Instructional Faculty

Peter Edwards

Dr. Peter Edwards has earned a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration and Policy Studies (OISE), a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership (Nipissing University), a Bachelor of Education (University of Toronto), and a Bachelor of Arts (University of Waterloo). He has worked as a school level administrator in Ontario for 20 years, having taught in both the secondary and elementary panels before moving into administration. Peter has also been a course developer and instructor for Ontario Principals Council (OPC). His research has focused on school-level leadership and performance appraisal systems.

Scott Lowrey

Scott has many years of school leadership experience as an elementary School Principal in Hamilton, Ontario. He does ongoing work/learning (10+ years) with McMaster Nursing Program and Rotman School of Management/Toronto Executive Leadership Development Program. MA Regional Planning and Resource Development (Waterloo) , MEd Measurement and Evaluation (OISE), EdD (Educational Administration). BEd (Western).

Ken MacKinnon

Ken MacKinnon is a practicing principal (Toronto District School Board) and has a number of years experience working with school leaders to refine and develop their leadership practice. He completed his EdD in the Social Justice in Education department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. His research interests include gender and principal leadership, anti-oppressive leadership, issues of equity in education and leading change in schools.

Katie Maxwell

Katie Maxwell is a graduate of the Doctor of Education program at Western University.  Her professional career outside academia includes working as a classroom educator for eighteen years in a variety of schools in Australia, Japan, and Ontario.  Dr. Maxwell has dedicated the last seven years of her career as a school administrator in both urban and rural schools.  Dr. Maxwell’s research interests include global perspectives in education, principals as equity-centred instructional leaders, collective efficacy, teacher leader development, and indigenous education.  

Lee Ann McKivor

Lee Ann McKivor enjoyed a 7-year career at the University of Sheffield, U.K. to be followed by an 18-year career within the administration at Western University. She is the current Registrar at Memorial University. She has a keen interest in supporting and mentoring her professional colleagues and is fascinated with the connections made between individuals feeling supported in their abilities and choices, and how their performance then shines as a productive team member. 

Beate Planche

Beate Planche is a former Teacher, Principal, Superintendent and Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Services (York Region District School Board) now involved in consulting, coaching and teaching. MEd from OISE (Special Education) and Ed.D from OISE (Educational Administration - Theory and Policy Studies) Area of research interest - complexities of collaboration and collaborative processes.