Dori has been a Toronto District School Board educator for 40 years, serving in classroom, guidance, special needs, recruitment, and leadership capacities. In her role as principal, she created a number of community-based programs within her schools to support and engage students and families. Currently retired, she continues to substitute in schools at a leadership level.
In her role as principal, Dori led a number of initiatives focusing on continuous school improvement, assessment and evaluation as well as effective hiring practices and preparation for successful interviews. She worked in partnership with teachers, parents and community leaders and agencies to effect positive change within her schools. With the help of a local children’s mental health agency, she developed an in school support program for “at risk” students, resulting in ease of access for families requiring additional counselling.
Her volunteer commitment has been with Yorktown Family Services, where she has served as President of the Board of Directors and as Past President where she sits on the Executive Committee and Property Committee of the board. Yorktown is a dual agency comprised of Yorktown Child and Family Centre, a children’s mental health centre coupled with Yorktown Shelter for Women. Its governance boards place their main focus on development to support the agency and its program needs.
She has a B.A. from Queen’s University, and a Masters in Education and Guidance & Counseling Specialist from University of Toronto.