I am currently a Vice-Principal in the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board serving as President for the WEPVPA Executive. My previous role for 10 years was as a teacher consultant in the area of Assessment & Evaluation for WECDSB, as a facilitator of professional learning, working alongside both elementary and secondary colleagues in the school and classroom settings. My 12 years of previous classroom teaching experience, in the St. Clair Catholic District School Board spanned Grades 1 to 8, as well as Special Education.
Throughout my career in Educational Leadership, I have had the privilege of being part of many exciting system / ministry initiatives and projects encompassing the areas of Assessment & Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, School Improvement, and Information Technology. For a more detailed list of projects please visit my projects and presentations page at www.kellyannpower.ca.
As a member of the London Region MISA PNC, I participated as co-lead for the Assessment and Evaluation Focus Group involved in the creation of the Comment Framework support document (ae.misalondon.ca). Past experiences also involve serving as chair of the London Region MISA PNC’s Action Research Group as well as acting as co-lead for the Collaborative Inquiry Focus Group offering webinar sessions for facilitators of professional learnings sessions and providing training in facilitation skills, team building skills and action research (ae.misalondon.ca).
I have also recently attained a graduate degree in Educational Leadership through the University of Windsor, Masters in Education program publishing the following thesis: Professional Learning on Twitter: A content analysis of professional learning conversations among self-organized groups of educators .
One of my richest professional learning experiences involved being a member of the UnPlugd planning team, focussing on planning "off-the-grid" events which brought together educators from across the globe to collaborate, share stories & co-author What Matters Most in Education.
In my spare time, I also operate a cottage rental business, nestled in wine country, on the shores of Lake Erie. Check us out at: www.eriebeachdreams.com.