Tony Lewis, Educational Consultant
B. PHE, B. Ed, OCT, Secondary School Principal (retired)
Helping Students and Parents Choose the Right Path
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Let us explain how Tony can help you:
- Clarifying Ministry of Education information and guidelines for parents and students
- Explaining graduation requirements, course selection, pathways, special education, community-based and alternative education
- Utilizing IEPs and understanding their function
- Understanding your pre-teen/ teenager
- Reading report cards and making decisions
- Advising which courses best suit the needs of the particular student
- Suggesting possible schools both public and private sector
- Dealing with multiple family situations (divorce, separation, guardianship etc.)
- Coping with special emotional challenges
- Understanding your special needs/challenged student(s) and what is available
- Transitioning to high school, university, college, apprenticeship and the workplace
- Advocating(along with parents), with teachers, administration and superintendents and advising parents on suitable action
- Writing letters of support for students, teachers and families
- Supporting individuals of all ages with public speaking and presentation endeavours
- Offering interview/resume advice if you are finished school and seeking post grad entrance or job hunting
Throughout his 41-year career as a teacher and Principal, Tony maintained a clear objective: keep kids in school.
In his words: "They need to have the academic availability and the emotional capability to succeed. This means finding the right path for each and every individual."
Not every student follows the same path. The reality is 3 out of every 10 will go to university, and two thirds of those will graduate. The key lies in determining the best destination for students and the best way to get them there.
High school offers countless choices and making them can be challenging. From course levels (academic, applied, locally-developed course credits) to programs such as student success, learning strategies, alternative, special and community based (co-op) education, pathways and extracurricular activities, the decisions seem endless.
Tony’s wide-ranging experience in alternative, special and community-based (co-op) education, together with his extensive knowledge of the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum delivery, allows him to explore all avenues (public and private) with students and their parents in order to make correct educational choices. He has helped thousands of students successfully complete secondary school, guiding both academic developments along with their social and emotional growth.
When to start?
Secondary school planning begins as early as grade six, while planning for post-secondary education starts in grade ten. Post-secondary education is a lifelong decision-making process and Tony can counsel families about Apprenticeship programs, College placement, University destinations and immediate entry from secondary school to the world of work.
Prior to his retirement Tony chaired the Ontario Principals' Council for York Region. He now brings his vast curriculum knowledge as an educational consultant to students, parents, teachers and administrators.
Secondary school planning begins as early as grade six, while planning for post-secondary education starts in grade ten. Post-secondary education is a lifelong decision making process and Tony can counsel families about apprenticeship programs, college placement, university destinations and immediate entry from secondary school to the working world.
Prior to his retirement, Tony chaired the Ontario Principals' Council for York Region for both elementary and high school principals. Being a father of four successful young professional adults, and a grandfather of five, he approaches each situation as a top educator, business person and parent. His vast curriculum knowledge and experience as an educational consultant to students, parents, teachers and administrators certainly make him the right person to assist any student and family!