Saturday, July 20, 2019
Launa Larlee and Leah McCann

Launa Larlee and Leah McCann

Launa Larlee has over 13 years of teaching experience and is a secondary school teacher with the Halton District School Board (HDSB). Currently, she is in the role of Student Success Lead at a secondary school in Oakville, ON. Having held the role of Project Lead for the Access to Postsecondary Education Strategy at HDSB, she sees the need for bridge-work and bolstering supports for students in the context of post-secondary-education transitions. Larlee serves as a Director on the Board for the Ontario School Counsellors’ Association and also sits on the General Arts and Science Professional Advisory Council at The Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Her experience in Student Success and Guidance and Career Education has allowed her to articulate her passion for youth prosperity and student engagement. Larlee holds a B.Ed from York University and Master of Education from Brock University. | Leah McCann has over 17 years of teaching experience in secondary schools as a guidance counsellor and science teacher. She is currently the Instructional Program Leader for Guidance, Student Success, and Cooperative Education with the Halton District School Board (HDSB) and is the recipient of the Howard R. Beattie Award (2018) for her contribution to guidance counsellor professional development. She has served as a Director on the Board for the Ontario School Counsellors' Association (OSCA) and is currently a member of Ontario Guidance Leaders of Ontario (OGLA) and Greater Toronto Area Cooperative Education Association (GTACEA). McCann holds a B.Ed from Nipissing University.
Ontario's Access to Postsecondary Education Strategy: Unfinished work, so what's next?