Toronto French School Appoints the Honourable John Godfrey as New Head of School

    TORONTO, Nov. 26 /CNW/ - Toronto French School is pleased to announce
that the Honourable John Godfrey has accepted the position of Head of School
effective July 1, 2008.
    A nationally known academic, author and editor, John Godfrey is currently
Member of Parliament representing the Federal riding of Don Valley West in
Toronto. Dr. Godfrey is fluent in French and English. He is an articulate and
energetic leader with a significant reputation for education, children,
bilingualism and international perspectives. He embodies the values that TFS
strives to instill in our students.
    Dr. Godfrey has decided to return to his enduring passion for helping
young people achieve their goals and prepare to make a difference in their
world. As he explains, "I am delighted to be joining a unique Canadian
institution, the Toronto French School, known for its excellence in bilingual
education. The graduates truly are Canada's leaders of tomorrow both at home
and internationally. I look forward to working with these incredibly bright,
highly motivated young people, their teachers, and their families. I want to
share my passion with them for the liberal arts, the environment, social
justice, and international affairs. I want them to become active lifelong
participants in their community, their city, their country, and their world."
    Dr. Godfrey succeeds Head Jean Brugniau, who leaves at the end of the
2007-2008 school year after 13 years of unwavering commitment as Head of
Toronto French School.

    Toronto French School is a bilingual, co-educational and
non-denominational school for 1280 students from Pre-Kindergarten to
university entrance. TFS delivers a unique, enriched bilingual curriculum with
an international perspective and an emphasis on academic excellence and
personal development. Students prepare for the International Baccalaureate
Diploma. Collectively, TFS students represent more than 60 different cultural
and ethnic backgrounds and speak over 30 languages at home.

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For further information: or to arrange an interview with Marc
Létourneau, Head of the TFS Search Committee, please contact: Suzanne Tobin,
Director of Marketing & Communications, Toronto French School, (416) 484-6980,
ext. 4328,,

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