Thursday, March 16, 2023

Oakville Conference Centre

2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville (QEW & Bronte Rd.)

Registration/Cash Bar 6 pm; Dinner & Speaker 7 – 9:30 pm Members $55 Non-Members $65

Kristin Phillips

Educator, Retired Principal, Pedagogical Reformer, Author of For the Love of Learning

A Day in the Life of a School Principal

Kristin Phillips is an educator and retired elementary school principal with a passion for educational change. She has worked closely with teachers and administrators at the school and board levels to bring about pedagogical reforms based on current research and practices.

She began her career with the Toronto District School Board and the Upper Grand District School Board joining the Waterloo District School Board in 2001 as a principal and later the system administrator with responsibilities for mathematics and assessment.  Kristin retired in 2019 but has gone on to teach mathematics in Tanzania, tutor mathematics in Toronto, teach yoga and write a book.

Her book For the Love of Learning:  A Year in the Life of a School Principal became an instant national best-seller in August 2022. Her blog, Edubits, is read internationally. A TEDx talk, Spiralling the Curriculum, presented in 2016 in Kitchener, Ontario, engages the audience in learning how to develop curriculum that “sticks.”

She lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her online at

Different Drummer Books will have the book for sale and Kristin will be pleased to sign all purchases.

Dinner reservations are required. Payment options include:

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Cost – Members ($55); Non-Members ($65)

Ticket sales deadline midnight Monday March 13, 2023. 

Cancellation deadline Monday, March 13.  Please review event policies.

Memberships (12 months rolling) $40 Single; $70 Family