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Avis E. Glaze Edu-quest International Inc., Former Chief Student Achievement Officer of Ontario, Founding CEO of the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat

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Dr. Avis Glaze is known as an international leader in the field of education. As one of Canada’s outstanding educators, she has won many awards for her work in areas such as leadership development, student achievement, school and system improvement, character development and equity of student outcomes. She was a Commissioner on Ontario’s Royal Commission on Learning, influencing the direction of education in that province. As Ontario’s first Chief Student Achievement Officer and founding CEO of the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, she played a pivotal role in improving student achievement in Ontario schools.

Dr. Glaze has been a tireless advocate for both excellence and equity in education. She is passionate about the enhancement of public education and believes that educators play a fundamental role in sustaining democracy. Her major assertion, based on her experience as a leader in Ontario’s literacy and numeracy strategy implementation, is that educators have both the will and the skill to improve education. For her, capacity building is at the heart of school improvement.

Dr. Glaze served as Ontario’s Education Commissioner and Senior Adviser to the Ontario Minister of Education and as Professor in Residence in the Faculty of Education at the University of Otawa. Currently, she is President of Edu-quest International Inc. offering a wide range of educational services across the globe. She continues to motivate and inspire educators through speaking engagements and by consulting with school districts, non-profit organizations and businesses to maximize talent and achieve results. Recently, she was appointed as Adviser to the Minister of Education in New Zealand.