About

Education and Professional Training

  • Master’s Degree in Education (Administration), Niagara University
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (Sociology), York University
  • Hamilton Teacher’s College

 

Ministry of Education Courses

  • Gifted Education, Principal’s Course, Part 1, Computers in Education, Part 1
  • Special Education, Part 1, Early Childhood Education – Seneca

 

 

Teaching Experience

  • 17 years teaching experience: Primary and Junior Schools, York, Durham, and Peel Boards of Education.
  • 30 years private education: Founder, and Director of Glenburnie School, a private elementary school in Oakville, Ontario.

 

Leadership in Board of Education

  • Extensive involvement in remedial/enrichment programming
  • Educational workshops, professional development, In-school committees, Board liaison person in a variety of capacities, within schools, family of schools and Board

 

Adult Education

Director: P.A.C.E., Professional Associates in Continuing Education Inc., a Canadian owned, federally chartered, adult education and training enterprise 1984 – 85

 

Public Speaking and Media Contact

Presentations before various interest groups in education, health and sport including:

  • Non-Smoker’s Rights Association, Ontario Sailing Association, Women’s Sailing Seminars, Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club, Kingston Yacht Club, Canadian Yachting Association
  • Interviews with print and television media including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Kingston Whig-Standard, etc.

 

Community Involvement

  • United Way, Oakville Council Member/Educational Chair 2003-4, 2010
  • Oakville Chamber of Commerce Educational Committee Member (2 years)
  • Port Credit Yacht Club Member of Marketing Committee, (2 years)
  • National Action Committee Volunteer on Canadian Constitution Committee, 1981
  • Non-Smoker’s Rights Association Chairperson, Education Committee 1976-79, Executive Member 1976 – 1979, Treasurer 1979 – 1981

 

Sports Administration

Canadian Yachting Association

  • Executive Director – V.P. Racing Division – 1984 – 86
  • Chairperson Racing Division
  • Initiated & Overseeing of Sail West/Sail East Regattas, 1983
  • Class Development Committee, 1984
  • National Class Recognition Review Committee, 1983-84
  • Committees re: organization, 1983

 

Ontario Sailing Association

  • Chair Class Council, 1979-1984
  • Wayfarer, Shark Class Association Liaison, Funding, 1979-81
  • Let’s Go Racing Committee, 1982-83

 

Achievements in Sport

  • Holder of 3 Canadian and 2 North American Championships in Yacht Racing
  • Member of Ontario Sailing Team, 1979 – 1981
  • Ontario Sports Achievement Awards, 1978, 1979, 1980

 

Associations

  • Member – T.E.C. Worldwide Business Community, 2002 -5 – a training/support network
  • Member – Women for Political Action, 1980
  • Member – Oakville Chamber of Commerce, 1989-1993

 

Published Material

Articles

  • Local Oakville/Mississauga Print newspapers and magazines –parenting articles 2010 -11 www.lindasweet.ca/blog
  • Abbey’s Own Newspaper (Oakville) – Series of Parenting Articles 2001
  • Canadian Yachting Magazine, January 1985 – “Class Council Presents Sail East/Sail West”
  • Canadian Yachting Magazine, April 1983 – “Let’s Go Racing”
  • The Favoured End (Instructor Magazine), January 1983 – “Where Have All The Children Gone”
  • Yacht Racing/ Cruising Magazine, March 1990 – “From the Experts – Wayfarer”

 

Text

  • Developing Resourceful Humans: Adult Education Within the Economic Context, 1992
  • Contributing Article: “Women, Work and Learning”