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Avis E. Glaze

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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.


  • Improving Graduation Rates
  • Teaching
  • Improving Student Achievement
  • Leadership Development
  • System Improvement



  • Improving High School Graduation Rates: K-12 Strategies that Work: This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine strategies that have been proven to strengthen student achievement and high school granduation rates in a variety of contexts. The improvement strategies highlighted in this seminar have been shown to be effective across the globe. Participants will assess the strengths and challenges of their educational systems and determine which of the lessons learned about what works internationally can be applied to their educational context.

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