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Glashan Public School Principal, Jim Tayler Recognized as Canada’s Outstanding Principals 2019

January 29, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) — Glashan Public School Principal, Jim Tayler is one of just 30 individuals from across Canada to earn the Learning Partnership – Canada’s Outstanding Principals 2019 award. This prestigious honour is bestowed upon principals who demonstrate innovation, leadership and creativity. The 30 principals were nominated by parents, colleagues and community members, and chosen by a national selection committee to receive this tribute.

Principal, Tayler has worked with staff to strengthen Glashan Public School’s reputation as an innovative school steeped in 21st century learning and contemporary educational methods. For the past four years, Mr. Tayler has been a leader in New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, an international educational initiative that is transforming teaching and learning around the world.

He has organized three international trips for grade eight students (China 2016, Sweden 2017, and China 2018) with a fourth being planned for Vietnam in March 2019. As a result of his many successful projects and initiatives, Glashan Public School was featured in an episode of a Brazilian television documentary series showcasing innovative schools.

Principal, Tayler said, "It's an incredible honour to be recognized as one of Canada's Outstanding Principals 2019. For me, it is a personal and professional highlight for which I am very grateful but could not have been achieved without the remarkable support of the entire Glashan school community."

The recipients of this award benefit from an executive leadership training program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The program will introduce them to management practices presented by business, government and education leaders as well as Rotman faculty. Principals also participate in The World of Work: 2020 and Beyond, a professional learning day, where they have the opportunity to learn about today’s workforce from leaders in business, health and education.

Mr. Tayler will join the esteemed ranks of the National Academy of Canada’s Outstanding Principals, which now recognizes more than 500 members. The National Academy offers principals ongoing networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities to enhance their leadership skills.

Principal, Tayler is recognized as a leader at both the school and district level. Since beginning his educational career in 1980, he has worked as a teacher, vice-principal, and principal in a variety of settings and schools. His wife and daughter are both educators and his son is a two time member of the Canadian Olympic team in the sport of whitewater kayaking.

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For more information please contact: OCDSB Communication Officer, Sharlene Hunter at 613-596-8264 or Principal, Jim Tayler at 613-239-2264 or james.tayler@ocdsb.ca  

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