Open House

Leadership

OUR HEAD OF SCHOOL, ANGELA BURGOS

Angela Burgos has been the Head of School for Centennial Academy and Director General of Centennial College since 1998.

Her tenure at Centennial has been characterized by a period of renewed growth, reflection and the realignment of Centennial’s goals and objectives with a strengthened mission and vision.

With over 30 years of experience in both public and private education, spanning the elementary, secondary and pre-university levels, Angela has acquired a wealth of knowledge in teaching techniques and strategies, student services, community relations, project management, strategic planning, and Universal Design for Learning.

Angela holds a Master of Education degree from McGill University.  She is the past president of the Québec Association of Independent School and has sat on the Board of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools since 2005.

Above all, Angela is passionate about learning, teaching, innovation and collaboration.  She brings energy, a sense of humour, and a no-nonsense approach to her job at Centennial.

ANGELA ON LEARNING

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Angela Burgos, Head of School for Centennial Academy and Director General of Centennial College since 1998.

Suggested Readings

Shape Schools to Meet Student Needs

OP-ED IMAGE (3)In response to the latest provincial budget, our Head of School talks about solutions to reduce drop-out rates in today’s schools

 

Mathematical Mindset – JO Boaler

math mindsetFind out how the way one thinks about mathematical learning influences outcomes—Take the Stanford free online course with your family so everyone benefits from this ground breaking research

www.youcubed.org/category/mooc/

 

Age of Opportunity – Laurence Steinberg

age of oppIt was once believed that one’s intelligence was formed in the early years of development.  Dr. Steinberg’s research shows that we can enhance and improve functioning from 12-25 by providing the right kind of experiences that change and enhance levels of performance

 

 

The Genius in Every Child – Rick Ackerly

genius child

 

Find out how to grow your child’s brilliance

 

 

 

Adam J. Cox “No Mind Left Behind: Understanding and Fostering Executive Control – the Eight Essential Brain Skills Every Child needs to Thrive”

adamcoxA great resource for parents and educators. Cox, a well-renowned psychologist presents eight cognitive skills that every child needs to thrive. This book contains essential tools and techniques to ensure that children, including children with learning difficulties enhance their capabilities.

To learn more about the author and his additional work, please visit his website