Maria Vasanelli

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.

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B.Ed, M.R.Ed, MBA, Aboriginal Canadian Relations Certificate, SOQP, Education Law K-12 Certificate

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Start With Why by Simon Sinek

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