James Finan jimbw.gif (6936 bytes)
511 Foote Crescent,
Cobourg, Ontario
K9A 0A4
Ph: (905) 377-8834  Fax: (905) 377-8835
jfinan@studentlink.org

Educational Experience

Personal Education Staff Instruction Other Experience

Education Experience

Instructor, Niagara University, Faculty of Education
  • 2010 Spring Session
Vice Principal, St. Mary Catholic Secondary School
  • 2006 - 2007 1st Semester, Durham Catholic D.S.B
  • 2005 - 2006 School year, Durham Catholic D.S.B.
  • 2004 - 2005 School year, Durham Catholic D.S.B.
Vice Principal, Catherine of Siena Catholic School
  • 2003 - 2004 School year, Durham Catholic D.S.B.
Project Coordinator and Corporation Director
  • 2000 - 2006, StudentLink Ontario Ltd.Pickering, Ontario.
In-School Resource (Information Technology)
  • 1996 - 2002St. Elizabeth Seton C. S. Pickering, Ontario
  • Staff Development for Technology
  • Curriculum Advisor (all grades)
  • Fund Raiser Chair (approximately 17,000.00 annually)
Instructor, Computers in the Classroom Parts 1, 2, 3. (A.B.Q.)
  • 1997 - 2000York University, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Wrote course curriculum and guidelines to meet York and O.C.T. standards. Course evaluations available.
    Liason: Kim Porter, York Faculty of Education Field Development
Instructor, Computer Studies/ Science Parts 1, 2, 3, HS.(A.B.Q.)
  • 1996 - 2000, Queen�s University, Kingston, Ontario.
  • Developed curriculum guidelines to meet Queen�s and O.C.T. standards. Course evaluations available.
    Liason: Rick Townend, Queen�s � Durham Partnership Coordinator
Family of Schools Consultant
  • 1995 - 1996Durham Catholic District School Board, Oshawa, Ontario.
  • Responsible for technology implementation for thirteen schools.
  • Chaired board level committees in Information Technology.
  • Co - authored board policy in Information Technology.
Secondary School Teacher/ Department Head
  • 1983 - 1989, Francis Libermann C. S. S., Scarborough, Ontario.
  • 1989 - 1995, St. Mary Catholic S.S., Pickering, Ontario.
  • 1988 - 1989, Denis Morris C.S.S., St. Catherines, Ontario.
    - Chaired Performing Arts Departments
    - Consulted in design of the St. Mary C.S.S. Technology wing
    - Designed and implemented Broad Based Technology Curriculum
    - Designed and implemented Theatre Curriculum
Elementary School Teacher
  • 1977 - 1983Juliet Senior Public School, Stratford, Ontario.
  • Designed and implemented Theatre Curriculum

Personal Education
  • Bachelor of Education Degree, 1976�1977University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1973�1976McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Further Studies in Theater, Banff School of Fine Arts, Queen�s University, University of Toronto
  • Drama Instruction Parts 1, 2, and Specialist, (Banff School of Fine Arts), Banff, Alberta.
  • Computer Science Studies Part 2, and Specialist (Queen�s University)
  • Technological Education Part 1 (University of Toronto)
  • Religious Education Parts 1, 2, and Specialist
  • Principals' Qualification Part 1 - York University
  • Principals' Qualification Part 2 - York University

Staff Instruction
  • Extensive experience in in-servicing instructional staff. Experience in web page and web site construction.
    Extensive experience in all O.E.S.S. software including eTeacher.
    Extensive knowledge of secondary school reform and ancillary documents.

    Knowledge of Canadian research in education (Fullen, Leithwood).


Other Experience
  • "Building Collaborative Learning Cultures�: a four - day workshop sponsored by the The Learning Partnership.
    Durham Catholic District School Board Leadership Program