Nadine Trépanier-Bisson, Chief Operations and Leadership Officer
Nadine has been an educator for over 20 years in different capacities including her most recent role as Executive Director for l’Association des directions et directions adjointes des écoles franco-ontariennes (ADFO). In that role, she developed working relationships with many partner education organizations in Ontario, Canada and internationally. She has participated in the design, development and implementation of many professional learning opportunities, both in English and French.
At OPC and ISL, Nadine spends much of her time working with school and system leaders to develop workshops, courses, online learning programs and other opportunities to develop the school and system leadership skills, expertise and experiences needed in a changing environment.
As a lifelong learner herself, Nadine seeks to challenge her own thinking and learn about current research and practices related to public education. Currently, she is working on her Doctorate of Education (EdD) in the area of International Education.
Nadine is the mother of two. Her interest and commitment to education worldwide is both personal and professional.
Dr. Andy Scott, Director of Operations and Program Development
Dr. Andy Scott is a recognized leader in global education and a leading force behind projects that have positively evolved education communities worldwide.
Andy is the innovative mind behind sophisticated programs designed for school leaders with international aspirations. Understanding the diverse backgrounds of ISL participants, Andy works closely with instructors to offer online and on-site course options.
Andy has brought about results-driven change internationally by working with an innovative mindset on complex projects. Vice-principals in Abu Dhabi benefitted from a new training program based on recommendations from Andy and a team of ISL personnel. He continues to work with international entities that have sought him out as a key expert in school leadership.
40 years of experience in the field has given Andy a deeper understanding of the value and importance behind continuing professional development and education. He uses this experience to enrich the Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) Master’s (degree) Dimension as a lead responsible for the delivery of the program. His commitment to higher education has also led him to Charles Sturt University where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. Further, he was instrumental in developing a partnership with Western University that resulted in the creation of a master’s degree: Master of Professional Education – International School Leadership.
In 2018 – 2019, Dr. Scott led an international study with a partner from Edith Cowan University in Australia. The study involved the development of three case studies (Norway, Cayman Islands, and Australia) using one-on-one interviews and the analysis of reflections and evaluations. On a theoretical level, the purposes were to explore, understand, and advance our understanding of how to change leadership practice; and to develop a set of guiding principles for the development of a universal program. On a practical level, the purposes were to better understand what is required in the contextualization of a professional learning program that is designed to be universal in its application; and to judge the overall impact of the International School Leadership program in three jurisdictions. The findings and recommendations will be a chapter in a book (in press) Mastering School Leadership-Ideas that Work from Around the World (Peter Litchka, Loyola University, editor).
Andy continues to strive for excellence in everything he does. Throughout his career, he has contributed to the success of students as a teacher, elementary and secondary principal and superintendent of schools. With an extensive history in the recruitment, selection and development of school administrators, he has a clear understanding of effective school leadership.