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National Leaders Conference

The 2019 National Leaders Post Conference Call for Workshop Proposals are open until December 7. Apply here.

Strengthen Your School Leadership

CAIS values the constant and deliberate quest for excellence, and we recognize the vital leadership role that governors play, in partnership with Heads, in the success of our schools. We want all of our schools to have strong Heads who focus on supporting the students of the present, but we also want strong Boards that focus on supporting the students of the future.

The Governance Guide include new learning on a number of areas, including Human Resources, Risk Management, Head Transitions, and Consent Agendas.

CAIS members and non-members can purchase a hard copy here. And CAIS members can also view the full PDF in CAIS Connect here.

Meet the Executive Team

Ken Zelez

Chair - Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

Susan Beazley

Armbrae Academy

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Susan Beazley is the Athletic Director at Armbrae Academy and teaches Physical Education to Grades 7-11. After she graduated from St. Mary’s University she taught one year at Sacred Heart School in Halifax before moving to Halifax Ladies College, which is now called Armbrae Academy. Susan has over twenty years coaching experience in numerous sports including basketball, field hockey, soccer, volleyball, badminton and hockey. She has coached provincial, club and University field hockey, soccer and basketball teams over the years winning several different championships.

Susan is currently Chair of the SEAL Athletic Director’s Executive, and is also a member of the SEAL National Sports Program Review Task Force. She is the vice chair for both the Nova Scotia Metro Junior High and High School Athletic Associations.

Susan was the Assistant Chef de Mission for Team Nova Scotia at the Canada Games in Regina in 2005 and the Chef de Mission for Team Nova Scotia in 2007 in the Yukon and she now sits on the Canada Games Management group for Team Nova Scotia.

Susan was a member of the Nova Scotia Field Hockey team that was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame in 1995 and in 2004 she was inducted into the St. Mary University Sports Hall of Fame for her contribution to women’s sports. In 1998 and 2006 she received a Nova Scotia Athletic Coaches service award.

Susan enjoys playing field hockey, basketball, walking her dog Mocha and going to the gym. Susan and husband Ken, a retired Physical Education teacher, live in Halifax and have three children, Amanda, Michael and Emily.

Christian Viau

Lower Canada College

Katie Flynn

Branksome Hall

Chris Merrit

West-Island College - Montreal

Chris Blackman

St. George's School