Lorne Gretsinger has served as a board member for Niagara Children’s Centre since 2021.
Through his role as principal of Central French Immersion Public School in Grimsby, Lorne provides a unique insight and perspective to his position as a board member.
“As a public school principal, I get to see firsthand the Centre’s positive impact on the lives of students with special needs and their families, and how Centre programs and services help children and families integrate into a strong and vibrant public school system,” said Lorne.
Additionally, Lorne uses his experience working with marginalized communities to find opportunities to continually improve and maintain the Centre’s strong emphasis on equity, diversity and inclusion.
Lorne began his career in 1992, working as a teacher for several schools in the Niagara Region. He was promoted to vice-principal in 1999 and principal in 2001. Lorne holds a bachelor of education from Queen’s University, a master of education from Brock University, and is currently pursuing his doctor of education at Western University.
In addition to sitting on the board for Niagara Children’s Centre, Lorne serves as vice-president of the Ontario Principals’ Council, and has also contributed his time and expertise to United Way Niagara, the Silver Spire United Church, and musical theatre and arts organizations.
Lorne was born, raised and currently resides in Beamsville. In his spare time, Lorne enjoys spending time with his daughter and singing with gay and lesbian choruses.