CSC announces new director, evaluation services

    TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Effective February 19, 2008, the Board of
Directors of Curriculum Services Canada (CSC) takes pleasure in welcoming
Anita Sherwin-Hamer to the position of Director Designate, Evaluation
Services. Anita will work with retiring Director, Evaluation Services, Keith
Clark, for one month of orientation before becoming Director when Keith
retires on March 14, 2008. CSC is confident that the same quality performance
in all our evaluation services will continue seamlessly throughout this period
of transition.
    Anita's main responsibility will be managing the process for the
evaluation of textbooks for Ontario English-language schools, thus assisting
the Ministry of Education in the approval process for the Trillium List of
approved textbooks. Other duties will include standards-based evaluation
services for supplementary resources across Canada and the fulfillment of
contracts that require CSC's proven standards development and applications for
projects such as the Premier's Teachers' Awards.
    All of Anita's responsibilities embrace CSC's slogan - Excellence Is Our
Standard. She will be awarding the CSC Seal of Quality to resources that meet
high standards. This Seal assures teachers that a resource bearing it is
"safe" to use in the classroom - meets curriculum objectives, reflects sound
pedagogy, contains relevant and up-to-date information, uses accepted
evaluation and assessment strategies, appears in a format that supports the
learning principles, and, importantly, is inclusive.
    Anita comes to CSC from the Durham Catholic District School Board where
she has been a principal for 10 years and active in the delivery of programs
and resources to principals across Ontario. She admits to having a "passion
for curriculum", holding a Master of Education degree in Curriculum from OISE
(Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) and Supervisory Officer
Qualifications as well.
    We invite you to contact Anita with congratulations, issues or ideas at
CSC offices after February 19th. Her coordinates will be posted on the CSC
website at that time.

For further information:

For further information: Kathryn McFarlane, Executive Director,
Curriculum Services Canada (CSC), (416) 591-1576 Ext. 222,

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