Sarah joined Greenwood by way of Scotland, where she was Head of the International School of Aberdeen (ISA). Sarah was drawn to Greenwood: a co-educational, smaller school offering challenging academic programs and focused on personalized learning and the development of the whole child.
Prior to ISA, Sarah worked at Havergal College for 14 years, taking on more and more leadership responsibilities during that time. Starting as a teacher and coach, Sarah then became Head of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics, followed by Senior School Dean of Students and finally Head of Upper School. Sarah’s international experience also includes teaching in Japan and Colombia and living in Belgium.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University, a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University and a Master of Education from the University of Toronto. Her specialist and leadership qualifications include principal, independent school leadership, health and physical education, guidance and career studies and special education.
An accomplished athlete, Sarah has won numerous awards at the university and national levels and was a Canadian Olympic swimming team trialist for three Olympics. Sarah is certified in Outdoor Education / Mountaineering and as a Climbing Instructor. An experienced camper, Sarah attended Camp Tanamakoon and has been a volunteer counsellor at Camp Oochigeas. She continues to enjoy the outdoors and embraces every opportunity to join a Greenwood Outdoor Education trip or participate in an active adventure with her family (Sarah’s children are Greenwood students ‘23 and ‘25).
A visionary leader who is passionate about teaching and student learning, Sarah has enormous enthusiasm for Greenwood’s mission and vision of an inclusive school providing high-challenge, high-support academics and character-building experiences that develop the whole person. With her leadership achievements at highly regarded schools in Toronto and abroad, Sarah believes wholeheartedly in Greenwood’s mission and vision and looks forward to leading the school, now in its 20th year, to benefit each of its students and remain at the forefront of education and character development. Read more about Greenwood’s ambitious and exciting plans for the future in our 2021-2026 Strategic Plan.