Beverley Muir, Principal of Humberwood Downs Junior Middle Academy, was recently honoured by Punjabi Community Health Services.
Muir was one of five women recognized for having “worked tirelessly to create a better future for themselves and the community,” during the organization’s 10th Annual International Women’s Day celebration on March 9. Specifically, Muir was recognized for listening to the community and developing partnerships with parents in a culturally-sensitive way.
Superintendant of Education Annie Appleby quoted author William Van Dusen Wishard when describing Beverley — “Vision is seeing what life could be like while dealing with life as it is...it is sensing what is felt, yet unarticulated, in the public soul and giving it a voice.”
“This quote exemplifies her work whereby she reaches out to community to engage and connect,” said Appleby. “Beverley truly is an amazing woman and she has been a mentor to many of us across the Toronto District School Board.”
Beverley began her career as a teacher with the North York Board of Education. She then spent four years working with gifted students and went on to be the program leader for the western region of North York and eventually Chief Consultant for Gifted Programs in North York. Beverley was promoted to Vice-Principal and shortly after, Principal. Since 2003, she has served as Principal of Humberwood Downs Junior Middle Academy.