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Michael Salvatori honoured with New InspirED Award

OISE's Young Alumni Council hosted the 2014 Inaugural InspirED Award Event, honouring Ontario College of Teachers CEO Dr. Michael Salvatori (OCT, PhD) in recognition of his impactful contributions to the education sector that have influenced the lives of students, aspiring teachers and education leaders alike. Dr. Salvatori was congratulated by 22 distinguished guests at the awards event, including friends, partners and colleagues of OISE. We would like to extend a special thanks to our moderator, alumna Dr. Rumeet Billan, and our sponsor Jobs in Education.

Recipient Bio


Michael SalvatoriDr. Michael Salvatori is widely recognized as a champion of self-regulation in teaching, an advocate for Canada’s regulated professions and a strong proponent of second language education. Throughout a distinguished career, he has advocated passionately for public confidence in education and the personal and societal benefits of additional language acquisition and development.

Dr. Salvatori was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Registrar of the Ontario College of Teachers in June 2009. The College is one of the largest professional regulators in Ontario, and is Canada’s only such governing body for teachers. As CEO, Dr. Salvatori oversees a staff of 177 and the College’s $34 million annual operating budget, and is a non-voting member of the College’s 37-member governing Council. Previously, Dr. Salvatori held numerous leadership roles in public education including those of elementary and secondary school core French and French immersion teacher, vice-principal, principal, director of the Ontario College of Teachers’ membership services department and assistant professor at Glendon College of York University, jointly appointed to the Faculty of Education and the Department of French Studies.

He holds a number of board appointments including vice president of the board of directors of the Canadian Network of National Associations of Regulators, member of the Council for Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation’s Executive Leadership for Regulators Committee and past president, board of directors, Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers.

Fluent in French, Italian, German and English, Dr. Salvatori has lectured extensively on the evolving identity of French as a Second Language teachers, and effective FSL school learning environments. He is the author of numerous articles, textbooks and teacher resources, and maintains a research interest in the language proficiency of additional language teachers and diversity in teaching. He is an ardent supporter of Ontario’s highly qualified and credentialed teaching profession. Accordingly, he has championed reducing barriers to enable internationally educated teachers to work in Ontario to better reflect and enrich Ontario’s diverse school communities.

Michael Salvatori earned a PhD in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE as well as a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto and also holds Bachelor and Master of Education degrees from the University of Western Ontario.