Magazine article Anglican Journal

New Headmaster Sees 'Thriving' College: Mintz Plans 'Hands-On' Management to Support Quality Education

Magazine article Anglican Journal

New Headmaster Sees 'Thriving' College: Mintz Plans 'Hands-On' Management to Support Quality Education

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Brockville, Ont.

REV. GORDON MINTZ, an Anglican priest in. the diocese of Ontario, has been involved with Grenville Christian College in a number of ways--parent of a student, faculty member, board member and spouse of an alumna. Last July, he added a new post--headmaster.

"I am absolutely committed to dedicating myself to the task of bringing about a vibrant and thriving Grenville Christian College. I believe in the mission of GCC, its passionate group of teachers and staff, and plan on providing handson management to raise the educational quality of the school even higher than it is today," he said.

Grenville, located about 75 km northeast of Kingston, Ont., educates students from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Located on a 260-acre campus, the 36-year-old school's student/teacher ratio is about 10:1. Student population is about 200 and in 2004, Grenville's graduates achieved a 100 percent placement rate in their university or college of choice. Boarding students comprise approximately one-third of the school's population and represent some 12 countries, from South Africa to Belarus.

The first item on Mr. Mintz's priority list when he started his new job in August was meeting with staff and faculty and calling all parents of students to introduce himself. "I am a visible, accessible headmaster and want our students, parents and staff to know that they are welcome to approach me at any time on school policy, practice academics or school life," he said. …

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