Ten (10) Strait Regional School Board Educators Complete Aspiring Leaders Program

Standing Left to Right: Ford Rice, Superintendent of Schools; Janice Gough, Director of Human Resources; Sharon MacCuspic, Director of Programs and Student Services; Cindy MacDonald, Vice Principal, Dalbrae Academy; Tracy MacIsaac, Teacher, SAERC; Tammy Landry, Teacher, Antigonish Education Centre; Janice Campbell, Coordinator of Student Success Planning; Darrell LeBlanc, Coordinator of Human Resources; Richelle MacLaughlin, Vice Chair; Jamie Samson, Chair; Seated, Left to Right: Deanna Martell, Teacher, Richmond Education Centre/Academy; Jerry Delorey, Teacher, St. Andrew Junior School; Andrew Clarey, Teacher, Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy; Jyl Boyle, Vice Principal, Dr. J.H. Gillis Regional High School; Neil MacQuarrie, Teacher, Inverness Education Centre/Academy; Lisa MacEachern, Vice Principal, Inverness Education Centre/Academy following the presentation of certificates to the ALP recipients. (Margaret Boyle, Teacher, Antigonish Education Centre was unable to attend.)

Date:  Wednesday, December 6,  2017                                                          

Port  Hawkesbury, NS::—The Strait Regional School Board recognized ten (10) members of staff who completed the Aspiring Leaders Program during the Board’s Regular Meeting held this evening, Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

“Your commitment to our students’ achievement and success is evident from your voluntary participation in this leadership program.  As a School Board, we are very fortunate to have you as part of our team and extend sincere congratulations to you on this impressive accomplishment,” said Jamie Samson, Chair, Strait Regional School Board.

The Aspiring Leaders Program recipients for 2016 are:

  • Jyl Boyle, Vice Principal, Dr. J.H. Gillis Regional High School
  • Andrew Clarey, Teacher, Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy
  • Tammy Landry, Teacher, Antigonish Education Centre
  • Lisa MacEachern, Vice Principal, Inverness Education Centre/Academy
  • Tracy MacIsaac, Teacher, SAERC
  • Neil MacQuarrie, Teacher, Inverness Education Centre/Academy

The Aspiring Leaders Program recipients for 2017 are:

  • Margaret Boyle, Teacher, Antigonish Education Centre
  • Jerry Delorey, Teacher, St. Andrew Junior School
  • Cindy MacDonald, Vice Principal, Dalbrae Academy
  • Deanna Martell, Teacher, Richmond Education Centre/Academy

The Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP) is offered by the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in partnership with the Nova Scotia Educational Leadership Consortium (NSELC) and regional school boards. The goal of the Program is to provide leadership training and skill development to individuals who aspire to become school administrators. The ALP extends over 14 months and leads to a certificate. The certificate is granted by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in partnership with the NSELC and regional school boards.

The components of the Program include:

Summer Institute #1

  • Program orientation and Insights Discovery
  • The Artisan Teacher with Mike Rutherford

Seminars

  • School Culture and Building Relationships    
  • Diversity and Social Justice
  • Leading Change
  • Communication Skills
  • Leading Professional Learning
  • Instructional Leadership
  • School Management  

Residency Program (Mentor With School Administration)

  • The Residency Program, offered September to September, incorporates the learning and skills from each of the seven Seminars and Summer Institute #2.

Summer Institute #2

  • Student Services

Culminating Assessment

  • A Culminating Assessment, providing the protégés an opportunity to demonstrate what they know and what they have learned.

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For more information, Please Contact: 1-800-650-4448

Ford Rice, Superintendent of Schools, 902-625-7065;
Jamie Samson, Chair, 902-870-3986;
Deanna Gillis, Coordinator of Communications, 902-625-7093; deanna.gillis@srsb.ca