Location: Delta Hotel Toronto Airport & Conference Centre in Toronto
Theme: Connected by Complexity & Design
April 6, 2019 – Pre-Conference Workshops (optional)
April 7 – 9, 2019 – National Leaders Conference
Learn more and register: Conference webpage 
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Conference Schedule:
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Sharon Klein

St. George's School of Montréal
Head of School
Sharon Klein has been Head of School at St. George’s School of Montreal since 2014. Founded in 1930, St. George’s is a K- 11 independent, co-educational and non-denominational day school committed to providing a progressive education of the highest quality.
With a Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina, and a Master of Arts–Educational Leadership from San Diego State University, Sharon began her career as a teacher and coach in Saskatchewan, later joining Queen Margaret’s School, in Duncan, B.C., as Athletic Director, and then went on to serve as Deputy Head Student Life, Senior School Principal and Deputy Head of Education, before becoming Head of School at St. George’s.

Sharon is a lifelong learner who is passionate about education and about building leadership capacity. With a positive reputation for community building, she is widely respected by her peers as a collaborative leader. Fully aligned with St. George’s mission and vision, Sharon embraces inquiry and reflection, and is an advocate of progressive and research-based education. She is committed to whole-child approaches in rigorous learning environments, always striving to empower each student to become a passionate leader. As Head of St. George’s School of Montreal, Sharon has been instrumental in setting the direction and implementing the strategic plan, making sustainability a key priority.

In addition to her duties as Head of School, Sharon is an actively involved member of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS). She served on four CAIS Accreditation Committees, one of which she chaired, served on the CAIS Strategic Planning Committee, and currently sits on the CAIS Board, the Evaluation Council Committee and the QAIS Executive Committee. Sharon holds a diploma in Independent School Leadership through the CAIS Leadership Institute, and is a certified Fierce Conversations Facilitator (Fierce Inc.). In addition, she has presented at a number of conferences, including the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) and CAIS.