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Meet the Board

CAIS Board of Directors

CAIS' identity is reflected through strong governance. The Board is a national and capable group committed to best practice in governance policies and procedures. It is committed to a thorough, consultative and transparent decision-making process while serving the best interests of member schools.

The mission and work of the not-for-profit organization is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. The term of office of elected Directors is three years, with the understanding that Directors will ordinarily serve two terms (i.e. six years). A majority of the directors are people who are independent of CAIS schools, that is not Heads of Schools, Chairs of Boards, directors, officers or employees of CAIS schools.

In addition to the two councils, Standards and Evaluation, there are three standing committees: Finance and Audit, Governance, and Executive Director Performance Review. From time to time, task forces may be formed to deal with specific projects or issues. All councils, committees and task forces report to the full Board.

Jim Nelles, Chair

Jim’s professional background has been in media with a particular focus on managerial and operational requirements for television, radio and cable network operations. He has had a career that began 40 years ago and has included senior management positions with Selkirk Communications, Rogers Media Inc. and Quebecor Media. Over the course of his career he has also been a board member and chaired numerous broadcast industry associations and committees. Jim currently manages a consultancy that works closely with television, radio and cable network operators as well as program content distributors.

Jim is a Past Chair of the Conference of Independent Schools and was a member of the board of the Canadian Educational Standards Institute. He has served as Chair of The Country Day School, in King City, ON and was a member of its Board and has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Rothesay Netherwood School in Rothesay NB.

Jim is currently Chair of the Kensington Health Centre (KHC) which is a 350-bed long term care facility in Toronto that includes hospice, community care, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology divisions. It is also home to the Ontario division of the Eye Bank of Canada.

Jim holds a BA from Bishop’s University and an M.Sc. from Boston University and has completed the NFP Governance Essentials Program jointly facilitated by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Jim and his wife Louise live in Aurora, ON and all three children were lifers at The Country Day School in King City.

Lynn Bosetti

Dr. Lynn Bosetti is an internationally recognized researcher and thought leader in leadership in higher education. In her research and practice she is committed to deepening the scope and capacity of universities to make education viable and accessible for wider communities, including Indigenous peoples and marginalized groups. She has been a Visiting Fellow at University of Cambridge, University of Glasgow, and The Centre for the Study of Higher Education at Melbourne University. She has held a variety of senior leadership positions including Dean of Education at La Trobe University in Australia, Dean of Education at University of British Columbia in Canada and Vice Dean of Education at University of Calgary. She was a founding member of the Calgary Girls’ School, and served on the board of Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School in Alberta. She was also a member of the Alberta Private Colleges Accreditation board. Her research focuses on school choice and middle-class anxiety, university leadership in the new economy, and faculty incivility and the emotional labor of leaders in higher education in Canada and Australia.

She is currently professor of education and leadership studies at University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus.

Jefferson Burnett

Jefferson Burnett currently serves as a strategic advisor to independent school heads and board chairs. He was formerly a vice president at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) for over 30 years during which time he led its global education, government relations, environmental and financial sustainability, advocacy, and accreditation work. Jefferson also served as a governance and leadership resource for NAIS, was the liaison to the NAIS Board Governance Committee and served on the boards of the Independent School Association Network (ISAnet) and the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA). Before joining NAIS, Jefferson was Vice President for Independent Schools at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) where he directed services for CASE’s independent schools, two-year institutions, and international members. He has also been an adjunct instructor in anthropology at Georgetown University, a history teacher at the Robert Louis Stevenson School (California), and an English teacher at St. George's School (Rhode Island).

Jefferson serves on ICAISA as Councilor-at-Large and on the Professional Development Collaborative of the Washington International School (Washington, DC) Advisory Council. He recently completed two terms as a trustee at the Washington International School (Washington, DC), where he served as vice chair, co-chaired the Governance Committee, and was a member of the Executive Committee and Strategic Initiatives Task Force. He is a past Board member of the Edmund Burke School (Washington, DC) and the Advisory Board of the Klingenstein Center at Teacher’s College, Columbia University (New York).

Jefferson has an A.B. in anthropology from Columbia University, Columbia College (New York) and an M.Phil. in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge, King’s College. He is a graduate of St. Michael’s Country Day School and St. George’s School, both in Newport, Rhode Island as well as the Sherborne School in Dorset, England. Jefferson is an avid alpine hiker, zen gardener, and cooking enthusiast.

Steven Erdelyi

Steven Erdelyi is the Head of School of Solomon Schechter Academy (SSA), where he has worked since 2013. Solomon Schechter Academy is the largest Jewish elementary school in Quebec with nearly 500 students from PreSchool to Grade 6 and over 100 staff members.

Before joining SSA, Steven served as Principal of Hampstead School and Vice-Principal of Westmount High School. Previously, he was the head of the Science Department at Marymount Academy where he taught math and science. He has also taught English as a Second Language in Japan.

In addition to his role as Head of School, Steven just completed his term as the president of the Association of Professional Educational Leaders (APEL) which consists of all the principals and heads of school of the various Jewish Day Schools in the Province of Quebec. Steven was recently appointed as a member of the provincial Advisory Board on English Education (ABEE). The ABEE’s purpose is to advise the Minister of Education on all matters affecting the educational services offered in English in Quebec.

Steven is also a city councillor for the City of Cote Saint-Luc, a suburb of Montreal, having first been elected in 2005 and re-elected three times since. His initiatives include spearheading organic waste collection, banning smoking in parks and being the first city in Canada to require masks in public spaces during the start of the Covid pandemic.

He is a graduate of McGill University with a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Queen’s University with a B.Ed. Steven also completed a post-graduate degree in Educational Leadership at McGill University.

Carol Grant-Watt, B.Ed., M.A.

Carol Grant-Watt is passionate about all things education and is the Head of school at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School in Okotoks, Alberta.  She is excited to be working in a rural setting again with a dynamic staff, amazing team of leaders and caring community and loving her work in the K-12 environment. She is pleased to be working within the International Baccalaureate Programme as well as with the Outdoor Education program which is a passion for her as she loves hiking and kayaking. (Especially with her two faithful canine companions.)

She recently jointed the CAIS Board and is enjoying learning from this talented group of people and she is committed to the work of CAIS in supporting the great network of schools in our Association.

Carol completed her undergraduate degree in secondary education at the University of Calgary and has spent thirty six years teaching social studies, working as a guidance counsellor and taking on a variety of roles in educational leadership and administration in a number of schools.

She completed her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University with a focus on crisis management.  Her work at Western Canada High School in Calgary prepared her for her foray into the independent school world. This two thousand student school is a centre of academic excellence and she thoroughly enjoyed her work as Principal leading an IB, University Preparatory public school with exceptional fine arts and athletic programs. Following this she moved into the independent school world taking on the Head of School role at West Island College in Calgary bringing in a focus on innovation, standards of excellence and co-developing the Institute program.

Carol has worked with Alberta Education in a variety of capacities over the years, most recently with the Leadership Standards Committee and Instructor Corp. Passionate about developing the capacity of school leaders, this work has been engaging and rewarding.

Eric Jabal

Dr. Eric Jabal is the Head of West Island College (WIC) in Montreal, Quebec.

Starting his career in France in 1994, Eric served at three international schools in Hong Kong, including eight years as Secondary Head and Principal of The ISF Academy, a bilingual Chinese-English IB World School, until 2018. Before joining WIC in June 2020, Eric was a School Support and Evaluation Officer for the Council of International Schools. Based in Hong Kong, he supported more than 50 international schools in East and Southeast Asia, providing international accreditation education services, international leadership expertise, training, and advice. Eric was also a Visiting Assistant Professor at Teacher College, National Taiwan Normal University, teaching on their International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate team.

Getting better never stops. Eric strives for excellence by turning intent into impact through capacity-building and nurturing compassionate cultures. He believes deeply in cultivating mission-driven programming focused on creating the conditions for young people to develop a strong sense of identity and belonging as they are empowered to make sense of the world in which we live.

Born and raised in Montreal, attending public and independent schools, Eric received his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from OISE-University of Toronto. He earned a Master’s in Education from Nottingham University (UK), a Diplôme d'Études Approfondies from Stendhal-Grenoble III (France), and an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University (Canada).

James Lee

James is a 2004 CAIS Leadership Institute graduate and holds three degrees from: University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (Bachelor of Education), University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management (Bachelor of Commerce), Queens University, Graduate School of Education (Master of Education).

His educational career commenced in late spring of 1997 where he taught high school Mathematics at Phillip Pocock Catholic Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. He then moved on and worked at 3 other CAIS Independent Schools – Royal St. George’s College (Toronto, ON), The Rosedale Day School (Toronto, ON) and Collingwood School (West Vancouver, BC). He was Head of School at The Rosedale Day School for nine wonderful years where he transformed the school in the following areas: An enrolment growth of 80% from 2012-2020, execution of the school’s first successful Capital Campaign that resulted in the construction of a new Middle School and Design Innovation Lab, and implementation of a school-wide pedagogical shift from a traditional educational environment to a model integrating inquiry, PBL and The Design Thinking approach to problem solving. Strengthening the school’s financial position and foundation by increasing its reserves from $57K in 2012 to over $2.5 Million in 2020.

After 28 years in education, his journey led him back to Ontario in August 2022, where he accepted the position as Head of School, at The Bayview Glen School in Toronto. A CAIS, co-educational institution from Age 2 to Grade 12, comprised of 1100 students and two campuses. He feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to both lead and serve the Bayview Glen School community. From 2001-2012, he presented annually on behalf of The Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario at the OISE Faculty of Education, University of Toronto Employment Conference and was also the Chair of the CAIS National Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee in 2019. He truly believes that educational excellence in our world today, is a function of learning optimization, within a culture that respects DEI so that each individual is valued and understood. Outside of education, he enjoys spending time with his family, wife Jennifer and two sons Alex and Aiden who are all avid skiers. He loves the Art of Cooking and will always be a dedicated Toronto sports fan, particularly the Blue Jays and the Leafs.

Dr. Saida Rasul

Dr. Saida Rasul is a volunteer at Aga Khan University (AKU) where she has applied her professional expertise to build capacity, set up dental clinics and develop preventive dental programmes as part of the University Hospital system operating in East Africa, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Distance learning supported by faculty at Canadian and American universities complements the programmes. Working with a team of volunteers, she has helped AKU set up an associate of science in dental hygiene programme to train dental health workers from the same regions on promoting oral health and disease prevention in communities. She has been a dentist for 44 years and was in private practice in the Kerrisdale area of Vancouver, BC for 26 years she worked as a clinical instructor at UBC.

In Canada, as Chair of the Board of Simon Fraser University, Dr. Rasul was very active in the planning of the Burnaby UniverCity, Surrey campus and Woodward’s site developments, and securing funding for the Centre for Performing Arts and for the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Cultures and Societies, among other initiatives.

Dr. Rasul served as Chair and Member of Advisory Council of MultiVan Broadcast Corporation and on the board of the British Columbia Automobile Association. She has chaired board fundraising committees of the Children's and Grace Hospital Foundations, York House School (as a parent) and Outward Bound Canada. She served as Co-Chair of the 2004 United Way Community Campaign in the Lower Mainland of BC. Dr. Rasul served on the boards of community organizations such as the United Way as Chair, Science World, and the Aga Khan Health Board. She also served on the Advisory Councils of the BC Cancer Foundation, the UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies and Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts.

Since 2003, Dr. Rasul has been a member of the Vancouver chapter of International Women’s Forum (IFW) where she promotes women in business and professions, coaching and supporting them to operate on various corporate and professional boards. Dr Rasul is mentor for young women looking to progress in their professional careers.

Dr. Rasul graduated from London University in England and the University of Toronto Dr. Rasul has received numerous awards including the YWCA Woman of Distinction; the Andre Maillot award, the national award presented by United Way Canada; and honorary doctorate degrees from Simon Fraser University (2013) and University of Alberta (2017). In 2015, she was conferred with Order of British Columbia for her service to the community.

Riva Richard

Riva J. Richard is the Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Pollard Banknote Limited, one of the world’s leading full-service lottery vendors and a major supplier to the North American charitable gaming industry.

Prior to joining Pollard Banknote in December 2010, Ms.Richard served as Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Canwest Global Communications Corp. Until September 2001, Ms. Richard practiced as a corporate law associate with the Toronto office of McCarthy Tétrault LLP.

Ms. Richard lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba and served as a member of the Board of Governors of St. John’s-Ravenscourt School from July 2011 through June 2018. During her tenure on the Board, Ms. Richard served as Chair of the Governance Committee from July 2012 through June 2015; Vice-Chair of the Board from July 2013 through June 2015; and Chair of the Board from July 2015 through June 2017. Following her retirement from the Board in June 2018, Ms. Richard was awarded the St. John’s-Ravenscourt School Distinguished Service Award.

Ms. Richard received her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law Degrees, with distinction, from McGill University and holds an undergraduate business degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. She is a member of the Ontario and Manitoba Bars and in 2005 was named as one of Canada’s “Top 40 Corporate Counsel Under the Age of 40” by Lexpert Magazine.

Linda Rodeck

Linda Rodeck earned her B.A. from McGill and her Masters degree from the University of Toronto. Her career has spanned nearly thirty years in the fine art auction business in Canada and abroad, including senior positions with Joyner Fine Art Inc., Waddington’s, Bridge Fine Art Inc. (a privately-owned art consultancy) and Sotheby’s, where she was Managing Director for Canada. In 2019, Linda scaled back her professional life to accommodate other interests. She believes deeply in community engagement and the unique role that art plays in enhancing our lives and focusing our understanding of the world in which we live.

Linda has served on the boards of Bloorview Kids Rehab (now Holland Bloorview), the McMichael Canadian Collection, and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Historical Society & Museum. As a champion of Canadian art, Canadian history, and children’s health and education issues, she has supported various initiatives to advance these causes. She is past Chair of her high school alma mater, Bishop’s College School in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Michel Shah

Michel Shah is an experienced educator, speaker, coach and consultant who has been a leader supporting the development of personal and interpersonal skills for over twenty years. She is Professor and Faculty Consultant for Human Skills Development at George Brown College, Facilitator of Executive Education at Schulich School of Business, York University, the author of Explorations in Career Development: Personal and Professional (2019), and UpSkill: Soft Skills and Professional Development Essentials (2021), McGraw-Hill Education.

Michel holds a MSc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a BA (Hons.) from the University of Toronto, and has completed the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) with the University of Kingston, England. She is a Certified Training and Development Professional, Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach and a Project Management Professional.

Michel is the founder of Hammersmith Prep School in Jamaica and the MAS Programme which integrates confidence building and leadership development into the K12 curriculum. She is the founder and CEO of The UpSkill Corporation Inc. where she facilitates UpSkilling conversations in organizations across Canada. From education and health care to finance and government, Michel provides strategies and readily actionable steps for soft skills development.

She is highly regarded for her creative, innovative and inclusive style

Sean Shore

Sean Shore is a lawyer at Canadian Compliance & Regulatory Law and does work for investment dealers, mutual fund dealers, portfolio managers and other registrants in the Canadian investment industry.  Sean also supports the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) as a subject matter expert in regulatory compliance and is also a Hearing Panel Member for the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA), which involves adjudicating enforcement proceedings for IIROC and the MFDA, respectively.

Between 2006 and 2014 he was employed and worked with investment dealers within their compliance departments, in particular, from 2008 to 2011, was registered and worked as the Chief Compliance Officer and the Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer for the Wellington West Group of Companies (Wellington West) and, following the acquisition of Wellington West by National Bank Financial Inc. (NBF) in 2011, in a senior compliance role with NBF from 2011 to 2014.  Prior to his position at Wellington West Sean was a Director and Legal Counsel for Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (IGFS).  Prior to his role with IGFS, Sean practiced law primarily in the area of taxation and commercial law both in private and public practice.

Sean holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law (obtained in 1993) and a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics (obtained in 1994), and has been practicing law since 1995.

Sean is a life-long resident of Winnipeg and proud supporter of not-for-profit organizations. He is the Past Chair of the Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education (Gray Academy of Jewish Education), a position which he held for five years. Through this role he participated on a number of CAIS Accreditation visits as the Governance lead and has presented at both the Heads and Chairs conference and the National Leaders conference on the topic of cyber security. Sean is also the Past Chair of Winnipeg’s Jewish Child and Family Service and has served on a number of other community boards and is also an independent public company board member for a TSX listed issuer.

David Singh

David Singh is an experienced entrepreneur and advisor who is passionate about independent education. David chairs the CAIS Finance Committee. Prior to joining the CAIS Board, David served as a Board Member and Chair of the Finance Committee with the Conference of Independent Schools Ontario for 6-years, a Board Member at St. John's Kilmarnock School (Breslau, ON) for 8-years, a Board Member at Huron University College at Western University, and has served on 5 other not-for-profit boards. David is Managing Director of The Experience Advisors, which is a leading boutique advisory firm that helps public, private, and not-for-profit organizations optimize the customer-layer of their operations. David has previously built and sold several ventures and began his career in Deloitte's consulting group. 

David is an alumnus of St. John's Kilmarnock School where he attended for 9-years and holds degrees from Western University (Hons BA Political Science) and the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business (Master of Management). 

Claire Sumerlus

Claire Sumerlus is the Head of School of Robbins Hebrew Academy (RHA), a Toronto-based progressive Jewish academy with more than 350 students from Nursery to Grade 8 and over 70 staff members. A dynamic leader in educational pedagogy in Canada, she has extensive experience in a variety of roles, including special needs teacher, curriculum implementation teacher, vice- principal and principal.

Before joining RHA in 2009, Ms. Sumerlus was head of one of Canada’s premiere girls’ schools, Balmoral Hall, in Winnipeg, Manitoba for more than 10 years. She has assumed leadership roles on a number of boards and committees, including a term as President of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). Ms. Sumerlus has also served on the boards of a variety of Jewish community organizations.

Ms. Sumerlus holds a Bachelor of Education and School Administrator’s Certificate from the University of Manitoba. Her commitment to best practices, and a multi-disciplinary, personalized approach to education involving teachers, students and parents, creates a rich and successful learning environment.

Farhan Thawar

Farhan Thawar is VP & Head of Engineering at Shopify via the acquisition of Helpful.com where he was co-founder and CTO. Previously he was the CTO, Mobile at Pivotal and VP, Engineering at Pivotal Labs via the acquisition of Xtreme Labs. Farhan is an avid investor and advisor to startups in Toronto and San Francisco, including being a mentor at yCombinator and First Round Capital. Previously, Farhan held senior technical positions at Achievers, Microsoft, and Trilogy. Farhan completed his MBA in Financial Engineering at Rotman and Computer Science/EE at Waterloo.

David Young

David Young became Head of St. George’s School in Vancouver in August of 2021, after stewarding TMS in Toronto for the past 6 years. He is enjoying getting to know his new community and environs, and he looks forward to guiding St. George’s to its 100th anniversary in 2030.

David has an M.A. (Hons) in History from the University of St. Andrews, a PGCE from the University of Durham, and an M.Ed. from the Open University. He is also a Fellow of the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University.

David began his teaching career in the North East of England teaching Grade 5 and 6. He moved to the Czech Republic to be the Assistant Head of Lower School at the Riverside International School. In 2003, he moved to Canada and held a variety of leadership roles at The Country Day School and Crescent School that culminated with his role as Head of School at TMS in Richmond Hill.

David was born and raised in Bangladesh to a Northern Irish mum and a Scottish dad, attending an international school in Dacca. He returned to Scotland aged 8. After graduating high school, he attended the University of St. Andrews. Sandwiched between high school and university was a spectacularly mediocre and inevitably doomed professional soccer career that was, nonetheless, a lot of fun.

David is married to Sue, and they have two children: McKenzie who is studying Neuroscience at the University of Guelph and Callum who is at the University of British Columbia. By no means last is their dog, Rory, a lovely, if rather dim, member of the household.

CAIS Board Advisors

Cheryl Boughton, CIS Board Chair

Cheryl is head of school at St. John’s-Kilmarnock School in Waterloo. Prior to that she served as the head of Elmwood School in Ottawa for 11 years, deputy head at Bedford Preparatory School in Bedfordshire, U.K. and three all-girls’ independent schools in the U.K. She began her career teaching English and history in the public school system in Hamilton.

In addition to her roles as a CIS Ontario board member and chair of the programs and services committee, Cheryl has participated in her educational community as a member of the CAIS Standards Council. She has also been a board member for the Elearning Consortium Canada and the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools.

Cheryl graduated from Queen’s University’s Concurrent Education program with both a BA and a BEd. Recently she completed her Professional Master of Education degree from Queen’s University. Much of her graduate work was focused on creativity, collaboration, technology and innovation. Queen’s University’s Faculty of Education recently named Cheryl a “50 Influential in 50” for her leadership in independent education, celebrating the leadership and accomplishment of Queen’s Faculty of Education alumni across the globe.

Christian St-Pierre, QAIS President

Christian St-Pierre is in his third year as Head of School at The Priory, a premier co-educational independent school in Montreal, specializing in elementary education. His tenure is characterized by his kind and caring demeanour, openness, and the nurturing of students, faculty and staff.
A graduate of Université de Montréal, Christian holds degrees in Education, Mathematics and Economics and is currently pursuing his M.Ed. studies. His extensive experience in education spans over 20 years, and he has served in various teaching, administrative and leadership roles, in both the public, private and independent schools sectors in both French and English establishments. Prior to assuming the role of headmaster at The Priory School, Christian led a school community in southwestern Quebec to restore a positive school culture, and implement new pedagogical practices. His focus areas include building community, teacher empowerment and program development.

Passionate about providing the best educational experiences possible for all students, Christian is diligent in embracing each of his educators' strengths and talents, allowing them to learn from each other to develop enhanced, progressive best practices. From the very beginning, he has placed his prime importance on building sincere, authentic relationships with students, staff and parents, thereby fostering a strong sense of school community and family involvement. 

In addition to his role as headmaster, Christian serves on the Executive of the Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS) as Treasurer, and currently serves as a member of a CAIS Board of Director as an Quebec Advisor.

At home, he is a devoted family man who loves spending time with his wife, Julie and two children, Marc-Antoine and Nicolas. Together as a family, they enjoy entertaining, travelling, sports and taking on home projects.

Drew Stephens, ISABC Board Chair

Drew is in his fifteenth year as Head of School at Southridge. Prior to being appointed Head in 2007, he spent seven years as the Junior School Principal, two years as a division leader and one year as athletics director. A graduate of McMaster and Queen’s Universities, he earned his Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Education and Master of Science degrees before beginning his teaching career at an independent school in Quebec where he spent nine very fulfilling years teaching in the elementary division and leading the school’s outdoor education and athletics programs.

Drew is committed to the vital role that experiential education plays in the development of a reflective mindset fully immersed in exploration and discovery. He supports the integration of active inquiry and engaged collaboration in all elements of a school community, and was extremely fortunate to join Southridge in 1997 as it began its third year of operation.  Having been with Southridge for the past 25 years, he has had first-hand experience in all facets of the school’s operations, and has been a part of the school’s growth and maturation as it has intentionally and purposefully implemented an education program devoted to the importance of balancing knowledge with goodness.

Drew attended the Heads of School Program at the Klingenstein Centre at Columbia University, and has served as a mentor for students in its master’s degree program. He was a member of the CAIS Board of Directors for many years during which time he was an active participant of the Evaluation Council. Drew is the current board chair of the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC) and holds a cross-appointment as the ISABC regional representative with the board of directors of CAIS. Drew’s volunteer work with the ISABC and CAIS supports a strong and cohesive network of independent schools provincially and nationally.