What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
It is exciting to collaborate with our CISAA member schools and the larger CIS Ontario community. Prior to joining the team at CIS Ontario in September 2020, I was engaged with the association as member school athletic director since the inception of CISAA, in 1994. After all these years, it feels particularly rewarding to have an impact on the association’s growth and transformation for the future. — The future of school sport in our member schools is very bright.
An exciting new strategic priority for CISAA is the development of a comprehensive professional learning plan for all coaches and athletic directors. The process includes collaboration with a passionate and experienced team of athletic directors to align best practices and principles with provincial and national sport organisations to ensure a top-notch school sport experience for every athlete in our member schools. I am honoured to work with athletics professionals who are united by common goals and sport philosophy. At CISAA, our student athletes are our top priority. Sports are a powerful extension of the classroom where our athletes can learn, grow and excel; as individuals, as part of team and through the comradery of inter-school competition.
I sincerely appreciate this unique opportunity to provide leadership and direction for CISAA, the only independent school sport association in OFSSA.
How did you arrive at CIS Ontario?
Athletics has been a huge part of my life for the past 32 years, and my work as the athletic director at Trinity College School over that span of time involved considerable time working within the CISAA. The CISAA Director position combines my past work with some new elements that I find very intriguing and motivating.
What's the one thing you want people to know CIS Ontario can do for them?
CIS Ontario and the CISAA offer a unique school sport experience to students from grades 4 to 12. The association boasts 24 sports, 159 leagues, and over 1400 teams in a very active athletic program. The CISAA offers a diverse array of athletic opportunities for all students and endeavours to provide the opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the athletic experience of their choosing. The vast majority of young people experience sport through their school programs. The CISAA takes this responsibility to heart and is always looking to provide an excellent school sport experience.