Meet Karan Leal

For three decades, principal Karan Leal has enriched the lives of students and staff, building core environmental and technology programs.

KaranLealPhotoOCSTAJPG.JPGTrue to character, she credited everyone but herself.

“The staff here at St. Patrick are incredible,” Leal said. “They all have special gifts, so my role in many ways is to empower them to go out and explore their gifts to the fullest. And because of that, we have the ability to offer an incredible wide range of opportunities for our students.”

She was named one of Canada’s outstanding principals this week.

A principal at St. Patrick’s Catholic Elementary School for five years, Leal nurtures community in any way she can. She delivers toys to underprivileged families as part of a Christmas hamper campaign. She brings top robotics, mathematics and skilled trades programs to her students.

Now she’s been nationally honoured for her outstanding service by The Learning Partnership’s Canada’s Outstanding Principals program, marking the unique and vital contribution of principals in publicly funded schools.

The winners of the Canada’s Outstanding Principals program will benefit from an exclusive five-day executive leadership-training program at one of Canada’s top business schools, the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Principal Karan Leal exemplifies the kinds of leaders we have in our schools. Committed, passionate mentors who never cease to give back to their communities.

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