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Peter Cassidy - Director - Architectural Technology '79

Peter is the principal of John Paul II Secondary School in London. As both an architectural technologist and an enthusiastic educator, Peter points to his hands-on college experience as a launch pad to his teaching career. Through his applied learning at Fanshawe, Peter honed a talent for creative design and learned to ask questions and help solve problems through collaboration—skills he continues to use in his leadership role as principal of John Paul II Secondary School.

Appreciating support of teachers who saw more potential in him than he saw in himself, Peter strives to see the best in every student. While working as a designer, he realized his passion for technology was more akin to education than industry, so he headed to teachers college. Peter then created a successful 18-year teaching career and advocated for the introduction of technology across the London District Catholic School Board curriculum before training as a principal.