March 6, 2017

Peel board begins search for Director of Education

The Peel District School Board, Canada’s second largest public school board, is seeking an outstanding individual to become its next Director of Education in July 2017, or as soon thereafter as possible. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a positive, supportive and student-focused Board of Trustees.

The Peel Board continues to be a North American growth board. It is proud of its progressive, diverse and innovative educational system with a student enrolment of over 154,000 and total staff of over 16,000. The Board operates elementary and secondary schools in the communities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga with an operating budget of $1.77 billion.

The Director of Education is responsible for providing exceptional leadership. The Director will support the Peel Board’s ongoing commitment to high expectations for students and staff. Guided by the Peel Board Plan for Student Success, the Director will ensure high levels of student achievement and well-being. The Board’s decisions are driven by its mission, vision and values to provide an exceptional learning and working environment for all stakeholders.

Equity and inclusion are vital to the Peel District School Board, which has recently approved several key projects that will achieve inclusion for all through continuous progress on equity. The Board’s Equity and Inclusive Education Policy #54 reflects the Board’s commitment to provide and maintain safe and healthy environments conducive to learning and working for all. The policy affects all areas of the Board’s programs, guidelines and practices, ranging from curriculum and assessment to religious accommodation, creating a welcoming school climate and preventing discrimination and harassment.

The Board is seeking a highly effective communicator with well-developed interpersonal skills who is committed to modelling and promoting open, honest, productive communication among students, staff, parents, faith leaders, diverse communities, community members, trustees, governments, and the media. The Board requires the Director to be a visionary, adaptable educator experienced in the facilitation of setting, developing and achieving clear and measurable goals, while dealing with complex educational and organisational issues. Candidates must possess Ontario Supervisory Officer’s qualifications, and must provide evidence of success in a senior administrative/leadership role in a school board.

The selection committee will begin the review of applications by the end of March. Please submit applications electronically, including a letter of introduction, detailed resume and three professional references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the individual) to the Board’s search consultant, Dr. Laverne Smith:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.
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