Susan Goode, Founder & Head of School
OCT, B.Ed., B.A. (Hons)
Welcome students, parents, and staff to GlenOak’s FIFTH year in operation. What an incredible achievement!
The past four years have been ones of growth, transformation, and indeed, an ongoing and creative response to the challenges presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Certainly, I’m proud of our accomplishments, our resilience in the face of change and challenge, and our collective commitment to providing educational opportunities that are creative, responsive, and grounded in best practices in teaching and learning.
As we step into our fifth year as a school, GlenOak continues to promote an inclusive learning environment that goes beyond the four walls of the classroom and one which aims to serve the whole child. Our school community is built on the understanding that learning can happen anywhere, and indeed needs to extend beyond the four walls of the classroom.
This year, we celebrate programming at two campuses -- one in Mississauga and one in Sault Ste Marie -- where students are connected through programming and shared experiences, and a philosophy of education that centres around community, caring, and connection. I am truly humbled by the talented educators who have joined our team, the warmth, care and contributions of our families, and most importantly, the students who are at the centre of what we do as an educational team.
We have a bright future ahead, and I am always truly grateful to have this opportunity to be of service to this wonderful, growing school community. Here’s to another fabulous year!