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What’s happening in Rainbow Schools?

“Parents As Partners”

High-energy, interactive workshop for parents
being presented by internationally recognized motivational speaker

Thursday, October 12th, 2006 – 7 pm – Sudbury Secondary School

Want to gain insight into the mind and behaviour of your children?
Want to learn informative ideas on partnering with the school for student success?

Rainbow District School Board will host a high-energy, interactive workshop for parents/guardians on Thursday, October 12th, 2006 at 7 pm. This FREE presentation will take place in the Sheridan Auditorium at Sudbury Secondary School. All parents are welcome, regardless of which elementary or secondary school their children attend.

Dynamic speaker Allan Johnson will lead the session as part of the Rainbow District School Board’s Student Success Initiative. “All parents want their children to succeed. All parents want to be better parents,” says Allan Johnson. “Parents will receive practical, fun, brain-based, student-proven tools for creating motivation and success at home and school while also reducing power struggles and negative behaviour in the home.”

Allan Johnson is the Founder and C.E.O. of Paradigm Learning. He is an internationally recognized motivational speaker who has made presentations to over 10,000 adults spanning five continents. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a specialization in Vocal Music Education. He taught vocal and instrumental music at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels for ten years while also coaching various sports.

Allan Johnson was selected as the District Teacher of The Year for the Western Heights School District in 2000 where he was once a former student athlete. He served as an instructor and mentor teacher for the Great Expectations Foundation and has been a trainer of teachers, administrators, and business executives for the past ten years. His talent and skill enable him to reach people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. He is a singer/songwriter with several albums to his credit.

“The Student Success Initiative has a foundation built on discovering and improving the individual strengths of each person,” says Student Success/Learning to 18 Leader Anna Barsanti. “When we focus on success for each student, we help students see the value of staying in school. We realize that parents have an important role to play in supporting their children to be the best they can be. Parents will leave this practical workshop both energized and inspired.”


Media Contact:
Anna Barsanti, Student Success/Learning to 18 Leader,
Rainbow District School Board, 705.523.0393