A graduate of Humber College’s Film and Television Production program, Anthony’s experience in Canadian film and new media production is extensive and diverse. From corporate film experience to independent film and new media works, Anthony’s love of film/new media led him to a career in teaching that has been equally and deeply rewarding.
With a specialization in Communications Technology and Broad-based Technological Studies, Anthony has been committed to providing students with culturally relevant learning experiences. From nurturing students to tell their own stories through video / digital media production and sharing their “why” through digital portfolio design and social media branding, Anthony continuously works to cultivate safe spaces of learning where students feel empowered to show what they know and who they are.
With a commitment to professional learning, Anthony has held a number of positions that have allowed him to leverage his expertise in digital media to serve teacher professional development. From 2011 – 2014, Anthony was a Resource Teacher with 21st Century Learning and AICT at the Toronto Catholic District Board. In this role, Anthony worked to support teachers across the TCDSB with the integration of 21st Century teaching and learning strategies with a focus on digital media production, media literacy and the implementation of eLearning. In this resource role, Anthony was the District eLearning Contact for the TCDSB and was the Principal of Continuing Education eClass for a number of years.
With a commitment to student learning and the love for the classroom, Anthony ventured back to the classroom where he became the Department Head of Business and ICT Studies at Chaminade College School. During his time as Department Head, Anthony was responsible for the development of a Communications Technology program enriched by experiential teaching and learning practices. From industry partnerships with Disney Canada to collaboration with film and new media academics and industry professionals, his goal was to provide students with an experience that transcended the traditional classroom space. Furthermore, while at Chaminade College School, Anthony worked with partners including design thinker Dr. Marlyn Morris to develop a culturally relevant pedagogy framework to empower students to become global citizens with a focus on efforts to address anti-Black and BIPOC racism.
With all of this, Anthony is now a Vice Principal with the Toronto Catholic District School Board and is committed to servant leadership with the goal to empower teachers and students to be leaders of change in school and beyond. Anthony was one of three original administrators to launch St. Anne Catholic Academy School of Virtual Learning. In the 2020-2021 school year, St. Anne served over 25,000 K-12 students through fully online programming. This was in response to COVID-19 and providing families with a fully virtual option.
Now, Anthony proudly serves Saint Oscar Romero Catholic Secondary School as Vice Principal.
Anthony holds an Honours Diploma in Film and Television Production from Humber College, a BA in Film Studies (with Distinction), a Bachelor of Education in Communications Technology from Brock University and a Professional Master of Education in Literacy from Queen’s University.
Anthony has written media / technology curriculum for Niagara University, Queen’s University, OECTA, OPHEA, Nelson Education, Catholic Curriculum Corporation and other institutions across Canada and has presented at a number of leading educational conferences including Reading for the Love of It, STAO, Connect and When Faith Meets Pedagogy.
As a creative, Anthony is always learning and shaping new opportunities to share and tell stories. Visit his documentary podcast Rewind From Today for a collection of unique conversations.
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