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Meet Dr. Ash


Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • International Special Needs & Curriculum Design
  • Professional Growth & Development Training
  • Research & Methodology

Dr. Ashleigh Molloy is an energized and motivated leader. He is the President and Founder of the TransEd Institute, a global leader in trans-formative professional development. He consults, presents and delivers training at international conferences on varied topics. He is a respected Keynote speaker, adjunct professor, author and an internationally renowned workshop presenter who has appeared on radio, television, and digital media. He has devoted himself to the public good through building a community that includes ALL and is focused on driving innovation and delivering measurable results towards managing a sustainable transformation in education worldwide.

As a professional with extensive experience traversing three decades, he has worked with school boards, governments, NGOs, and corporations around the world. His contribution and alternative perspectives provides insight and adds momentum to strategic priorities that better serve the community of stakeholders. His career roles include experience as an education consultant, principal and board-wide administrator within the publicly funded school system. He has taught at elementary, secondary and college/university levels. He has taught special education courses/additional qualification course with George Brown College, York University and presently with Niagara University. In his previous position as a Coordinator, he applied his vision of equity among diverse cultural groups in the city by organizing an Annual International Education Symposium for secondary level students as a means of building bridges of understanding and respect for differences. Dr. Molloy has been a member of the Teacher Education Advisory Committee for Niagara University for the past 10 years.

He has facilitated training and presented globally in China, Kuwait, Bermuda, at the University of Turku (Finland), Oslo University (Norway), at the University of Monterrey (Mexico), University of San Carlos (Guatemala), Honduras, the United Kingdom, George Washington University in the USA, and at Tyndale University, Niagara University, and the University of Toronto in Canada. He has keynoted and presented at the Conference of the Americas (Monterrey, Mexico), and the Global Summit Conference (Washington, D.C.). In addition, he was a Panel Chair and speaker at the World Down Syndrome Conference held at the United Nations in New York and at the World Down Syndrome Congress in Singapore, Vancouver, and Dublin. In November 2018 he will be presenting at conferences in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates in addition to conducting school audits and staff evaluations.


2018, St. Louise de Marillac Award – Niagara University
2018, Nominee: DISES International Education Leadership Award
2018, Certificate: AdvancEd Engagement Review Team
2017, Sesquicentennial Medal, Senate of Canada
2017, Celebrating of Excellence in Scarborough Leadership Award
2017, United Nations Diversity Advantage Project Certificate
2016, Mazerolle Leadership Award (OAPCE)
2015, DSI Certificate for Outstanding Contribution as Moderator/Speaker at the United Nations WDSD.
2015, Education Excellence Award from FUNDAL Guatemala.
2014, Inauguration by SMILE of the First “Dr. Ashleigh Molloy Community Inclusion
2013, Urban Heroes Award for Toronto Scarborough, from Metroland Media
2012, Leadership Award for International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Training
Gate International, Kuwait
2012, Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (July)
2012, SMILE (Muslim Association Award (May))
2012, Community Service Humanitarian Award from the Government of Ontario (Jan)
2011, Knights of Columbus Service Award
2010, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Toronto Association of Catholic Parents
2009, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic
Education (OAPCE)
2008, Princeton Award (Academic)
2007, Educational Leader of the Year from the Council of Exceptional Children (OCEC)
2006, Order of Ontario Medal from the Lt Governor for Leadership in Educational and
Humanitarian Outreach
2005, Award of Malta from the Consul General of Malta
2004, Presidential Award of Excellence for Inclusive Heritage Education, Hungarian
Helicon Society
2003, Prince Rakoczi Medallion from the Government of Hungary
2002, Community Award, Irish Canadian Aid and Cultural Society
2001, Honourary Citizenship of Ghana, Africa
2000, Award of Excellence for Multicultural Multilingual Education, Consul General of
the Republic of Croatia



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