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Deani Van Pelt

Deani Van Pelt is a Cardus Senior Fellow, the President of Edvance Christian Schools Association, and a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute, where she formerly served as the Director of the Barbara Mitchell Centre for Improvement in Education.

Deani holds a B.Commerce (McMaster University), B.Ed. (University of Toronto), and Master's and Ph.D. in Education (Western University). She is an Ontario Certified Teacher and formerly taught in both Christian and public secondary schools. She was also previously Associate Professor of Education and Director of Teacher Education at Redeemer University College.

Bio last modified December 7th, 2022.

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Of Earth and Son

Deani Van Pelt keeps close to her the constant reminder that the words on her son's tombstone – words from the gospel, words of faith – would not be there without the support of the community who helped raise her son into a devoted follower of Christ.