Meet The Team

  1. Mark Brown, M.Ed.


    Mark Brown, the principal of Headwaters Academy, is currently working in Bermuda at Somersfield Academy as the Director of Innovation.
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  2. Barb Smith, Ph.D.

    Curriculum, School Leadership Consultant

    Barbara Smith has worked in a variety of educational roles in the past 36 years a a teacher and instructor in elementary, secondary and teacher education settings at the University of Toronto, McGill University and the University of Saskatchewan.
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  3. Simon Smith, MBA

    Business and Finance

    Simon Smith has worked in the petroleum industry for the past 34 years and is currently a consultant to the industry and a member of the Advisory Board of Harnois Petroleum – a large independent petroleum marketer with operations across Quebec and Labrador based in Joliette Quebec.
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  4. John Wilson

    Headwaters Advisory Team - Facilities and Entrepreneurship

    John Wilson, an inventor and sustainable energy innovator, sits on the Headwaters Academy Advisory Team as the lead on facilities and entrepreneurship.
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  5. Emily Walton


    Emily Walton joins the team from the Thames Valley District School Board.
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  6. Shannon Foley

    Headwaters Advisory Team - Outdoor Education and Curriculum

    Shannon Foley is the founder and operator of the locally respected Red-Tailed Hawk Forest School near Collingwood.
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  7. David Booth, Ph.D.

    Headwaters Advisory Team - Academic Growth

    David, a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and children's author sits on the Headwaters Academy Advisory Team as the leader of Academic Growth.
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