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!
E-mail Diane Stronks
Faith has worked faithfully as the Administrative Assistant at Edifide since May 2007. She is usually the first person you speak with when you phone Edifide. She is happy to assist you and answer your questions.
E-mail Faith Boer