Benjamin Jewiss

Benjamin Jewiss is the Principal of Our Lady of Fatima School in Longlac. Mr. Jewiss is thrilled to be joining the team at Our Lady of Fatima School — believing wholeheartedly in collaboration and the ability of all students to achieve personal greatness — and is looking forward to serving its staff, students, communities, and parish.

Favourite Quote

"We choose to go to the Moon! ... We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win ..." ~ J. F. Kennedy


"Ecce ego, mitte me..." ~ Isaiah 6:8

Education/Training:


  • Honours Bachelor of Arts, Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Bachelor of Education, Nipissing University

  • OCT Specialist in Environmental Science and Religious Education

  • Additional Qualifications in Writing, Primary Education, Special Education, Primary/Junior Mathematics, Principal's Qualification Program (pending, summer 2017)

  • Space Academy for Educators, Advanced Space Academy for Educators and International Space Academy for Educations; Canadian Teacher of the Year, 2016; awarded “Right Stuff Award” for integrity and excellence in STEM education; U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville AL

Favourite Sports/Activities:
Model rocketry, ice and rock climbing, canoeing, and hiking.

Favourite Book/s:
Awakening Your STEM School by Dr. Aaron L. Smith
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
A Smile as Big as the Moon: A Special Education Teacher, His Class, and Their Inspiring Journey Through U.S. Space Camp by Mike Kersjes

Connect with Us

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School's Facebook Page
Catholic Education Centre's YouTube Channel