Standards of Practice and Accreditation

College names Michelle Longlade as Department Director

Michelle Longlade

THE COLLEGE HAS APPOINTED Michelle Longlade as Director of Standards of Practice and Accreditation. She joins the College staff on September 2.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Michelle to the College,” said Registrar Brian McGowan. “Her wide-ranging experience in education in Ontario and other Canadian jurisdictions will bring valuable expertise to our management team.”

Longlade will head the department at the College that promotes professional standards and manages the processes for accrediting pre-service and in-service teacher education programs.

“The Ontario teaching profession is well known for its very high degree of professionalism,” said Longlade. “I appreciate the opportunity to support and foster that professionalism and to contribute to the process of teacher preparation and ongoing professional learning.”

Longlade brings to the College more than 20 years of education leadership experience. Following several years as an elementary and secondary teacher in Manitoba and Ontario, she worked with the Halton Catholic DSB as a consultant to the French as a Second Language program and as a vice-principal and principal.

Longlade’s school board experience was followed by three years with the Ministry of Education as an education officer with responsibilities in the areas of teacher mentoring, among other assignments. She then led the Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario for two years as Bilingual Executive Director.

This past year, Longlade completed research for the Council of Yukon First Nations and Yukon College.

Michelle Longlade also has several years experience as a course director in primary-junior teacher education and as a faculty advisor with the York University Faculty of Education. She holds Supervisory Officer qualifications and earned her Masters of Education degree in administration and supervision. Her College registration number is 177527.

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