Letter from long term Principal
It is with great pleasure that I provide this testimonial and acknowledgement for Mr. Sam Filice. I had the privilege to work with Sam during my tenure as Principal at Centre High Campus within Edmonton Public Schools. Mr. Filice provided his skills and leadership as both a classroom teacher and head of the Social Studies department.
Mr. Filice is a consummate professional who places the highest priority on the success of his students. He is an exceptional classroom teacher with extensive content and pedagogical knowledge. Sam is a reflective practitioner who reviews his results, creates new approaches and provides continuous support for maximum student achievement. Mr. Filice developed an excellent rapport with his students who both respect him and care about him as a direct result of his respect and concern for them. He places students first and works tirelessly to provide each student with every opportunity to succeed.
In his leadership role Mr. Filice provided exceptional service to the students, staff and parents within all aspects of the school community. As Department Head he demonstrated his ability to plan long range and short term goals. He was directly responsible for teacher timetables, department assessment, diploma prep and student programming within the Social Studies department. Sam maintained all department operations including: managing the budget, course development, staffing supervision and curriculum alignment. Sam was willing to take on new initiatives, in particular those that involved technology.
Mr. Filice provided collaborative leadership within his department through discussion and clear communication. He maintained a professional demeanor combined with an openness and willingness to provide support in any capacity. Sam leads by collaborating with staff in setting goals and finding solutions. He organizes inclusive department meetings with open dialogue which ensure everyone’s perspective is taken into consideration. Sam sets initiatives around school priorities and plans accordingly. He is a competent leader who understands the value and contribution of individuals to maximize the strength of the team.
In conclusion Sam works tirelessly to support and improve each students’ personal and academic growth. He is a team player who shares his opinion and acts on those goals that benefit the greater good.
Mr. Ray Cimolini MEd
Director of Canadian International Schools Canada