Superintendents of Education
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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 155,000 students in 257 schools serving the communities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.Responsibilities
Each Superintendent of Education is directly responsible for the supervision of assigned families of schools (elementary and secondary), as well as for all the support services and resources that are directed to those schools, to ensure their quality and continuous improvement. While a Superintendent of Education participates in the development of the board's policies, plans and programs through Director's Council, Leadership Council and Instructional Support Services, each one is directly responsible for supporting the implementation of these initiatives in the schools they supervise. In addition, a Superintendent of Education frequently is expected to work closely with other Superintendents in a field office, to ensure the effective management of that office's staff and resources.
In this role, Superintendents of Education must be knowledgeable of their communities and be responsive to them. They are required to develop and maintain good communications among parents, principals, trustees and resources staff. They are expected to develop collegial and supportive relationships among the principals, vice-principals and resource staff of their schools.
The specific responsibilities of each Superintendent of Education include:
- direction and support to schools in the development of achievable school success plans
- responding to parent and community concerns
- the supervision and evaluation of principals and vice-principals
- the identification and development of potential candidates for principal and vice-principal and other leadership roles
- the establishment and implementation of staff and leadership development plans for their superintendency
- all aspects of school organization for each school, including recommendations for appointments, transfers and reorganization
- all aspects of planning related to their field offices, including annual objectives, budget development and allocation of resources to schools to address identified needs and priorities
- the supervision of all matters related to students, including evaluation, student programs, placement and support, discipline, suspensions, expulsions and SALEP
- supervision of special education programs in the schools, including the procedures and follow-up related to the IPRC
- supervision of the evaluation procedures for all teachers, resource staff, department and assistant heads including recommendations for promotion, transfer and changes in contract status
In addition, each Superintendent of Education assists with:
- assignment of principals and vice-principals
- assignment of excess to school and surplus to region teachers
- evaluation of educational programs
- evaluation of principals outside their superintendency
- promotion process for principals and vice-principals
- regional reviews of programs
- annual review of special education programs and services
- assignment of support staff
- recommendations for leaves of absence
- development and maintenance of collective agreements
- contingency and emergency planning
- reorganization planning for the system as required
- enrolment projections and all aspects of accommodation
- system planning
- regional and department co-coordinating committees and system project plans as appropriate
Each Superintendent of Education reports directly to the Associate Director of School Support Services. The Superintendents of Education attend board and committee meetings, as required.
Commitment to Equity
The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.
When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as tests and skill demonstrations. We will provide employment accommodation (i.e. an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on holy days) if we are advised of an applicant's needs in advance of any part of the selection process.
Criminal Record Check
For the safety of students, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory criminal record check prior to the commencement of any employment duties. Recent changes made by the RCMP have resulted in significant processing delays for some candidates. You may wish to start the process to obtain your criminal record check as soon as possible.