ST. MICHAEL'S COLLEGE SCHOOL
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.