Bruce Carmody – Storyteller
Bruce Carmody is a retired educator who spent 35 years with the former Scarborough Board of Education where he was a teacher, vice-principal and, for the last 23 years of his career, principal, including 10 years as a principal in French Immersion schools.
Since retiring from education in June 1998, Bruce has pursued a new career, as a storyteller, an interest he developed while teaching. He is a former president of The Storytellers School of Toronto (now Storytelling Toronto) and remains actively involved with the organization. He is also a member of Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada.
As a storyteller, Bruce narrates in both English and French across the province of Ontario. He offers storytelling programs and workshops for all ages including workshops for students and teachers. Themes include French Canadian tales and legends, multicultural stories, stories from the Native Peoples, as well as creation and seasonal stories. Workshops are available for all students in the elementary and secondary grades. Bruce also offers specific French programs for Francophone schools, Core and FSL school programs.