Sylvia Parris

Chief Executive Officer

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Sylvia Parris

As CEO of the DBDLI, Sylvia provides leadership to the organization through the identification of opportunities, awareness and capacity building, and the implementation of initiatives designed to improve the education environment for African Nova Scotian learners and educators.

Sylvia has over 30 years of experience in the field of education. Additionally, she has extensive public sector involvement through which she has gained a deep understanding for what it takes to conduct meaningful policy analysis, implement research-informed initiatives, strengthen community engagement, and develop relevant education, and capacity building projects.

Known for getting things done in a thoughtful, respectful and engaging way, Sylvia’s experience, knowledge and leadership qualities are highly regarded.

“I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.” —Maya Angelou