This past May the annual CAP conference was held in beautiful Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Members and guests had the opportunity to join in the recognition and celebration of Randy Gallant, CAP’s distinguished principal for 2023 and Francyne Doiron, CAP’s distinguished Vice-Principal for 2023. Coincidentally, both recipients are from PEI.
Randy, who has recently retired, was principal of Amherst Cove School in Borden-Carlton. His colleagues described him as having boundless energy and an extraordinary ability to provide opportunities which made learning relevant and fun. He also played an important role in his school community and actively sought out partnerships with local businesses and organizations – all to benefit his school, students and staff.
Francyne is VP at Sherwood Elementary School in Charlottetown. Colleagues described her as calm, consistent force in the school that was always present to propel students and staff to greater heights of success – even through difficult times. Recognized as a source of positive energy which radiates throughout the school, her personality and leadership skills help make teaching and learning at Sherwood an “awesome” experience.
Both Randy and Francyne were honoured on stage at the conference. Their colleagues introduced them and spoke about them and the positive impact that they’d had on their respective schools, their communities, staff members, families and most of all, students.
CAP President, Carol Sarich presented them with their respective awards and Jordan Lorette from Jostens Canada joined them on stage to present beautiful custom-made commemorative rings to celebrate the occasion.
CAP offers these awards on an annual basis. If you would like to nominate a school leader for one of these awards, please visit the CAP website – cdnprincipals.com – where the criteria and nomination forms can be found. Next year’s recipients will be honoured at CAP’s annual conference in Toronto, Ontario.