As the Vice Principal of Havergal Collage, Lois Rowe is responsible for the academic program, including connecting the curricular and co-curricular programs to the mission of the school: ‘Preparing Young Women to Make a Difference’. One of her most significant experiences to date has been when she was the Head of the Middle School at Havergal, and participated in a day that was facilitated with the Grade 8 teachers and students to “explore various aspects of the concept of tolerance in smaller groups." "It was an incredible day. One student organized guest speakers and a roundtable discussion on issues related to the LGBTQ community. Another student invited an athlete who competed in the Special Olympics to come to the school and lead a class in rhythmic gymnastics,” she says. Rowe is proud of her work in supporting and celebrating student achievements, whether helping a student get over an academic hurdle or navigating a difficult personal situation. She is known as someone who always does her best to participate in all aspects of school life. “Our students are at the centre of all we do at Havergal. Being present with our students is what brought me to the profession and continues to
be my greatest joy."