Over the past 8 years, Johnny Bevacqua has been the Principal of St. Patrick Regional Secondary School, a Catholic high school in heart of Vancouver, Canada. Johnny and his school have been featured in a two BC Ministry of Education videos: Learning Empowered by Technology and Personalized Learning, Flexibility & Choice
Through his blog Figuring It Out, Johnny has been able to reflect upon, define and articulate his educational philosophy and vision. As we look to redefine school in the 21st Century, Johnny is dedicated to promoting proven and emerging teaching practices that honour the uniqueness and giftedness of each student. Johnny views technology and social media as tools that can and will continue to enhance learning. Johnny has led a team that has been instrumental in moving his school towards holistic assessment practices and a renewed commitment to literacy – all supported by a personalized professional development plan for teachers.
Students continue to be a source of inspiration and motivation for Johnny. He views parents as partners and is humbly grateful to them for entrusting their children to his care. Within the Catholic School tradition, Johnny feels strongly that living and learning in community is “life giving”, that relationships matter and cherishes an “Ethos of Us” in schools.
Most importantly, the biggest sources of inspiration are his three daughters and his incredibly supportive wife.