Sebastien Lajoie named new Head of Middle School

Michael Downey
Assistant Headmaster and Head of Senior School
Headmaster, July 2020
Selwyn House School

May 11, 2020

I am pleased to announce that Sebastien Lajoie will be the new Head of Middle School at Selwyn House, effective July 2020.
 
Mr. Lajoie has been the learning strategist for the Senior School for the last six years. Prior to that, he spent seven years at Wildwood Academy in Oakville, Ontario in roles that included Director of E-Learning and Coordinator of Social Studies. He also spent a couple of years teaching history and French (Grades 7-10) at St. Michael’s Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia. 
 
In his six years at Selwyn House, Mr. Lajoie has mainly worked with the boys in Grades 9, 10 and 11, with the Kindergarten to Grade 2 boys in Elementary School, and spent much of his first year working with the Middle School.
 
Mr. Lajoie brings a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and knowledge to the already very strong team in Middle School. Many of you know him well and will be very supportive as he helps move us into the future. 
 
I apologize for the delay in making this announcement. We had advertised before the March Break with the intention of hiring a new Head of Middle School as soon as we returned from the March Break. However, our new reality has slowed down the process. We had a very strong group of 20 applications from across the country. We quickly narrowed it down to four very strong candidates and, after an interview process and much discussion, we decided that Mr. Lajoie was the best person for the job.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
 
Have a very nice day and stay safe.
 
Michael Downey
Headmaster, July 2020
Selwyn House School
 
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