St. Michael's College gets its second lay principal

  • December 18, 2009
{mosimage}TORONTO - Terence Sheridan has been appointed principal of St. Michael’s College School, only the second lay person to hold the position in the school’s 157-year history.

His appointment as the midtown Toronto school’s 28th principal takes effect in January.

“As an alumnus Mr. Sheridan has a strong commitment to the traditions of St. Michael’s College School,” said college president Fr. Joseph Redican, C.S.B., in a statement.

“As a gifted educator, he has the vision to ensure that the students have the most up-to-date curriculum taught by teachers who use the most creative and effective methods to encourage learning.”

Sheridan graduated from St. Michael’s College School in 1989 and earned his bachelor of arts and bachelor of education degrees from York University. In 2003, Sheridan received a master of arts teaching degree from the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He is currently pursuing a PhD in educational administration at the university.

He has held the positions of vice principal of discipline at St. Michael’s and vice principal of curriculum and teacher development.

Sheridan takes over from Joseph Brisbois who was principal for nine years.

“I look forward to working with the community members of St. Michael’s to continue its proud history, further its traditions of success and provide opportunities for new growth,” Sheridan said in a statement.

As vice principal, Sheridan helped to establish a learning enrichment centre, implementing policies and procedures for student and staff care under crises.

Established in 1852 by the Basilian Fathers, St. Michael’s College School welcomes students from Grades 7 to 12. It is Ontario’s only independent Catholic school for young men.

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