About Us

Ronnie Miller, M.Ed.; Ph.D.

Dr. Miller received both his Master’s degree and Doctorate from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Dr. Miller is an accomplished educator and administrator; having worked as a teacher, department-head, school principal, and university professor, and for the last 15 years acting as the Executive Director of Professional Development Seminars (PDS). He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Independent and Private School Forum (IPSF). Through PDS and IPSF, Dr. Miller assists private schools all over the province, including the GTA, Eastern Ontario, and remote communities in the North. Dr. Miller is the “point-person” for coordinating the services provided by both PDS and IPSF.

Sara MacDonald, B.Ed.; M.Ed.

Ms. Sara MacDonald is an enthusiastic educator who has worked in the private sector for over a decade. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor in Education in 2004 and recently completed her Professional Masters of Education from Queens University, specializing in innovative Classroom and Assessment Practices. Sara began her education in the Social Service Worker field and has long been passionate about student well-being and success. Sara has worked collaboratively over the years to develop, implement and teach the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organization; furthering her knowledge of inquiry-based learning. Ms. MacDonald continues to strive for excellence in education, encouraging an atmosphere where communication, critical thinking, inquiry, collaboration and interpersonal skills are at the forefront for both students and faculty.

Mr. Christian Bayly B.A; M.A.

Mr. Christian Bayly is the Principal of Yip’s Collegiate School. He graduated with a teaching degree in 2003 and holds a Masters degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. He has teaching specialist qualifications in both Special Education and ESL teaching. Christian has more than 17 years of experience in educational leadership and program development, with an in-depth knowledge of primary/secondary education theory and practice. He also has more than 16 years of experience as an e-Learning Administrator and regularly designs, and delivers programming and training in Moodle. Christian has developed extensive online teaching programs for the secondary level and has more than 16 years of experience teaching ESL to students around the world. Along with his principalship, Mr. Bayly is also an e-learning consultant for Professional Development Seminars.

Mr. Hugh McKeown, B.A.; E.S.T.C.; E.S.P.C, (ON)

Mr. Hugh McKeown has a wealth of experience as a teacher, principal, education officer – Ministry of Education, and as an international educator focusing on China and Vietnam. His expertise includes Canadian schools abroad, recruitment of international students and international students in Canadian schools. He currently serves as an International Education Consultant, in Ontario and abroad.