Education has been my life's work. For more than 35 years I have been privileged to work with amazing students and parents.
2016 - 2020: Principal of Cobourg Collegiate Institute (CCI)
2016 - 2020: Principal of Brookside Youth Centre
2008 - 2016: Principal of East Northumberland Secondary School (ENSS)
2003 - 2008: Principal of Cobourg District Collegiate Institute West (CDCI West)
2000 - 2003: Vice Principal of East Northumberland Secondary School (ENSS)
1995 - 2000: Head of Physical and Health Education - Port Hope High School (PHHS)
1985 - 1995: Teacher - Cobourg District Collegiate Institute East (CDCI East)
Co-Founder of the Journey of Hope - Humanitarian work with HIV/Aids Orphans in Africa
Paul Harris Fellow - The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Wilf Wilkinson Peace Award - Rotary International District 7070
PHE Canada - Board of Directors - Ontario
Principal of the Year - OLA - Ontario Library Association
OFSAA Leadership in School Sport Award - Wrestling
Humanitarians Jeff Kawzenuk and Steve Truelove - Watershed Magazine
Northumberland YMCA Peace Medal Recipients - Jeff Kawzenuk and Steve Truelove
Big Brothers Family of the Year
Josten's Award of Excellence in Teaching
York University - Teacher of the Year - Runner-up
Director & Founder of the June Leadership Program - OELC, Ontario Educational Leadership Centre
Founder of the Kawartha Wrestling Club
In 2003, Jeff Kawzenuk and Steve Truelove joined Toronto Rotarian, Chris Snyder on a Humanitarian trip to Kilema, Tanzania. Chris Snyder is a remarkable individual who has done a significant amount of humanitarian work in many parts of the developing world. Their focus was working with HIV/Aids orphans. They made several humanitarian trips to Tanzania and Malawi with people from across Canada and working with several Canadian non-profit organizations.
In 2008, they began taking students from the Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB to Tanzania, again focusing their efforts to assist HIV/Aids orphans. Since 2008, Jeff Kawzenuk and Steve Truelove have taken hundreds of students from Canada to Africa and contributed more than $250,000 in various projects.
In 2018, 14 students and 3 Sisters from Henry Gogarty All Girls School located in Arusha, Tanzania came to Canada for a three week exchange. We have changed the lives of many students both in Africa and here at home through developing a broader understanding of each other, what it means to be human and putting service before self.