Maria Vasanelli was appointed Interim Director of Education in August of 2018.
Maria has 28 years of experience in education. She has been a Teacher, Principal, Consultant and Superintendent of Education, in two school boards in the greater Toronto area and Thunder Bay. She was a Lecturer at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology for seven years where she taught Religious Education. Maria has been Director of Strategic Initiatives & Professional Learning at Lakehead University Faculty of Education for the last six years.
Maria holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Bachelor of Education, Masters in Religious Education, Masters in Business Administration, Supervisory Officer qualifications and is a Ph.D. student researching in the area of educational leadership and policy. She has certificates in Canadian Aboriginal Relations, Education Law, and Negotiations and Dispute Resolution.
B.Ed, M.R.Ed, MBA, Aboriginal Canadian Relations Certificate, SOQP, Education Law K-12 Certificate
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