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Director of Education - Colleen Russell-Rawlins


I am honoured to be appointed by the Board of Trustees to be the Director of Education at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).

I am motivated by the brilliance in each and every student and I am optimistic about our shared future together as a TDSB community. As Director, and along with the Senior Team, I am dedicated to using the innovations and lessons learned over the past 18 months to move beyond pandemic recovery mindset to creating greater success and well-being for every student especially for those students who are currently underserved (e.g., Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and other students). This requires us to hold ourselves accountable for enacting Truth and Reconciliation and addressing systemic racism and oppression each and every day.

On a personal note, it’s a unique privilege to return as Director of Education for the schools where I was once a student. I look forward to collaborating with students, families, staff, and communities to establish the learning conditions where students have the ability to address local and global challenges and to thrive personally in an increasingly complex world.

I invite you to explore this website to learn more about me and the experience I bring, to watch the message I shared with Trustees in June and to connect on social media.

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