Joy Brown passionate about education, music
“There’s not a day that’s the same, and you just walk in through the door in the morning with the attitude, ‘OK, what are we going to learn today.’ They’re a fantastic group of children, and I don’t say that because I’m the principal of the school. I say that because that’s the way it is.”
Brown is a self-described positive thinker, and is also well known for her love of music. She is an accomplished choral director, and also plays piano.
Principals are nominated by their peers, school staff and community members in every province and territory. Nominations are reviewed and final winners selected on a representation-by-population basis by a national selection committee made up of a distinguished group of Canadian education, community and private sector leaders.
Candidates are chosen using the following criteria: characteristics of outstanding principals; evidence of partnerships with parents and community; a personal story illustrating successful change and innovation that resulted in improved student achievement; and letters of support.
“Behind every great school is a great principal who is not only an outstanding educator but an excellent manager and leader,” said Akela Peoples, president and CEO of The Learning Partnership.
“These school CEOs communicate compelling visions, engage their communities, mentor their staff and, most importantly, create safe and nurturing learning environments for students. We are thrilled to be recognizing these individuals as examples of excellence in public education.” Weblink: www.thelearningpartnership.ca.
With files from The Telegram