Principal principals

Two Central Okanagan principals are being recognized for their stellar performances.

The Learning Partnership announced 40 exceptional educators across Canada on Tuesday. Principals were nominated by parents, colleagues, community members and chosen by a national selection committee.

Winners are being praised for demonstrating innovation, leadership and for employing creativity within their schools.

“We are delighted to be celebrating these exceptional principals for their contributions to their schools and communities,” said Rod Thompson, director of Executive Leadership Programs at The Learning Partnership.

Alida Privett, principal of Mar Jok Elementary School in West Kelowna, is being recognized for being an early adopter of technology.

Through her leadership, students create e-portfolios that give them personalized, targeted support and three-way parent, teacher and student conversations.

Mar Jok Elementary School also uses an inquiry-based Learning In-Depth program for students.

Jacqueline Taylor at Vernon's Ellison Elementary School was also honoured.

“Their dedication to building and leading teams of great teachers plays a vital role in positively impacting student achievement and success and we are elated to recognize these dynamic leaders in the Canadian public education system," said Thompson.

The principals will be awarded for their accomplishments on Feb. 28 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto and will join the ranks of the National Academy of Canada’s Outstanding Principals.

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