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Gloria Antifaiff, M.Ed., Ph.D.

Dr. Antifaiff is currently the Principal Leadership Consultant for the Alberta College of School Superintendents (CASS). Before this role, she was the Dean for the School of Education at Red Deer College and Board Chair for the Central Alberta Regional Consortium (CARC). Prior to these experiences, she was a superintendent in a rural school division in Saskatchewan for several years, with lead responsibilities in instruction, assessment, curriculum, technology, and schools. Dr. Antifaiff has continued to teach throughout her administrative career. She was a sessional instructor at the University of Regina, teaching undergraduate courses in educational technology. She was a sessional instructor at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology in the Early Childhood Education program. She taught at the University of Alberta in the Master of Education in Educational Studies program. And most recently, she is a principal faculty member in the City University in Canada Master of Education in Leadership program.

Awards
  • City University of Seattle President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Canadian Presidential Award for Reading and Technology, International Literacy Association (x3)
  • Douglas/Brown Award in Instructional Technologies, University of Saskatchewan
Research Interests

System education leadership, pre-service teacher education, educational technology, literacy, narrative inquiry, and appreciative inquiry.

Publications

Antifaiff, G. & Henderson, H. (2023) Recommendations as perceived by Alberta senior k‒12 School district leaders during the global pandemic. Leaders & Learners: The official magazine of the Canadian Association of School System Administrators. https://www.cassa-acgcs.ca/cms/lib/ON01929128/Centricity/Domain/34/LL_Mag_2022-2023_Winter.pdf

Ciurysek, S., Antifaiff, G., Lemire, M., Abrahamowicz, K. (2022). Future directions for professional learning approaches. The CASSConnection, 18(2), p. 12-13.

Antifaiff, G. (2016). Senior administrators in school divisions (re)composing stories to live by: A narrative inquiry. University of Regina OurSpace. https://ourspace.uregina.ca/handle/10294/7679

Antifaiff, G. (2005). Ebooks for young readers. School Libraries in Canada,  25(1), 76-77.

Erlandson, M. & Antifaiff G. (2004). Literature circles in action: Lesson plans. SaskEducation.Antifaiff, G. (2002). Technology mentorship project. University of Saskatchewan. 

Schwier, R. A., Akerman, M., Antifaiff, G., Arthur, P., Balbar, S., Brown, T., Byers, J., Clark, G., Couros, A., Hansen, C., Pinder, D., Pratte, D., Scheirer, B., Schindelka, B. (2001). The day the technology died: A tale of murder and redemption in a virtual mentorship project. Media News, 27(3), 1,3-4.

Antifaiff, G. (2000). Integrating technology into the curriculum. University of Saskatchewan.

Teaching Philosophy

Dr. Antifaiff’s teaching philosophy is that the role of the instructor is to ensure students achieve far beyond the knowledge of the instructor.  This means creating a classroom environment that invites diverse perspectives and opinions of all to further learning.

Courses
  • ECC 510 – Technology Tools and Information Literacy
  • EEA 535 – Dimensions of Educational Leadership
  • EEA 641 – Leadership Internship in Student Services
  • EEA 642 – Leadership Internship II
  • EEA 644 – Leadership Internship lll
  • EEA 650 – Project and Portfolio Presentation
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