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Two of Canada's outstanding principals from Central Okanagan

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January 30, 2014 - 11:49 AM

KELOWNA - Two Principals from the Central Okanagan School District will be recognized by The Learning Partnership as Canada's Outstanding Principals this February.

The Learning Partnership is a national charitable organization that recognizes individuals each year, working in the public school system who have made exemplary commitments to students.

Jamie Robinson is Principal of Glenrosa Middle School. He has 21 years experience in education. Robinson graduated from a Calgary university and began his career in the Central Okanagan district. Rutland Secondary School, Mount Boucherie Secondary, Constable Neil Bruce Middle School and Okanagan Mission Secondary was where he flexed his skills as teacher and administrator. He is currently the principal of Glenrosa Elementary School.

John McMahon has 27 years in education, with administrative and teaching positions in Vancouver, West Vancouver. He arrived for a vice principal position with the Central Okanagan School District in 2002, at Springvalley Middle School. Since then, he has been vice-principal at Okanagan Mission Secondary, and principal of Helen Gorman Elementary, Glenmore Elementary and is currently the principal of George Pringle Elementary School.

“We are incredibly proud of these two accomplished Principals," Superintendent of Schools, Hugh Gloster said. "To be selected amongst only 40 school leaders being recognized throughout the Nation is a great tribute to their leadership.”

The Canada’s Outstanding Principals program is in its ninth year and this year’s 40 winners will join the assembly of more than 300 previous recipients of this prestigious honour.

The award is an initiative of The Learning Partnership, a national charitable organization that has championed public education in Canada since 1993. It is presented to Principals who have made a measurable difference in the lives of their students and their local communities.

More Central Okanagan School District Principals have received this award than any other District in Canada.

The winners will be inducted into the National Academy of Principals at a gala dinner in Toronto and attend a five-day Executive Leadership Training Program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in February.

John McMahon
John McMahon
Image Credit: The Learning Partnership

Jamie Robinson
Jamie Robinson
Image Credit: The Learning Partnership

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