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Two YRDSB Principals Among Canada’s Outstanding Principals
News Release
1/31/2018
Two YRDSB Principals Among Canada’s Outstanding Principals
Aurora, ONDonna Ford, Principal of Roselawn Public School and Krysten Cameron, Principal of German Mills Public School have been named two of Canada’s Outstanding Principals by The Learning Partnership.​

Ford and Cameron are among 40 principals from across Canada who have been honoured for their outstanding contributions to publicly funded education. The program recognizes principals who demonstrate innovation, leadership and employing creativity in finding solutions and opportunities within their school communities. 

Donna Ford

Donna Ford, of Roselawn Public School in Richmond Hill, explores ways to acknowledge and reduce anxiety and mental health issues for students. Together with her team, she has developed a mental health protocol through the Mentor and Advocate for Student Health and Wellbeing (MASH) team. Families are also invited to attend assemblies that recognize students for positive gains in their learning behaviours.

Krysten Cameron

Krysten Cameron, of German Mills Public School in Thornhill, models a growth mindset and champions inclusion for students with special needs. Recognizing the importance of an inviting learning environment, Krysten acquired flexible seating options, including standing tables, exercise balls, and wobble seats. She also leverages digital technologies to extend learning beyond the classroom.

Donna and Krysten will receive their awards at the Canada’s Outstanding Principals awards gala on February 27, 2018.  The recipients have the opportunity to attend a five-day executive leadership training program on leadership and management practices at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Principals also participate in The World of Work: Equity and Inclusion where they have the opportunity to learn from leaders in business, health and education.

“Congratulations to Donna and Krysten on receiving this honour,” said Louise Sirisko, Director of Education for the York Region District School Board. “Donna and Krysten are representative of the many principals across our Board who work every day to support student achievement and success.”

“Canada’s Outstanding Principals program recognizes the unique and important contributions of principals in the public education system,” said Chair of the Board Corrie McBain. “This is a well-deserved honour for Donna and Krysten.”

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For more information contact:

Erin Bain

Corporate Communications, York Region District School Board

Tel: 905-727-0022, extension 2520

Email: erin.bain@yrdsb.ca​

 
 
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