Great principals make great schools. The Learning Partnership is pleased to announce 40 exceptional educators from across the country as Canada’s Outstanding Principals of 2017.
Alida Privett of Mar Jok Elementary School, Kelowna
Jacqueline Taylor of Ellison Elementary School, Vernon
Now celebrating its 13th year, The Learning Partnership’s Canada’s Outstanding Principals program recognizes the unique and vital contribution of principals in publicly funded schools.
The 40 principals, nominated by parents, colleagues, and community members, and chosen by a national selection committee, are being celebrated for demonstrating innovation, leadership and for employing creativity in finding solutions and opportunities within their school communities.
They will be awarded for their accomplishments at the annual Canada’s Outstanding Principals gala on Feb. 28, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
The 2017 winners will join the prestigious ranks of the National Academy of Canada’s Outstanding Principals, which now boasts over 400 members. The National Academy offers principals ongoing networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities so they can enhance their leadership skills.
“We are delighted to be celebrating these exceptional principals for their contributions to their schools and communities,” said Rod Thompson, director of executive leadership programs at The Learning Partnership. Their dedication to building and leading teams of great teachers plays a vital role in positively impacting student achievement and success and we are elated to recognize these dynamic leaders in the Canadian public education system.”