Hi, my name is Diane Stronks and I am the Executive Director of Edifide. I have been with Edifide (formerly known as the Ontario Christian School Teachers Association) since 2007. My career includes being a high school educator, vice-principal, principal and Special Education Coordinator at Woodland Christian High School. I began my career as a Mathematics and Science teacher but after completing a Masters in Worldview Studies, taught Media and Family Studies as well. Since coming to Edifide, I have become a facilitator in Restorative Practice as well as working towards my credentials in Mediation for the ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Commission of Ontario.
I am passionate about young people and their learning, social justice and the creation of thriving communities of learning. I believe that all of our choices as educators need to reflect our faith commitments and our beliefs about children. I see my role at Edifide to lead in five areas: Communication, Professional Development, Leadership Development; Professional Liaisons; and Employment Services. I also serve on a number of boards that have some connection to the Christian education community: Christian Schools International Pension and Insurance Board; EduDeo Ministries; Cardus; Christian Educators Journal and Christian Schools Canada.
I am honoured to serve this amazing community of educators. I thank you for your trust and encouragement!