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An easy to understand educational podcast covering hot topics in governance, risk, latest regulatory changes and issues keeping directors and executives awake at night. A practical guide to assist in navigating the complex regulatory minefield, increased public scrutiny, erosion of trust, climate change, modern slavery, non-financial risks, systemic cultural problems and other challenges facing companies in Australia in 2020 and beyond. Are you a company director, secretary, board member, C- ...
 
The High Performing Educator Podcast is hosted by keynote speaker and student mentor, Sam Demma. By tuning in, you will hear the stories and ideas of the world's brightest and most ambitious educators. You can expect interviews with Principals, Teachers, Guidance Counsellors and National Student Association Directors. Each episode will remind you why you got into education, and provide you with cutting-edge ideas that you can implement with your students. Know an educator that should be feat ...
 
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Ryan Keliher, BA, BEd, MBA, is a high school educator who has spent the past eleven years teaching, coaching and motivating teenagers. He is a former valedictorian, university basketball captain, and Academic All-Canadian who is passionate about student leadership and personal development. Keliher resides in Prince Edward Island, Canada with his wi…
 
Mike Anderson is a high energy educator and the principal of the Elementary Remote School of the Upper Grand District School Board. Formed in August 2020, the Elementary Remote School is a K-8 “virtual” school with approximately 4200 students, 220 teachers, 30 RECEs, 4 administrators, and 2 office coordinators. Our students and staff come from all …
 
Melanie is a teacher, student council advisor, lifelong learner and the #1 Springsteen fan :). She has an infectiously positive aura and is constantly striving to provide her students with the support they need to reach their full potential. Want to join the High Performing Educator Network: www.highperformingeducator.com…
 
Since 2002, Joanna Severino and Prepskills have helped thousands of students gain admissions to the top boarding schools, private schools, colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Here is her story! Want to join the High Performing Educator Network: www.highperformingeducator.com
 
Deb Lawlor is the coordinator of student success at the Ottawa Catholic District School Board. Her interests include authentic learning experiences & inquiry. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast, photographer, traveller, optimist & cook. In this episode, we talk about her educational journey and her travelling sabbatical. Want to join the High Perfor…
 
Christa is passionate not only about teaching & guiding the next generation but also intently interested in anything related to sustainability and the environment. Her career path has been very rewarding so far and she always looks forward to the lifelong learning afforded by having a job in the education sector! Want to join the High Performing Ed…
 
Nicole Haire is a powerhouse educator. She worked in Canada for most of her career, but for the past five years in Qatar. She has hosted the Canadian Student Leadership Conference and is a nerd for self-development books and literature. Enjoy this interview. Want to join the High Performing Educator Network: www.highperformingeducator.com…
 
Prior to settling in Toronto, Julie, an Ottawa native, studied at The University of Ottawa and Queen’s University. In her ten years of teaching, Julie has taught everything (except math!) to a variety of age groups in a variety of locations including Kanata, Bradford West Yorkshire, and now at an independent school in midtown Toronto. A proud Huffl…
 
As educators, you put on many hats. In most of your roles, you're always looking out for the health and success of others. Sometimes this selfless desire to serve can lead to burnout and lack of focus on your own health and success. This is why it's so important to make sure you set intentions for your year and not only your students. Want to join …
 
Paola has over 10 years of work and volunteer experience in youth and adult faith formation in both the Catholic parish and Catholic school settings. She recently finished her Masters in Theology at the University of Toronto. Want to join the High Performing Educator Network: www.highperformingeducator.com…
 
Our holiday season episode features a fantastic podcaster of the award-winning Doctor Who podcast, Verity! It's Deb Stanish! Deb drops in to talk about her fandom, her unique perspective of 2020, the joys of doing a weekly podcast, and even a Verity! exclusive at the end of the episode. Then Deb brings her Pick of the Month, the HGTV powerhouse hom…
 
Dr. Seth Goldsweig is the vice principal at The Leo Baeck Day School in Toronto. He has been in formal education for 17 years. His PhD is in educational leadership and believes that education is a tool to help students find their voice and change the world. Want to join the High Performing Educator Network: www.highperformingeducator.com…
 
Matt Sanders is currently the Leader of Experiential Learning for the Lambton Kent District School Board. In his role, he creates engaging experiences for students to participate in, reflect upon and then apply insights in meaningful ways. Matt has been an elementary teacher for 10+ years, passionately searching for ways to incorporate technology a…
 
Dan is a Physical Education and Leadership teacher at Sir John A. Macdonald S.S. in Waterloo, Ontario. He is in his 11th year of teaching, minus the year he took off to work on the largest cruise ship in the world as a sports staff for Royal Caribbean International. Dan and his wife recently got married this fall in the middle of the pandemic. He i…
 
Abbey is the leadership teacher and Student Activities Director at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute (KCI) in Ontario, Canada. Her leadership program includes over 100 students who are involved in planning school fundraisers, assemblies, special events, and daily activities to make the school a more spirited and engaging place to be. Last yea…
 
In this episode of YS Up Governance and Boards Podcast, 3YS Owls Governance Consultants, Ainslie Cunningham and Deb Anderson interview Peter Turnbull AM. Peter is an experienced non-executive director and chair of listed public companies, and has extensive governance experience as a former president, fellow and life member of the Governance Institu…
 
A volunteer role with a YMCA summer camp at the age of 12 sparked Daniel’s passion for service and building community. At the age of 18, Daniel pioneered the first youth-led Community of Promise in Pittsburgh under Retired General Colin Powell’s National America’s Promise movement, landing him a seat on the national board of directors and recogniti…
 
Richard Vissers joined HTS in 1996 as the senior chemistry teacher. Since then, he has also served as the Grade 9 and 10 Coordinator, Guidance Counsellor, Director of HTS Camps, and Chair of the Miller Thomson Scholarship Committee. Whether coaching a team, guiding the Yearbook, or organizing the House and Leadership programs, Richard has worked in…
 
In this episode of YS Up Governance and Boards Podcast, 3YS Owls Governance Consultants, Ainslie Cunningham and Deb Anderson interview Nicholas Bernhardt. Nicholas is the CEO and Co-Founder of Informed 365, an Australian based tech company that specialises solely on better sustainability outcomes. They develop customised real-time digital platforms…
 
Dr. Darrin Peppard, a self-proclaimed recovering high school principal, is a school district superintendent, speaker, author, and consultant. Darrin’s expertise in school culture and climate, along with coaching and growing emerging leaders has made him a leading voice in school leadership on an international level. Living life on the “Road To Awes…
 
Adrian has been teaching for 13 years in the Toronto Catholic District School Board as an English Teacher, Department Head and Leadership Coordinator. Five years ago, he began a leadership development program at his school which emphasizes the importance of servant leadership for hundreds of students each year. Adrian and his wife also founded Hope…
 
In this episode of YS Up Governance and Boards Podcast, 3YS Owls Governance Consultants, Ainslie Cunningham and Deb Anderson interview Steve Renouf. Steve is a proud Gunggari and Gubbi Gubbi man and is a rugby league legend having played 212 games for the Broncos, 11 Queensland State of Origin games and 9 International Australian Rugby League tests…
 
Happy Doctor Who Month! Joining us this month is the voice of companion Sharon Davies in the Fourth Doctor Comic Strip Adaptations - Rhianne Starbuck! Rhianne discusses her time at Big Finish, how she's been keeping busy during lockdown, and her dream role.Then we roll the gurney down the hall to Rhianne's Pick of the Month, the long-running ABC me…
 
Dr. LouAnn Ross has always been inspired by those who work relentlessly to make the world a better place for youth, and she is committed to the belief that all youth deserve the best that we as adults have to offer. Throughout her career, she has led with an unyielding dedication and set of principles that have allowed her the opportunity to not on…
 
Brent McDonald is currently a Superintendent of Education with the Upper Grand District School Board. For the past 10 years his portfolios in this role have included; Safe, Equitable and Inclusive Schools, Information and Technology, Parent Engagement, Leadership Development and Succession Planning and working with his Family of Schools within the …
 
Hugues Bertrand is a Social Studies and Leadership teacher at Pierrefonds Community high school in Pierrefonds Quebec for 26 years now. Long time Quebec leadership advisor, CSLC 2010 chair and CSLA member. Hugues has always been a student life enthusiast helping students discover themselves and reaching their true potential. www.samdemma.com/high-p…
 
In this episode of YS Up Governance and Boards Podcast, 3YS Owls Governance Consultants, Ainslie Cunningham and Deb Anderson interview Shannon Gilleland. Shannon is the CEO of Form-i-Baby and founder of the Pronto Bottle: a self-sanitising baby bottle, making it faster and lighter for parents to travel with a bottle-fed baby. We explore with Shanno…
 
Brian Dunn has been a Chaplaincy Leader for the Halton Catholic District School Board for 16 years and currently serves at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Secondary School in Milton. As a proud graduate of St. Michael’s College (University of Toronto) Master of Catholic Leadership degree, he continues his passion and vision of Catholic Leadership withi…
 
John is an experienced Special Education Teacher and Student Success Teacher, at Corner Brook Regional High in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, with a demonstrated history of working with Student Leadership in Newfoundland and nationally with the Canadian Student Leadership Association. John is a graduate from Memorial University of Newfoundland with ba…
 
Lead by example, treat each other better than you expect to be treated, and live life to the fullest! These are mottos that she lives by. She has taught at Crescent Heights High School since 1999. Leadership, Social Studies and teaching English Language Learners are her passions. She is a teacher with a big heart and is heavily involved in Student …
 
In this episode of YS Up Governance and Boards Podcast, 3YS Owls Governance Consultants, Ainslie Cunningham and Deb Anderson interview the winner of Governance Top 100 2020, Fran Finucan. Fran is the company secretary for Collins Foods Limited (ASX:CKF). Fran is recognised by internal and external stakeholders as an approachable, valued business pa…
 
Lenora has been teaching for 29 years in the Fraser-Cascade School District in Hope, British Columbia. She began her career as an English and Social Studies teacher but after an inspiring professional development conference about student leadership, she changed her path. She and her husband began the student leadership program at Hope Secondary in …
 
Merle has been teaching with the Toronto Catholic District School Board for 16 years and in the dance studio for 25 years. She has taught kindergarten to grade 8. Merle is very active in the TCDSB elementary leadership program. She is always looking to bring new skills to the classroom by taking courses, such as Dr. Bradley Nelson’s Emotion Code an…
 
Chelle Travis is the executive director of SkillsUSA, a national organization of nearly 400,000 teachers and students within career and technical education. Travis was appointed in 2019 to lead a staff of 35 that manages a federation of 52 state and territorial associations. SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower members to become world-class workers, l…
 
In this episode of YS Up Governance and Boards Podcast, 3YS Owls Governance Consultants, Ainslie Cunningham and Deb Anderson interview Theo Vairaktaris. Theo is founder and sole owner of the Taris Property Group and the award winning Usher Group. The Usher Group started out as a humble small painting business on the Gold Coast. Almost two decades o…
 
Jeff has a natural way of connecting with people and moving them to action. He was a leader on his high school campus, active in Student Council, won a bronze medal at the Canadian National High School Debating Championships, and was voted by his peers to be Valedictorian of their graduating class. At the University of Western Ontario (now Western …
 
Marc England is a teacher and Leadership Advisor at Fleetwood Park Secondary School in Surrey, British Columbia. He is now in his 23rd year of teaching. For 20 years, he has been involved in Student Leadership as a Student Council Advisor and leadership educator. He is a strong believer of “people first” in schools, and that if we have strong schoo…
 
In this episode of YS Up Governance and Boards Podcast, 3YS Owls Governance Consultants, Ainslie Cunningham and Deb Anderson interview Dr. Attracta Lagan who is the Co-Principal at Managing Values Pty Ltd. We explore with Dr. Lagan the behavioural science of fraud and cultural audits, system 1 and system 2 thinking, the work of some Nobel Prize win…
 
Maddie Campbell is a life-long student leader and learner who found a way to turn her love of activities, organizing and community impact into a career. Born and raised in Waterloo Region, Maddie has been connected to her community from day one, particularly through sports and various charitable organizations. Choosing to stay close to her communit…
 
Happy Halloween and welcome to our October episode of Who & Company which has absolutely NO relevance to Halloween whatsoever! But what we do have is one of the wonderful and talented hosts of Who Back When! Leon joins the Company this month to talk about podcasting, Doctor Who, and making Star Trek films in college. Speaking of Star Trek, Leon the…
 
Erika Rath joined Sacred Heart in 2012 as an English teacher and later became the Director of Student Services! She organizes dozens of events each year to improve student life and support services. She also teaches a personal development course and works closely with her students to understand their challenges and co-create unique solutions. www.s…
 
Bob Kline is the Leadership teacher at Huron Heights Secondary School in Kitchener, Ontario. Currently, there are approximately 180 students in his school's official student leadership program, with over 100 more in connected programs like Husky Pack, our orientation & mentorship crew. His students, known as the Huskies, have been recognized three …
 
In this episode of YS Up Governance and Boards Podcast, 3YS Owls Governance Consultants, Ainslie Cunningham and Deb Anderson interview Maria Newman and AnnMarie Rodgers from Marsh and McLennan Group of Companies. We explore with Maria and AnnMarie current challenges in the insurance market, including 14 consecutive quarters of pricing increases in …
 
Angelo Minardi is a chaplain at Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School. He is a Husband, Father, Educator, Sports junkie and passionate about his faith and catholic education. Angelo is one of the most kind-hearted and purpose-driven educators you'll ever meet. His high energy is infectious, and his ideas are actionable.…
 
In this episode of YS Up Governance and Boards Podcast, 3YS Owls Governance Consultants, Ainslie Cunningham and Deb Anderson interview Fiona Robertson. Fiona is a culture and leadership expert and her first book, Rules of Belonging – change your organisational culture, delight your people and turbo-charge your results, was published in 2020. We exp…
 
Michelle is an Ontario Certified Teacher and holds a B.Sc. from McMaster in Biology, a B.Ed. from the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology and an M.A. in Leadership from Royal Roads University. As a high school teacher, she realized that many of the essential skills to thrive as a young adult were being squeezed out by hard curriculum, lea…
 
Melissa Wright is a passionate educator and speaker that is driven to help schools create a place where students belong and everyone feels like they matter. By sharing ideas that work in her school, she helps educators and students see they can improve their culture and climate. She is known for her passion and desire to see students succeed, and f…
 
Micheal is a DJ, Fisherman, Father, TCDSB Teacher, Student Leadership Facilitator, 7 Habits Trainer, and was the OECTA Teacher of the Year back in 2016. His energy is infectious, and his passion to help students become the best version of themselves is obvious. In this episode, we talk about the 7 habits of highly effective teens, and how they rela…
 
Joshua Sable is a veteran educator, speaker and memory maker. His personal teaching philosophy is to: "give students a reason to come to school tomorrow." The way he fulfills this philosophy is through the memory-making machine of student activities and school culture. In this episode, Josh shares actionable strategies to help you students make mem…
 
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