The role of the Graduation Coach is to provide support to students and act as a mentor/advisor and help identify barriers, intervention points, and facilitate access and referrals to academic support and community and school resources, providing integrated support for student achievement and well-being.


Blake Taylor (he/his/him)

Indigenous Graduation Coach

Barrie North Collegiate Institute 

[email protected] 


Jean Akua Boah (she/her)

Graduation Coach for Black Students

Bear Creek SS/Eastview SS/Barrie North CI

[email protected]


Don Latondress, B.A. (Hons.), R.S.S.W. (he/him/his)

Graduation Coach for 2SLGBTQ+ Students

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