About Peter J. LeBlanc

IMG_0627I am a bilingual K-8 Ontario principal.

I recently completed a 2-year term as the French as a Second Language Lead for my school Board. My main responsibility is to develop, implement and review our JK French Immersion registration, selection and waitlist process.

I will be returning to the role of school principal in September of 2018.

Professionally, I am:

  • a student-focused learner and leader (which seems like it should be a ‘no-brainer’, doesn’t it?);
  • An advocate for changes in education that better prepare our students for the world they will enter upon graduation (some would call these changes a focus on global competencies, 21st century or ‘digital age’ learning);
  • A social media user who tries, sometimes successfully and sometimes not, to make the walls of the schools I work in transparent;
  • Someone who believes in the power of student voice as a critical component in education;
  • Not flawless, do not have all the answers, but I question, reflect, nudge and push, support and, in the end, sleep at night knowing I do a pretty darn good job most days.

Some of these descriptions found their way into a TEDx talk I gave on May 14th, 2016.

My most up-to-date resume is here.

And my LinkedIn profile is here.

In 2015, I was honoured to be one of 40 recipients of Canada’s Outstanding Principal (TM) Award.

I am always happy to ‘talk Ed’ in any capacity and have done so as a podcast guest, workshop speaker and keynote. In June 2018, I spoke with Sarah Lalonde as a guest on her podcast “Que Sera Sarah”.

On a more personal note, I am the father of two twenty-somethings. I love to hike, read, travel, play keyboards for an 80s cover band and sing in my car while playing a variety of instruments across my steering wheel. I have started lifting 3-4 days a week in the hopes that Marvel or DC will cast a group of 50-something superheroes… who don’t have to wear tights. I am a cyclically optimistic Leafs fan who Ian currently more optimistic that not. I also wish someone would figure out a way to enjoy coffee intravenously.

And finally… any opinions expressed here are, well, my own (which, when you think about it, should be obvious, shouldn’t it?) 🙂 and don’t reflect those of my current employer, my school community or anyone else I may represent in spaces other than these.

2 thoughts on “About Peter J. LeBlanc

  1. Peter…I love your personal
    Mission statement. It is very clear who you are as an educator and what your vision for student learning is. Well done!

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