DE LA SALLE COLLEGE "OAKLANDS"
Danny Viotto has spent two decades in education – having spent six years as a classroom teacher and 14 years in administration. As the Principal at De La Salle College “Oaklands”, he understands the importance of creating a foundation in the primary and junior years to ensure the success in the students’ senior years. “I understand how every single day is important for every student,” Viotto says, “and how great of an impact we have as educators.” Viotto believes in engaging and communicating with staff, students and parents as it helps him understand and relate to the intricacies of various roles in achieving student success. “In my role as servant leader I listen intently and empathetically, heal myself and my relationships with others, build a positive community of caring, equity and inclusion, and most importantly, inspire those around me in order to create the most innovative and nurturing, learning environment for the students entrusted to us. “A significant experience for him as an educator was when he would take on a leadership role for the annual Pennies from Heaven Campaign at his previous Catholic Secondary School. “Delivering packages to the homes and presenting cheques to the families was always an overwhelming experience for both staff and students.”