This post includes a link to the minutes from the School Advisory Council's most recent meeting.
Please join us for our next meeting:
Thursday, March 12th, 2009 at 6:00 pm, location TBA.
We will be joined by a guest speaker, TDSB Superintendent Kathy Cowan who will provide information and answer questions regarding the impact on Earl Beatty of Earl Haig retaining their grade 7 and 8 students.
Here is a brief bio of Kathy Cowan:
Kathy Cowan, in her role as Superintendent of Education, is a senior official with the Toronto District School Board. The Toronto Board is the fifth largest school district in North America with 577 schools serving elementary, secondary, and adult learners.
In her senior administrator role, Kathy has direct curriculum and operational responsibility for 22 schools serving approximately 10,000 students. The focus in the Family of Schools (FOS) is equitable outcomes and opportunities for all students through improving literacy and numeracy skills. There is a strong commitment to staff efficacy and professional development. Parent engagement and partnerships are integral to the work in the FOS. Kathy is committed to parents and served for many years as Earl Beatty's Home and School president and the Chair of the Council of Home and Schools for Toronto.
Kathy has a master's degree in Educational Administration. She was a principal of a very large and diverse elementary school in Toronto and also served as the Central Coordinating Principal of Leadership Development for the Toronto District School Board before being promoted to Superintendent of Education. She also carries the Model hools for Inner Cities portfolio and the Urban Diversity Committee Chair position, impacting an additional 73 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, and 29 secondary schools.
Tara Donovan, Secretary