of our board's Leadership Journey program geared towards enhancing the leadership, technology and innovation skills of administrators.
I co-facilitated and instructed our board's Journey to Leadership part 1 course geared towards teachers and other staff looking for positions of leadership in our board.
The opportunity was presented to speak to fellow Principal's regarding the difference in Screentime for students vs. screentime that students engage in socially. On another occasion, I presented on whole school implementation of Deep Learning from the Principal's perspective. I have also been asked to lead my colleagues as part of the RMS strategy to support the implementation and effective use of the EQAO data tool.
Regular presenter to students in the University of Ottawa Education program. Present on the topic of leveraging technology for enhancing pedagogy and also enhancing productivity as a teacher.
Ottawa Google Apps for Education Conference 2014: Presented Google productivity and communication tools to teachers and administrators.
Presented on maximizing Google tools for productivity and communication at the ECOO conference 2014 in Niagara Falls.
ECOO Conference 2013: Presented on the topic of increasing productivity for administrators
I have attended several major conferences including the York region's Quest (twice), ASCD National conference in San Antonio, FETC conference in Orlando, Google Apps for Education conferences in Kitchener and Ottawa, ECOO conference in Niagara Falls, and a leadership conference in Banff.I have also attended and presented at the CPCO Summer Institutes. (Dates can be listed if necessary)
I am a husband to Rebecca and a father to Sophie (14) and Hillary (12). I coach basketball and volleyball, both at school and in the community. I continue to be involved in my Church community as well. I am an usher and I have acted as a lector as well. I love learning all things innovation and technology based in education. I am passionate about learning about leadership, pedagogy, and change.
Additional references may be obtained upon request. Reference letters have been included in my submission.