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Senior Leadership Team

UCC’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT) sets the strategic direction of the College and leads its implementation, ensuring appropriate resources are in place and effectively managed to achieve the College’s goals. The SLT is accountable for ensuring high standards of excellence across academics, programs, operations and advancement opportunities.

Meet the Team

List of 9 items.

  • Sam McKinney


    Sam is the 19th Principal of Upper Canada College. Under his leadership, the College has set a course for the next decade — through its Strategic Directions: Towards 2029. Sam chairs the Senior Leadership Team and reports to the Board of Governors.

  • Sarah Fleming

    Head, Preparatory School

    Sarah leads the College's Prep faculty and staff to deliver excellence in teaching and learning for students in Senior Kindergarten through Year 7.
  • Dr. Jeff Aitken

    Head, Upper School

    Jeff leads the College's Upper School faculty including the College's boarding program to deliver excellence in teaching and learning for students in Year 8 through 12. 
  • Dr. Julia Kinnear

    Academic Dean

    Julia oversees the College's academic program, from Senior Kindergarten through Year 12. She leads all International Baccalaureate elements, curriculum development, and the Wernham West Centre for Learning.
  • Dr. Alejandro Adler

    Dean of Student Life and Wellbeing

    Alejandro oversees the College’s whole-school approach to wellbeing curricular and co-curricular programs and policies including embedding wellbeing skills in the academic curriculum, Athletics, Student Health Services, Creativity, Activity & Service, Horizons, and Norval.
  • Patti MacNicol

    Vice-Principal, Administration and Innovation

    Patti is the Vice-Principal of Administration and Innovation and is responsible for all non-academic services including finance, IT, facilities, food services, housekeeping, security, rental operations, and UCC's Summer Camps and Summer Life programs.
  • Brendan Dellandrea ’01

    Vice-Principal, Advancement

    Brendan leads all annual and special fundraising, capital campaigns, alumni and constituent relations, and all community and school-wide communications. Brendan also leads the implementation of school-wide strategic development.
  • Emily Moir

    Vice-Principal, Enrolment Management

    Emily is responsible for the recruitment and admission of new students and for external marketing of the College locally and world-wide.
  • Thomas Lindell

    Vice-Principal, People and Culture

    Thomas leads the human resource function, directing leadership and culture development, succession planning, employee relations and diversity, equity and inclusion, talent and success management, policies and compliance, change management and organizational development.
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