Dr. Sandra Boyes Promoted to Executive Director of CCBE

Discovering how boys learn best is the goal of the Crescent Centre for Boys’ Education (CCBE). Founded in 2020, the Centre's vision is to be the beacon for boys’ education in Canada and to increase Crescent’s global position as a leading school for boys. Beginning July 1, Dr. Sandra Boyes will assume the role of Executive Director of the CCBE on a full-time basis.

In her role, Dr. Boyes will lead new research about the teaching and learning of boys through global collaboratives and local initiatives. She will oversee all faculty professional learning activities, supporting teachers’ onboarding, mentoring, coaching, and development. Finally, she will design and implement mission-aligned parent education for those inside and outside the school community.
Dr. Boyes holds a doctorate in education from OISE/University of Toronto in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning. A Crescent faculty member for 28 years, she has served as Head of Lower School since 2011 and is currently our Executive Director, Professional Learning and Research. She is also a member of the IBSC Research Committee, where she co-chairs the Special Interest Group in Relational Learning.  

“Dr. Boyes is eminently qualified for this position,” says Headmaster Michael Fellin. “I eagerly anticipate the impact that she and the CCBE will have on Crescent School and boys’ education globally.” 

Since its inception, the CCBE has been under the part-time direction of Boyes and Head of Libraries and CCBE Director of Research Ms. Trish Cislak. Ms. Cislak continues in her role alongside Dr. Boyes.