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Director of Education | Hastings and Prince Edward DSB | Apply by June 11, 2019

Director of Education

An exciting opportunity for an approachable, visionary senior educator to strengthen a supportive, compassionate culture of inclusion and collaboration, and lead the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to explore the possibilities of today and tomorrow.

Situated in the heart of beautiful South Eastern Ontario, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) serves approximately 15,000 students each day in 40 schools (33 elementary; one K-12; two 7-12; and four secondary), with an annual operating budget of $200+ million. Supporting student achievement is the goal of approximately 1,800 teaching and support staff who, along with caring volunteers and community partners, share their passion for teaching and learning. The district covers a wide geographic area, stretching 200 km from Lake Ontario northward to Algonquin Park. The Board’s administrative office is located in Belleville.

Committed to student achievement and well-being, and recognizing that each student is an individual, with unique interests, goals and strengths, the Board is working to ensure that all students feel invested in and fully supported on their chosen pathway to graduation. This is where you can make your mark as the new Director of Education.

This is a crucial mandate for a leader who has experience with cutting-edge instructional practice, is committed to the continuous improvement of student learning, with a K-12 focus on global competencies, and can adapt effectively to the changing landscape of education and implement initiatives that will move the Board toward an exciting and successful future. Passionate about public education, community engagement and student success, you are prepared to establish a proactive communication strategy that will build on positive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders — from staff, students and parents, to trustees and unions, to Indigenous communities and diverse newcomers.

As Director of Education, your clear commitment to addressing the needs of Indigenous peoples as you enhance student success and well-being will be evident. You will have experience in initiating and championing innovative approaches to addressing educational inequities in Indigenous communities.

As Director of Education, you welcome the challenge and opportunity of embracing new ideas and adding fresh perspective to the Board, creating a common understanding of purpose, refocusing priorities, unifying the Board, as well as developing and implementing a new strategic plan to meet the evolving learning needs of HPEDSB's rural and urban communities. In this key role, you will draw upon your strengths as an advocate for innovation in education, including the effective, proactive use of new and emerging technologies, and your political acumen in championing and embedding leading governance practices by working with, and supporting, the Board of Trustees in an open, transparent and trusted relationship.

As you transition successfully into this high-impact, highly visible role, the Board will rely on you to build trust and credibility with all interested parties with a special focus on engaging the student voice. You will further enhance the HPEDSB culture of inclusion. You will also evaluate and optimize the allocation of resources across the Board to create financial stability as the Board emerges from a three year financial recovery plan. You will be a catalyst for the growth of others and will unite and empower the senior leadership team and maximize its contribution to the overall success of the Board.

With a track record of success combining Supervising Officer papers with a Master’s degree and system leadership experience working within a school board, with demonstrated acumen in financial accountability in a small to medium system, you are adept at holding yourself and others accountable for actions and deliverables, at building a vision and at executing a strategic plan for an organization.

A highly collaborative, inclusive decision-maker and a confident servant leader, you are clear, open, responsive and empowering, recognized for your high emotional intelligence, integrity and visibility, and your ability to listen to, engage with, and leverage the diverse perspectives of trustees, educators, support staff, students, parents and community leaders. You are equally known for building staff capacity by providing opportunities and strong mentorship, and for gaining the respect of staff, students and parents through empathetic, consistent leadership.

Informed by research and evidence, you are an assured manager of change, able to strengthen, inspire and motivate the senior management team, and build capacity through focused instructional intervention and family engagement. Having worked successfully in diverse communities, both rural and urban, with families and stakeholders to enhance student success and well-being, you are highly committed to equity and inclusion, in addressing the needs of diverse communities, and conversant with effective interventions to eliminate barriers to success.

To be considered for this pivotal mandate with high visibility, accountability and impact, please send your resume, in confidence, specifying the job title in the subject line of your email, by June 11, 2019, to

HPEDSB is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available, upon request, during all phases of the recruitment process.

401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
Phone: 416-364-6229

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Superintendent of Education | Grand Erie DSB | Apply by June 12, 2019

Superintendent of Education

The Grand Erie District School Board’s 2,800 employees provide quality education to approximately 26,000 full- time equivalent students who attend our 71 schools. The Board spans a geographic area encompassing the City of Brantford and the Counties of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk.

The Board is currently seeking an outstanding educational leader to become Superintendent of Education.

The successful applicant will have:

  • superior communication and interpersonal skills;
  • demonstrated curriculum leadership and the ability to support student achievement initiatives in schools;
  • a track record for innovation and change management;
  • demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to foster positive working relationships with staff and parents
  • exemplary organizational and planning skills
  • demonstrated openness, cooperation, initiative and sound judgement

The Superintendent must also have a range of educational experiences which should include a strong background in providing leadership in the areas of administrative portfolios, school supervision and the school improvement process.

Reporting to the Director of Education and as a member of the senior administration team, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • the supervision of a family of schools, principals; and
  • other functions related to system level portfolios

Candidates must possess Ontario Supervisory Officer qualifications as outlined in Ontario Regulation 309. In addition, candidates must have experience as a principal.

The start date of this position is approximately August 15, 2019.

If your qualifications, positive attitude and commitment to excellence make you an ideal candidate for this position, please submit your application which includes a complete resume and a one-page description about the expected impact you will have as an educational leader in Grand Erie as well as the names and telephone numbers of at least three professional references (including your current supervisor).

Written application for this position must be received by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 12, 2019. Apply to:

      Brenda Blancher, Director of Education
      Grand Erie District School Board
      349 Erie Avenue, Brantford, ON N3T 5V3
      Fax: (519) 759-5362 or by Email:

Applicants with a disability that requires an accommodation to enable their participation in the interview process should advise the Board when contacted for an interview. Any assessment and selection materials and processes used in the interview process can be made available in an accessible format, upon request in advance.

All new employees are required to submit an original Police Record Check (which includes a vulnerable sector search) acceptable to the Board prior to commencement of employment.

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Superintendent of Education | Peel DSB | Apply by June 21, 2019

Superintendent of Education

Share the challenge of shaping our future to inspire success, confidence and hope in each student.

The Peel District School Board is a recognized leader in helping students learn, achieve success and prepare for the global workplace of the 21st century. We are the second largest school board in Canada, with 153,800 students in 253 schools, serving the communities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.

If you are an innovative education leader, seize this opportunity to join our dynamic senior team. We are creating a list of qualified candidates for future leadership positions, and invite applications from individuals who have a Supervisory Officer Certificate, or are currently enrolled in the SOQP and will obtain their certificate no later than August 1, 2020. With an outstanding educational background that includes an excellent performance appraisal within the last 5 years, you will demonstrate a depth and breadth of leadership experiences encompassing a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Principal. Experience in both the elementary and secondary panels is an asset.

For detailed information about this opportunity and application details, please visit the job board in the "Jobs" section of our website at

A completed application package is due electronically, no later than Friday, June 21, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., addressed to:

Director of Education

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing selected candidates. For the safety of students, all school board staff need to provide a satisfactory criminal record check prior to the commencement of employment.

The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We will provide reasonable accommodation, based on any of the Human Rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance.

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