Atkinson alum named one of Canada’s top school principals

York alumna Susan L. MacDonald (BA ’84), principal at Chester Le Jr. Public School in Scarborough, has been named one of 30 outstanding principals for 2006 by The Learning Partnership. MacDonald, who completed her Susan MacDonaldundergraduate degree part-time at the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal & Professional Studies, has been principal at her school for the past five and half years. She said a business leadership course she took recently had a lot to do with her success. “I was fascinated by the way the [leaderhip] process worked,” she said.

Right: From Left: Veronica Lacey, president & CEO of the Learning Partnership, Susan MacDonald, Ted Whiteland, president-elect of the Canadian Association of Principals

Beverley Freedman (left), leadership coordinator in York’s Faculty of Education, is on the national selection committee for the Canada’s Outstanding Principals program.