About Jim

Principal Jim Power

Principal Jim Power

Dr. Jim Power became the 18th Principal of Upper Canada College in August of 2004.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa., Dr. Power has a bachelor’s degree in English from College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, a master’s degree in the Art of Teaching from Boston College, and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Boston University. He also attended Columbia University on a Klingenstein Visiting Heads Fellowship.

Dr. Power started his career in independent schools in New England and taught at both the elementary and high school levels, at both co-ed and single-sex schools, and at both boarding schools and day schools. For 11 years — immediately preceding his move to UCC and to Canada — he was Head of Georgetown Preparatory School, a boys’ school in North Bethesda, Md.

In addition to demonstrating leadership in education, Dr. Power has been an active volunteer in the community throughout his career.

Dr. Power and his wife Mary have five children: four sons, who are all UCC students, and one daughter.


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