Karen Falconer is the Interim Director of Education for the Toronto District School Board. Karen brings over four decades of education and leadership experience to the role, including having served as an Interim Associate Director, Executive Superintendent, Principal and Teacher at the TDSB, as well as a French-language teacher in Montreal and Scarborough. For years, she has focused her efforts on serving the students and families of underserved and marginalized communities, in keeping with her commitment to ensure that all students across the system experience high levels of success and well-being.
Karen has also earned a reputation for establishing innovative programs, including collaborating with government services and agencies to welcome newcomers and refugees to school communities; securing funding for nutrition programs; and developing community partnerships.
Most recently, in her role as Interim Associate Director, Karen has been able to draw on her wealth of experiences to continue the important work of the Multi-Year Strategic Plan, all while working with Trustees, staff and school communities to overcome many challenges of the current pandemic.
On a personal level, Karen and her husband are hugely proud of their two sons, who are both graduates of the TDSB.