Education Advisor – Toronto
Jane is a recently retired OTC qualified (Guidance Specialist) teacher and joined the Canada Career Counselling team with over 35 years of educational and leadership experience, primarily with Toronto-based independent schools. She has held various roles such as Interim Head of School (National Ski Academy), Associate Director University Counselling (Upper Canada College), Vice-Principal Student Life (Greenwood College School), and leadership roles at the Bishop Strachan School including Head of Student Services, Athletic Director and Head of Health and Physical Education.
Jane has always been committed to helping every student reach their full potential, building on academic and experiential activities to provide learning and growth. Given the high percentage of students that choose to attend university at the schools she’s worked at, Jane has accumulated a wealth of postsecondary school (Canadian, American, United Kingdom) knowledge and has supported hundreds of students in navigating their postsecondary planning and decision-making processes. Her expertise includes school research, program selection, navigating the application process, application essay review, scholarships and entrance interview preparation.
Jane believes that educators have the opportunity to build relationships while working with students; her focus is on providing support and guidance to meet individual needs and encourage the people with whom she is working to take meaningful risks on their learning journey to pursue their talents, aspirations and passions.