Government of Yukon

January 28, 2015

Watson Lake Secondary School principal named one of Canada’s top principals in 2015

WHITEHORSE—Jean Maclean, principal of the Watson Lake Secondary School, has been named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals™ of 2015 by The Learning Partnership.

“Principal Maclean’s remarkable commitment and visionary leadership of an innovative team of educators has transformed Watson Lake Secondary School,” Minister of Education Doug Graham said. “The Department of Education is very proud of Jean and the staff team for their exemplary collaboration in supporting our vision of success for each learner.”

Maclean will be honoured at 11th annual Canada’s Outstanding Principals™ gala on February 24 in Toronto along with the other recipients of this prestigious award. They will become members of the National Academy of Canada’s Outstanding Principals™ and will be offered five days of executive leadership training at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, a top Canadian business school.

“Jean and her team have brought real change to the school’s environment by developing a blended learning model,” Graham added. “Their hard work and success at improving student engagement deserves to be celebrated.”

Each year, The Learning Partnership recognizes forty principals across Canada who demonstrate innovation, have an entrepreneurial spirit and are creative in finding solutions and opportunities. These principals are nominated by their peers, school staff or by their community. Last year’s Yukon recipient was Marj Hlady, Principal of Christ the King Elementary School.

Learn more: The Learning Partnership


Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications

Ronuk Modha
Communications, Education


News Release #15-027