College of Early Childhood Educators Appoints Sue Corke as New Registrar & Chief Executive Officer
TORONTO, April 15 - The College of Early Childhood Educators (the College) today announced the appointment of Ms. Sue Corke as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ms. Corke will assume this position effective Monday, April 18, 2011.
The appointment of Ms. Corke reflects the continuing evolution of the College. Established in 2007 as the first self-regulatory college for early childhood educators in Canada, the College has made great progress. With over 32,000 members, the College continues to grow and build a solid reputation within the professional and regulatory community.
"Ms. Corke offers the skills critical for managing operational effectiveness and navigating the College through a rapidly changing political, professional and regulatory environment that will require proactive and strategic stakeholder engagement to foster constructive dialogues," said Lois Mahon, RECE, President of the College.
A proven executive leader with a career in public service spanning 30 years, Ms. Corke brings an impressive record of experience in operational oversight, strategy development, customer service, team building, financial management and relationship management in the public sector.
Ms. Corke has held progressively senior leadership positions including Assistant Deputy Minister and Deputy Minister within the Ministry of Consumer and Business Service. As Deputy City Manager for the City of Toronto for the last six years, Ms. Corke had corporate oversight of various programs including the child care system in the city, which is the second largest in Canada, second only to Quebec's. This involved responsibility for 57 municipally operated child care centres and purchase of service arrangements with over 740 child care centres.
"I am genuinely excited about applying my knowledge of regulatory bodies, customer service, organizational management and stakeholder relations to build on the success of the College within this rapidly changing political, professional and regulatory environment," said Ms. Corke.
As Registrar and CEO, Ms. Corke will have the opportunity to leverage her solid experience and strong belief in the role of regulatory bodies to serve and protect the public interest with a view to delivering results that promote a high standard of early learning and care for children. " We are delighted to have Sue join our team of College Council and staff as together we will continue to move forward our regulatory body and our profession," said Lois Mahon, RECE, President of the College.
About the College of Early Childhood Educators
The College of Early Childhood Educators is a professional self-regulatory organization for early childhood educators formed to protect the public interest by the regulation of the practice of the profession of early childhood education. The practice of early childhood education is regulated by the College in accordance with the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007, and the regulations and by-laws made under the Act. The College is the first self-regulatory college for early childhood educators in Canada and, as a result, will be looked to as a model by other jurisdictions as they assess their own regulation of the practice of early childhood education.
For further information:
Lois Mahon, RECE
President, College of Early Childhood Educators
Telephone: 1 888 961-8558 ext. 242