Superintendent of Education Pool

by Grand Erie District School Board

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2023

Job Description

The Grand Erie District School Board is seeking dynamic, passionate and dedicated educational leaders to provide ongoing support to create positive outcomes for students. The Grand Erie District School Board is inviting applications for inclusion in the Superintendent of Education Pool (elementary).
We are located in the southern portion of the province of Ontario. The Board spans a geographic area encompassing the City of Brantford and the Counties of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk and the main office is located in Brantford. The district serves 26,600 students, including 410 on Education Services Agreements. The district has 58 elementary schools and 14 secondary schools, in rural and urban settings, with 2,800 employees. 
Successful applicants for inclusion in the Superintendent of Education Pool (elementary) must hold the following qualifications:
  • Have a minimum of five years of successful experience as a principal or superintendent
  • Hold a Supervisory Officer certificate (or working towards SOQP (completed by January 2024)

As a member of the Board’s senior administrative team, reporting to the Director of Education, the successful candidate(s) will:
  • demonstrate expertise as a strong instructional leader.
  • demonstrate the ability to motivate, lead and supervise an area of elementary schools.
  • have proven ability to develop the capacities of staff by building on their strengths.
  • have experience with, understanding of and ability to facilitate family of school learning sessions
  • have Indigenous lived experience
  • have proven ability to develop the capacities of staff by building on their strengths
  • motivate, lead and promote systematic use of assessment and evidence-based data to improve student learning outcomes.
  • demonstrate superior leadership ability, communication and organizational skills, and proven commitment to student success, equity and well-being.
  • work in partnership and collaborate with a team of system leaders.

Successful applicants to the pool will be appointed as positions become available.  The pool will be in effect for a period of 2 years after which time applicants will have to re-apply.
Completed packages should be addressed to JoAnna Roberto, Director of Education, and are to be submitted electronically to by 12 noon on February 3, 2023.

Interviews will take place in late mid-March.
Please submit your application which includes a cover letter and 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 of at least three professional references.
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.

Grand Erie District School Board recognizes Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, as the longstanding peoples of this territory. We honour, recognize, and respect these communities as well as all First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples who reside within Grand Erie District School Board. We are all stewards of these lands and waters where we now gather, learn and play, and commit to working together in the spirit of Reconciliation.

Grand Erie District School Board actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
  • persons who identify as women; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. 
In accordance with Section 29(2) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1989 and under the authority of the Education Act, personal information is being collected for the purpose of determining eligibility for the above mentioned position. We are committed to equity in our employment practices.
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