March 10, 2017
Each year, The Learning Partnership pays tribute to Champions of Public Education in Canada whose dedication, generosity and commitment have contributed to making our public education system one of the best in the world.
The 2017 honourees are Dr. Avis Glaze and the Royal Bank of Canada. On May 25, 2017, The Learning Partnership will host a Tribute Celebration dinner in Toronto to recognize their efforts.
DR. AVIS GLAZE
A member of Dean Blye Frank’s Faculty of Education External Advisory Board, Dr. Avis Glaze is one of Canada’s outstanding educators and a recognized international leader in education. From classroom teacher to superintendent of schools and director of education, this award-winning educator has experience at all levels of the school system. She was one of five Commissioners on Ontario’s Royal Commission on Learning. As Ontario’s first Chief Student Achievement Officer and founding CEO of the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, she played a pivotal role in improving student achievement in Ontario. Dr. Glaze served as Ontario’s Education Commissioner and Senior Adviser to the Minister of Education. She was Professor in Residence in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. Currently, she is President of Edu-quest International Inc. offering a wide range of educational services and speaking engagements across the globe. Her most recent appointment was as a member of the International Advisory Committee to the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon. She also served as Adviser to Nelson Mandela in South Africa through CIDA, and as Adviser to the Minister of Education in New Zealand on national standards.