Member Spotlight: Diane Stronks

Member Spotlight: Diane Stronks

Posted by Edifide Office, Category: Member Spotlight,

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!