Frank Meagher Bursary

A. HISTORY 
This bursary recognizes Frank Meagher, a former Superintendent of Education with the Toronto Catholic District School Board, as an outstanding educator. Frank retired from the TCDSB after thirty-two years of exemplary service.

Frank began his teaching career in 1968 at St. Jane Frances and after a few years moved up the street to St. Francis de Sales where he became a special education teacher and shortly thereafter, vice-principal. Frank’s career in educational administration is impressive – principal at St. Elizabeth, St. Teresa, St. Gregory and St. Cecilia, the latter after a 2-year secondment to York University.

In the role of superintendent he experienced two portfolios – Superintendent of Schools (Toronto) and  Superintendent of Special Programs. It was in this latter role that he was able to provide provincial leadership on behalf of exceptional children.

Since retirement Frank continues to be involved in education. He was the Director of Taylor College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from May 2001 to June 2003. He worked with Centro Scuola e Cultura Italiana to establish a year round school in Italy. He has since returned to Malaysia and has resumed the post as Director of Taylor College.

B. DESCRIPTION OF BURSARY 
This award is presented annually to a class of deaf or hard of hearing students in the elementary or secondary panel or to an individual student who is deaf or hard of hearing. The bursary recognizes the importance of the arts for all children.

C. CRITERIA 
The award is available to an individual student or classroom enrolled in a deaf and hard of hearing program with the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

D. APPLICATION PROCESS
• The teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing will nominate student / class
• Complete the Application Form (Class Form or Individual Student Form) on the nature and scope of the Arts program and/or the instructor must accompany the application form
• The teacher is to submit the completed application form to Jessica Colucci, The Angel Foundation for Learning.

E. SELECTION PROCESS 
The review committee will consist of the coordinator and the members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Inter-disciplinary Team.

F. DONATIONS TO THE FRANK MEAGHER BURSARY FUND 
Donations to the Frank Meagher Bursary fund can be made through The Angel Foundation for Learning. All donations will be acknowledged and a tax receipt will be issued.

More information on the application process coming soon!

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