The WMFC would like to extend a big thank you to Paul Kitchen for sponsoring the 2016 Educational Forum.
Paul Kitchen – Bio
Paul was one of the longest serving Heads of independent schools in Canada, retiring last June after 29 years. Paul’s boarding school experience began over 50 years ago in 1965 when he enrolled at St. Andrews College in Aurora and continued after graduating from the University of Toronto, where he played varsity football and rugby. He became the Head of Phys Ed and Athletic Director at Ridley College in St. Catherines and after six years, returned to St. Andrews College, this time as a teacher and Housemaster. In 1987, Paul was appointed Head of Rothesay Netherwood School in Rothesay, New Brunswick, which, in its 110th year, was suffering from low enrollment, a poorly maintained campus and a tattered reputation. All that changed dramatically and RNS has grown from 100 students to its present full capacity of 272.
During his tenure Paul contributed to CA+IS (Canadian Accredited Indpendent Schools) as President and board member, and to the Atlantic Conference of Independent Schools, where he also served as PResident. Paul and his wife, Elizabeth, have between them five children and 10 grandchildren. They enjoy their time in their new home on the Saint John River near Rothesay, N.B.
At RNS, Paul was able to implement his vision that this school should have the warmth of Atlantic Canada, be innovative in its teaching and learning, have happy students who are working hard and reaching their potential in all aspects. RNS’s beautiful campus, full enrollment and a universal IB Program all point to Paul’s contribution and leadership at Rothesay Netherwood School.