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Abby’s David de Wit Named One Of Canada’s Outstanding Principals

Abbotsford, BC – The Learning Partnership is pleased to recognize David de Wit as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals of 2016.

Principal de Wit is among 40 exceptional educators, from every province and territory in Canada, who  are being celebrated for demonstrating innovation, having an entrepreneurial spirit and for employing  creativity in finding solutions and opportunities. They will be awarded for their accomplishments at the  12th annual Canada’s Outstanding Principals gala in late February in Toronto.

The winners also benefit from an exclusive five-day executive leadership training program at one of  Canada’s top business schools, the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The program  will introduce them to leadership and management practices presented by business leaders and Rotman instructors. They also benefit from a “Changing World of Work” day where they learn about today’s workforce from business leaders.

David de Wit has been a principal at Rick Hansen Secondary School of Science and Business since April, 2014. Previously he was Principal at Bakerview Centre for Learning . Wit will join the prestigious ranks of the National Academy of Canada’s Outstanding PrincipalsTM, which now boasts almost 400 members. This includes one previous winner (in 2011) from Abbotsford School District: Rob Comeau, now Principal at Abbotsford Senior. The National Academy offers principals ongoing networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities so they can constantly enhance their leadership skills.

To see a full list of Canada’s Outstanding Principals 2016, their biographies and photographs, please visit our website:

About The Learning Partnership

The Learning Partnership is a national charity dedicated to supporting, promoting and advancing publicly funded education in Canada. We do this through five key deliverables – innovative student programs, executive leadership for educators, knowledge mobilization and policy, tribute celebrations of excellence and ongoing collaborations across Canada. Since 1993, more than 6.1 million students have participated in The Learning Partnership’s programs.

For more information about The Learning Partnership, visit

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