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Alumni Spotlight


Bruce Carter (D.Ed '67)

 Bruce Carter"I remember the University of Toronto and OISE with great affection. It was particularly exciting to be part of OISE from its inception."

Bruce returned to Australia soon after graduating from OISE where he spent most of his career as Headmaster for many independent schools. He started out though as Deputy Head of Knox Grammar School in Sydney in 1970.

From 1978 to 2005, he was Head of Scotch College, Launceston (Tasmania) now Scotch Oakburn College. Then he was Headmaster of Cranbrook School in Sydney, after which Bruce came out of a short retirement to become Principal of Emanuel School in Sydney from 2001 to 2009.

During his career Bruce also served as member and Chairman for various educational committees. For his contributions to education in Australia, Bruce was named a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2002 and a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators.


Kathleen Wynne (M.Ed '95)

sylviamcphee2The Honourable Kathleen Wynne was sworn in as the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and as the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs on October 20, 2011. 

Kathleen Wynne received her Master's in Adult Education & Counseling Psychology from OISE in 1995. She then served as a Trustee on the Toronto District School Board before joining the government.  Kathleen was first elected as the MPP for Don Valley West in October 2003, and was re-elected to a third term in October 2011.

Kathleen was appointed to Cabinet in 2006, where she served as the Minister of Education until 2010, leading the government's efforts to reduce class sizes in the primary grades, to implement full-day kindergarten and to provide more opportunities for high school students to graduate and reach their full potential. As the Minister of Transportation from 2010 until October 2011, she worked to make Ontario a world leader in moving people and goods safely, efficiently and sustainably to support a globally competitive economy and a high quality of life.


Carol Mullen (M.Ed '90, D.Ed '94)

sylviamcphee2Since graduating from OISE in 1994 with a PhD, Carol A. Mullen has been busy. In addition to authoring more than 160 articles and 15 books, Carol is professor and chair in Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Carol’s specialty is in democratic learning approaches to mentoring and leadership within K–12 and university settings and has been in her current role since 2007. She completed her doctorate at OISE back in 1994.

Carol served as editor of the Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning journal (Routledge) from 2003–2011, and her authorships include more than 160 articles, 15 special issues of refereed journals, in addition to 15 books. In 2012, Carol is releasing yet another book entitled The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching in Education (co-edited volume, SAGE, 2012) of which she is the co-editor.

Keep your eyes peeled in 2012 for the handbook and for more of Carol’s impressive work!