Toronto District School Board

Message from the Director

I am so pleased to be a part of the Toronto District School Board and have received such a warm welcome from trustees, staff, students, parents and the wider community. 

Over the course of the first few months as Director, my main goal has been to gain a better understanding of the Board and its priorities from different perspectives. In an effort to hear from as many individuals as possible and to encourage a sense of shared leadership, I’ve held a variety of meetings. These have included a number of larger meetings with Principals/Vice Principals and business and operations leaders as well as some smaller groups, including union leaders, school staff, and parent and community advisory committees. I’ve also had the great pleasure of attending numerous school and community events where I’ve had the opportunity to connect with many people one-on-one to discuss the TDSB. It’s been an incredibly busy and productive time and I have learned so much. 

Above all else, my focus is on student achievement and supporting all students to succeed. We are the largest and most diverse school board in Canada. Our students have access to some of the most innovative programs and courses in the country. I am proud to be a part of a board where students can access such a multitude of choices and are encouraged to find and pursue what inspires them. Most importantly, Principals provide schools with strong leadership, and our talented educators offer high quality instruction. Our schools offer a welcoming, safe and caring environment for students, parents/guardians and the community. 

Over the course of my 18-month term, I look forward to working closely with trustees, staff, and all stakeholders to address some of the Board’s key priorities. Please check back to this site often, as I will be sharing my thoughts and insights as well as information about ongoing initiatives along the way. 


John Malloy
Director of Education

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About John

Dr. John Malloy, Director of Education joined the Toronto District School Board on January 4, 2016. Prior to this position, he served as an Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Student Achievement Officer with the Ontario Ministry of Education and as Director of Education for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Before that, he was a Superintendent of Education with the York Region District School Board and the Durham Catholic District School Board. Dr. Malloy received his Bachelor of Education at the University of Dayton, a Master of Education at Xavier University, and a Master of Theological Studies and Doctor of Education at the University of Toronto.

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