The Learning Partnership welcomes Akela Peoples
as its new President and CEO as of January 1, 2013.
“I’m delighted that The Learning Partnership will continue to grow and prosper under Akela’s leadership,” says Michael Coté, Chair of the Board for The Learning Partnership. “Her knowledge and experience will be extremely valuable in ensuring The Learning Partnership meets the challenges of the future.”
Akela is an award-winning leader. She has been recognized with a Top 100: Canada’s Most Powerful Women Award (trailblazer category), the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award (entrepreneurship category) and the prestigious Rotary International Paul Harris Award. Later this year, Akela will receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her service to Canada.
“I am thrilled to take the helm of such a dynamic and growing organization,” says Ms. Peoples. “For almost 20 years, The Learning Partnership has made a real difference in the lives of students from kindergarten to Grade 12, as well as teachers, principals, parents and administrators across the country. The organization has a talented staff and a highly committed Board of Directors. I’m confident we can provide even more resources and support to our outstanding public education system. Together, we can effectively prepare students – and Canada -- for tomorrow’s global economy.”
Read Akela’s full biography.