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I am the Principal at Parkland Village School in Parkland School Division. I love my job and view my responsibility as an educator as a great honor within this team of dedicated people.

I am passionate about adding value to people and having an impact in our world. There is nothing greater and more humbling than making a difference in others for the better. I love to see others learn, grow, and succeed. It is the purpose of my life. It is why I love leadership and pursue excellence in everything I do. I have been and continue to be inspired by other leaders and strive to do the same.

Every student has a purpose, is unique and wants to learn: this is the foundation of my educational philosophy. I believe our schools need to continually pursue innovation and creativity. Students deserve the opportunity to explore and grow in their strengths that reaches beyond the curriculum. Their future should be full of opportunity and possibility because of the skills they learn in school. Students have a voice that needs to be heard. They should collaborate in a world wide learning community; not confined to the four walls of their classroom. True learning is relevant and meaningful and schools must provide opportunity for students to contribute to our world in a meaningful way: today and in the future.

Learning is a lifelong process. I am passionate and intentional about growth in all areas of my life. I want to be the best husband, father, friend, leader, educator, speaker, and person I can be. I want to increase my capacity to manage relationships, responsibilities, time, business, health, finances, and every area of my life. To do so I embrace change. I have a daily habit of learning. I listen and learn from others in person, on Twitter, via podcasts, and conferences. I share my learning openly and believe collaboration is essential for growth and innovation. I am always looking to connect with others that can help me grow and that I can help grow.

I love my family with all of my heart and am committed to them for life. My beautiful wife is an incredible source of strength and support. Marrying her was the best decision I ever made. My three children are my greatest source of pride. It is my honour and privilege to teach them to dream big and change the world.

I am passionate about my church. I have seen so many lives changed through it. I am grateful for the opportunity to volunteer and lead with such an amazing group of people and look forward to seeing greater impact in the community.


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