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Dr. Kathy Witherow is the Interim Director of Education for the Toronto District School Board. Before this appointment, and since June 2018, Kathy was the TDSB’s Associate Director, Leadership, Learning, and School Improvement. Kathy has been an instrumental part of the TDSB’s senior management team, leading the safe re-opening of the TDSB’s 583 in-person schools and virtual schools during the COVID -19 pandemic. Kathy previously served as Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Services with the York Region District School Board. Her teaching experience includes many years as an elementary and secondary classroom teacher, a Special Education teacher and a school administrator. Kathy was also an instructor in the Masters of Education programs at the University of Toronto and Queen’s University. Before joining the TDSB, Kathy served in the Ontario Ministry of Education, where she led a team of Student Achievement Officers to support continuous system and school improvement.

Headshot photograph of interim director Dr. Kathy Witherow

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