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Monday, May 13 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Leadership Lessons from Finland and Alberta

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In 2010, the initial partnership between high schools, their teachers, students and administrators in Finland and Alberta began. The original question of “What makes a great school for all?” continues today in the minds, hearts and cultures of participants – even for those of us whom have changed schools or entered into the partnership in the second phase. And pushing the TS Eliot quote above even further, this remains a question of ‘…how far [two or more] can go”.  Since 2016, a new cohort of Finnish and Alberta high schools have extended this partnership.  Come and hear from both Finnish and Canadian principal colleagues about the richness of an international partnership and its effects on our leadership and our schools.

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Dr. Matt Christison

Principal Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Board of Education
Dr. Matt Christison has been in the Calgary Board of Education for 55 years - as a student, a teacher and administrator. Collaboration and partnerships are essential components of his work and learning,
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Jana Macdonald

Principal, Bowness High School, Calgary Board of Education
Jana Macdonald has worked with the Calgary Board of Education for 22 years and is currently the Principal of Bowness High School. She is passionate about staff collaboration, building community, learning from others' perspectives and student voice/advocacy/empowerment. She loves... Read More →

Monday May 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT