TORONTO, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Ken Arnott, a principal from the York
Region District School Board, began his one-year term as President of
the Ontario Principals' Council (OPC) on July 1. Ken has been an
educator for 28 years, including 14 years as an administrator.
"I am excited and honoured to represent so many dedicated education
leaders across the province. Our role is paramount for creating
successful schools and positive climates for our students. It is
important that we continue to work with our staff, our parents and all
other members of the school community to address issues such as equity
and well-being," said Ken.
In addition to Ken, the 2012-13 Executive includes
President-Elect Bob Pratt, Principal of Delta Secondary School
(Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board)
Vice-President Sharon Bowes, Principal of Kerns Public School (District School Board
Ontario North East)
Vice-President John Hamilton, Principal of Sunderland Public School
(Durham District School Board)
Member-at-Large Susan Ferguson, Principal of North Lambton Secondary
School (Lambton-Kent District School Board)
Member-at-Large Brian Serafini, Principal of Wellington Heights
Secondary School (Upper Grand District School Board) and
Past-President Naeem Siddiq, Principal of North Albion Collegiate
Institute (Toronto District School Board).
Ken has been seconded from his board for one year and will be based at
the provincial office in Toronto until June 30, 2013. By seconding a
practising principal, the OPC is able to monitor the issues and
concerns that are most current and relevant to Ontario's schools. His
experience as a front line school leader allows him to share what
really happens in schools with the Education Minister, MPPs,
stakeholder groups, media and the public. Ken is an experienced and
"The greatest reward of our job comes from students who are safe,
engaged and successful, and I am committed to helping school leaders
across the province create the conditions to achieve those goals,"
added Ken. "I'm looking forward to serving the OPC as an informed
leader who can build on the ideals of those who preceded me."
The Ontario Principals' Council is the professional association
representing more than 5,000 principals and vice-principals in
Ontario's public elementary and secondary schools. Established in
1998, the OPC advocates on behalf of public education and provides
professional supports to its Members.
SOURCE Ontario Principals' Council
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