Prince Street Elementary principal among Canada’s best
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, January 31, 2017 – Principal Erin Johnston of Prince Street Elementary School has been named one of Canada’s outstanding principals.
Johnston received the award from The Learning Partnership, a national charity dedicated to building partnerships to support, promote, and advance publicly funded education in Canada. She will be honored at the annual Canada’s Outstanding Principals gala February 28 in Toronto.
“Erin is an energetic principal who maintains a steady focus on what’s happening in her classrooms while engaging parents and partners in her students’ learning and the school,” Education, Early Learning and Culture Minister Doug Currie said. “This has enabled her to build a positive school culture which supports academic, social, and emotional learning.
“She is a very deserving recipient of this prestigious recognition and we are all very proud of her today.”
Parker Grimmer, director of the Public Schools Branch, said Johnston has all the qualities required to be one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals.
“She is extremely dedicated, hardworking, and very well respected by students, staff, and parents at Prince Street School,” Grimmer said. “The Public Schools Branch is fortunate to have Erin as a recipient of this award, since she represents so well what we all try to do.”
The Canada’s Outstanding Principals program recognizes the unique and vital contribution of principals in publicly funded schools. The 40 principals, nominated by parents, colleagues, and community members — and chosen by a national selection committee — are celebrated for their innovation, leadership, and for finding creative solutions and opportunities within their school communities.
The honored principals will benefit from a five-day executive leadership training program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. They will also participate in “The World of Work: Wellbeing and Resilience,” a professional learning day hosted by CIBC where they will learn about today’s workforce from leaders in business, health, and education.