Local principal receives outstanding principals award

Melissa Jenkins
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The principal at Baccalieu Collegiate in Old Perlican has earned a very distinct honour.

Baccalieu Collegiate principal Roger Gillingham (left) and wife Maureen travelled to Toronto Feb. 25 for Roger to receive one of forty 2014 Outstanding Principals Awards in the country.

Roger Gillingham was in Toronto Feb. 25, where he received one of the 2014 Most Outstanding Principals awards for exemplifying excellence in public education. Gillingham and his wife Maureen were both on hand for the presentation.

Only one other principal in the province also received the award, Sheldon Barry from Holy Heart High School in St. John’s.

Principals are nominated by their peers, school staff and community members, and the winners are selected by a national selection committee composed of education, community and private sector leaders.

Part of Gillingham’s nomination, he was referred to as someone who, “goes beyond what is required.” He has also initiated a teacher leadership team within Baccalieu Collegiate to sharpen interventions and responses to changes in student achievement. He has also established a breakfast program, and has helped forge new corporate and community partnerships to increase arts opportunities for the school.

The award is sponsored by The Learning Partnership, and honours principals from every province. There were 40 recipients for 2014.


Organizations: Holy Heart High School, The Learning Partnership

Geographic location: Toronto

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  • Vonda Worthman
    February 27, 2014 - 00:47

    What an honour! Congratulations Mr. Gillingham!!