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Donna Brodie » Who am I?

Who am I?

Director of Administrative Services

 

Thank you, Students and Parents, for visiting my page! This is my second school year at Sycamore Academy in the role of providing administrative services. I am excited to be here and to be able to support the students, parents and staff as we continue together to provide exceptional educational services!

 

I have a background in Management Consulting where I have provided services which are directed toward improving the managerial, operating, and economic performance of public and private entities. These services are accomplished by analyzing and resolving strategic and operating problems and thereby improving the entitled goals, objectives, policies, strategies, administration, organization, and operation.

 

I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of business management and teaching roles as well as in marketing and hospitality roles over the past 30 plus years and my contribution to the Sycamore team is by far the most exciting one. One of my roles at Sycamore is to provide personnel services to our staff.

 

I am from Ontario, Canada, where I grew up on Lake Erie not very far from Niagara Falls. My first job as a teenager was creating and running a summer day camp for my community where I employed two helpers and provided lessons, activities and field trips for the children. It is my pleasure this year, to be able to serve in this school where there are a lot more students to enjoy than when I was 17!

 

My husband and I have been married for 39 years and we have 5 grown and married children! I worked as a business analyst and consultant, taught at the Toronto School of Business, co-owned and managed a resort for 9 years, hosted community events, taught wellness classes, trained secretaries, wrote office manuals, and helped in the classrooms at my children’s schools. My college education is in the field of forestry, but I quickly retrained the year after I graduated as a business analyst in Toronto, Ontario. I still have a love for the outdoors enjoying canoeing, camping, and horseback riding. I also love to travel and have enjoyed trips to Barbados, Canada, China, Thailand and Myanmar so far!

 

The 2020/2021 year at Sycamore Academy is unfolding to be a year full of options! It is a pleasure to work with a community so invested in providing relevant and quality education!