ST. MICHAEL'S COL­LEGE SCHOOL

The Kids Post - - Registry of Educators - FRANK TRENTADUE DI­REC­TOR OF STU­DENT AF­FAIRS

Frank Trentadue has been teach­ing for 29 years, and this Septem­ber he will be the new Di­rec­tor of Stu­dent Af­fairs at St. Michael’s Col­lege School. Trentadue was in­spired to go into teach­ing by many great teach­ers he had in high school. “I also wanted to coach sports, and ed­u­ca­tion af­forded me the op­por­tu­nity to ed­u­cate in the class­room and on the field,” he says. As var­sity foot­ball head coach at St. Michael’s, Trentadue strives to also “teach the val­ues of in­dus­tri­ous­ness, team­work, lead­er­ship, con­fi­dence, en­thu­si­asm, loy­alty, mo­ti­va­tion, goal set­ting, per­sonal re­spon­si­bil­ity and many more qual­i­ties that make up not only the suc­cess­ful player, but also more im­por­tantly a suc­cess­ful per­son.” In his pre­vi­ous role at the school, he re­calls a stu­dent strug­gling with the tran­si­tion into high school in Grades 9 and 10. It was quite mean­ing­ful for Trentadue to see that stu­dent ex­pe­ri­ence a break­through and be­come mo­ti­vated to suc­ceed enough to gain en­trance into univer­sity and be­come a suc­cess­ful doc­tor. Trentadue be­lieves in stu­dent-cen­tred learn­ing. “We should al­low each stu­dent to re­al­ize his po­ten­tial and his in­di­vid­u­al­ity to make re­quired de­ci­sions about the di­rec­tion of his life,” he says.

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