Principal named for Summerland school
Unisus Schools in Summerland has announced the appointment of Tosca Killoran as senior school principal.
The schools combine a prekindergarten to Grade 7 junior school and a Grade 8-12 senior school on the same campus.
Noted for her innovator approach to education, Killoran will assume her duties full time in July. Meanwhile, she is completing a doctorate in education from East Carolina University while starting to pick up the reins of leadership at Unisus.
“It was a joy to find Unisus — a new global-minded school that is a pioneer in innovative education. And I am pleased to be returning to my home country,” said Killoran.
She believes that schools have the power to develop creative and critical thinking skills, global citizenship and to create the next generation of social entrepreneurs.
“I believe our students can exponentially make an impact on environmental, humanitarian and societal issues,” she said.
Over the past two decades, Killoran has been teaching at International Baccalaureate schools in Europe and Asia, most recently in Shenzhen, China.
A student-centred, inquiry-based educational model, Unisus became a candidate school for the IB primary years program and is pursuing authorization to become an IB world school.
An Amazon bestselling author, Killoran’s 11 children’s books focus on character education, service learning and the IB learner profile. In 2012, Killoran co-founded ED-ucation Publishing and in 2011 through 2014 established [email protected] Last year, she founded [email protected]shan and the previous year developed, programmed and facilitated learning exchanges among international schools.
Killoran acts as an EDTech consultant to international schools and is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at conferences and professional development sessions.
Unisus’s mission is to foster confident, creative, global-minded thinkers in an environment of collaboration and goodness.
Unisus opened its doors in September 2018 to junior kindergarten through Grade 6 pupils. On completion this spring of a 100-bed dormitory, the school will also welcome weekly boarding students through Grade 10 from across the province, country and world for the 2019-2020 academic year.