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Lou Paonessa

Personal 
Information
 

As an educator of 30 years, who has always dedicated himself to continuous learning, improvement and academic excellence both for myself and for the students and community that I serve.  It has always been my goal to ensure that I am able to provide students and staff with a high calibre learning experience that will inspire them to be critical thinkers capable of successfully achieving whatever career and life goals they would like to achieve.

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Work​
Experience​

TEACHING/LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

 

DAY SCHOOL

 

2018 - 2019            Student Achievement Officer

                                 Ontario Ministry of Education

2017 -                      Principal, Secondary Continuing Education

                                 York Catholic District School Board

2016 -                      Principal of Student Success

                                 York Catholic District School Board

 

2013 – 2016            Principal, Head of School, Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy,

                                  IB World School, York Catholic District School Board

 

2009 - 2013             Vice Principal, Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy,

                                  IB World School, York Catholic District School Board

 

2005 - 2009             Vice Principal, Regional Arts Vice Principal, St. Elizabeth C.H.S.,

                                  York Catholic District School Board

 

2006 – 2008            Instructor/Course Author, York Drama AQ – Parts 1, 2 and Specialist,

                                  Faculty of Education, York University

 

2004 - 2005             Department Head, English, St. Robert Catholic High School

 

2001 - 2004             Gifted/Enrichment Coordinator, Brebeuf College School, Grades 9 – OAC

 

1989 - 2004             Teacher, T.C.D.S.B., Brebeuf College School

 

2003 - 2005             Online Instructor and Lead Teacher, eWriter’s Craft, Continuing Education

 

SUMMER

2014 -                      Supervising Principal, all school sites, Con Ed Department, Y.C.D.S.B.

2006 - 2013            Principal, various sites, Continuing Education Department, Y.C.D.S.B.

 

2005                        Vice Principal, Adult and Continuing Education Department

 

2004                        Instructor, T.C.D.S.B., Summer Institute: eClass as a Teaching Resource

 

2004                        Instructor, T.C.D.S.B., Summer Institute: Directing, Blocking and Staging

 

2003                        Author, TCDSB eClass, Writer’s Craft, Grade 12

 

2001 & 2003          Marker, EQAO, Grade 9, Mathematics

 

1993 & 1994          Head Teacher, English,  Oxford England Summer Program, Blyth & Company

 

VOLUNTEER

 

2010 - present         Fundraising committee member,

                                   Brooke Brunetta Starlight Children’s Foundation Tournament

 

2010 - present         Volunteer Instructor, Northern Karate Schools

 

WORKSHOP LEADER/INSTRUCTOR

 

2018 -                        Principals' Qualifications Course - Part 1 - Online

                                   Catholic Principals' Council of Ontario

2018 -                        IB Authorization Site Visitor

  • The Ogden International School of Chicago (PYP, MYP, DP)

  • St. Mary Catholic Academy, Toronto

2017 -                        Workshop Leader - International Baccalaureate

  • Approaches to Teaching and Learning

  • Leading with a Clear Vision and Strategy

  • Cultivating Learning Focused IB World Schools

  • Leading through and Understanding of Culture and Context

  • Understanding Leadership

  • Administrator I

January 2017            Violent Threat Risk Assessment Training, Level I

                                  York Catholic District School Board, Co-presenter

 

Summer 2016          Technology Enable Learning and Leading Institute, 2016,

                                   Conference Presenter

                                  Facilitated by adfo, CPCO, OPC, supported by the Technology Learning Fund.                                         Topic:Using Technology to Build a Culture of Collaborative Inquiry

 

June 2016                 Writer, Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario,

                                   Task: to build e-learning modules relating to TELL Project initiative

 

June 2016                 IBEN (International Baccalaureate Educator’s Network) Workshop Leader

                                   and Site Visitor Workshop Leader - Role: to lead IB workshops on a variety of                                        topics related to IB and leadership.  Site Visitor - Role: visit schools to collect                                        information regarding the viability of the school for IB

 

April 2016                 Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario, Webinar Series, Presenter

                                   Facilitated by CPCO Topic:  Culturally Responsive Pedagogy:  Fostering Equity                                        and Inclusion in our Catholic School Communities

 

May 2016                  TELL Mentor, Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario

                                    Role: to provide support to PQP instructors and their students with regards to                                     technology enable learning

 

May 2016                  Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario, Webinar Series, Presenter

                                   Facilitated by CPCO  Topic:  Service Learning: Improving Social Responsibility                                        and Citizenship skills

 

Feb. 2016                  Vice Principal Inservice, Presenter

                                  Facilitated by Leadership Development, YCDSB

                                   Topic: The Tech Enabled Administrator (via Google Hang Out)

 

Feb. 2016                  Technology Enable Learning and Leading, 2016 Webinar,

                                  Facilitated by adfo, CPCO, OPC, supported by the Technology Learning Fund.                                         Topic: Using Technology to Develop 21st Century Competencies

 

Jan. 2016                   Technology Enable Learning and Leading, 2016 Webinar,

                                  Facilitated by adfo, CPCO, OPC, supported by the Technology Learning Fund.                                         Topic: Strategies to Promote Collaborative Inquiry

 

Feb. 2016                  Technology Enable Learning and Leading, 2016 Webinar,

                                  Facilitated by adfo, CPCO, OPC, supported by the Technology Learning Fund.                                         Topic: Using Technology to Develop 21st Century Competencies

 

Summer 2016          Technology Enable Learning and Leading Institute, 2016, Conference Presenter

                                  Facilitated by adfo, CPCO, OPC, supported by the Technology Learning Fund.                                         Topic: How to Shift School Culture through the 21st Century Fluencies,                                                 https://sites.google.com/a/ycdsbk12.ca/cpco-21st-century-fluencies/

Education

Major Degrees and Qualifications

 

2019 Supervisor Officer Qualifications Program, Module D, Ontario Principals' Council (pending)

2018 Supervisor Officer Qualifications Program, Module C, Ontario Principals' Council

2017  Supervisor Officer Qualifications Program, Module B, Ontario Principals’ Council

 

2016  Supervisor Officer Qualifications Program, Module A, Ontario Principals’ Council

 

2013  Specialist: Religious Education, (Online), Queens University

 

2012  Religious Education, Part II, (Online), Queens University

 

2008  Master in Distance Education (Online), Athabasca University

 

2003  Faculty of Education, York University

  • Course: Principal’s Qualifications Program, Part 2

 

2002  Faculty of Education, York University

  • Course: Principal’s Qualifications Program, Part 1

 

2002  OISIE, University of Toronto

  • Course : Combined Honours Specialist in English and Contemporary Studies

 

2001 - 2002  University of Nippissing, Faculty of Education

  • Qualification : Special Education, Gifted elective

 

1990  Metropolitan Separate School Board

  • Religious Education Part One

 

1989  Faculty of Education, University of Toronto

  • Qualification  : Junior Basic

 

1988 - 1989  University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

  • Degree : Bachelor of Education - Intermediate/Senior

  • Subjects : English and Society : Challenge and Change

 

1984 - 1988  York University, North York, Ontario

  • Degree : (Honours) B.A. English/Psychology

Contacts

References

Diane Murgaski

Superintendent of Assessment and Curriculum

Phone: 416-627-1142

diane.murgaski@ycdsb.ca

Marianne Fedrigoni

Superintendent of Student Services

York Catholic District School Board

Phone: 905-713-1211, ext. 11630

marianne.fedrigoni@ycdsb.ca

Jennifer Sarna

Superintendent of Education / Secondary Safe Schools

York Catholic District School Board

Phone: 416-627-1142

jennifer.sarna@ycdsb.ca

Eugene Pivato

Superintendent of Education

York Catholic District School Board

Phone: 647-821-2090

eugene.pivato@ycdsb.ca

Cairine MacDonald

Superintendent of Education - Mississauga South

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Phone: 905-630-3776

cairine.macdonald@dpcdsb.org

Cam Fraser

Program Lead, PQP

Principal's Qualification Programs,

Ontario Principals' Council

pqplead@principals.on.ca

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