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With Hoppins Consulting Ltd Bill Hoppins is an educational consultant who has extensive education and experience providing consulting, leadership coaching, facilitating and researching services to educational organizations and their leaders. Mr. Hoppins worked as a teacher, principal, superintendent, education manager for 34 years before creating Hoppins Consulting Ltd (HCL). These leadership experiences haven given Bill a knowledge and experience base that can be used to help individual educators, schools, school boards and other educational organizations become high functioning individuals and effective organizations. Since the company’s inception in June 2004, Bill has, in leadership support roles as coach, facilitator and researcher successfully provided a wide variety of services. In 2010-2011, along with Dr. Warren Phillips and in cooperation with Alberta Education, Mr. Hoppins developed, implemented and evaluated the
School Leadership Program (SLP)
for two cohorts of schools leaders (about 45school leaders) with the Northland School Division and the Northern Tier superintendents. Mr. Hoppins provides on-site coaching for another 10 school leaders through Alberta. The SLP (2010-2011) learning outcomes below are very consistent with the RFP (AE 11 02) requirements
Dr. Warren Phillips
Warren retired in August, 2007 from his position as Superintendent of Battle River School Division, which has its central office in Camrose; AB. BRSD has been referred to as a system of small schools as there were 35 schools serving approximately 6600 students. The school system was recognized for its high student achievement, as in 2007, it received 8 MELA awards.
Warren worked as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, deputy superintendent and superintendent and spent over 25 years in the superintendency. These experiences have re-enforced the belief that the quality of teaching is a key variable in student learning, and that the principal is a key person in enhancing the quality of teaching. Warren also believes that student success is also enhanced when there are strong, personal and caring relations between the teacher and his/her students and among students.
During his time in the superintendency, Warren developed programs for aspiring school leaders in three different school jurisdictions.
Warren remains involved with public education through contract work with the Alberta School Boards’ Association, CASS and individual school systems. As well, he is involved with the Open Door Association, an organization devoted to assisting young people who find themselves at risk.
Dr. Dot Negropontes
In 31 years of working in education at Mountain View County and Chinook’s Edge School Division, Dot Negropontes held a number of positions including teacher, vice principal, principal, coordinator and director and assistant superintendent. For three and half years beginning in 2006, she was the Executive Director of a joint venture between Olds College and Chinook’s Edge, the Community Learning Campus project. Her role was to facilitate the development of CLC from concept to reality. She brought a background in leadership and curriculum to the program development and construction of CLC facilities. Dot has provided educational leadership in Alberta as a workshop and keynote presenter on a variety of topics relating to leadership, and as a College of Alberta of School Superintendents or a Chinook’s Edge representative on provincial committees, including several years on the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement and Accountability Pillar working groups. She was a founding member of both the Alberta Middle School Association and the annual Alberta Leading and Learning Conference. She served as the Chair for the Central Alberta Professional Development Consortium. She is a certified trainer for One Smart World 4Di profiling, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Four Roles of Leadership and Great Leaders, Great Results. In 2010, Dot received her Doctor of Education from the University of Calgary. Her qualitative study conducted from an Interpretivist stance resulted in dissertation entitled
Rural Alberta Educational Leaders’ Perspective on Accountability
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