CITE, the Conference of Independent Teachers of English, supports the teaching and learning of English at its member CIS Ontario schools. We do so through two ambitious complementary projects: an annual professional conference for teachers of English and the publication of an anthology of student writing. CITE also facilitates meetings of member schools' English curriculum leaders, and provides a social and professional network for literacy teachers.
CITE is managed by a devoted group of volunteers, the Executive:
Chair, Gregory Dominato, MacLachlan College
Administrator, Ellen Palmer, Appleby College
Treasurer, Matt Trevisan, St Andrew’s College
Professional Development, Sally Mastromonaco , Villanova College
Communications, Claire Pacaud, St. Clement's School
InCITE Coordinator, Adrian Hoad-Reddick, Hillfield Strathallan College
Media Coordinator, Jeremy Johnston, Hillfield Strathallan College
“The Master said, “A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present.”
“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”
“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
The CITE Conference hosted by Crescent School in April was a success. The well-paced conference resembled a "spa" for mind and body (sans the mud baths and cucumber-over-the-eyes treatment). Sixty-seven teachers attended and twenty-seven CIS Ontario schools were represented. The morning began with an impressive performance from the spoken word group Unchartered. They were so impressive that many schools have already booked the group for next year. After two workshops, a delicious lunch and time to browse the booksellers' tables, CITE members enjoyed a guided wine tasting by a sommelier. A big thank you to Aggie Maksimowska and Christine Corely for their superb organisation and for allowing us to use their beautiful school.