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Note: The next steps in the recruitment process for a permanent Director of Education including timelines are expected to be determined by the Board at its meeting scheduled for December 9, 2020.

The Toronto District School Board is in the process of recruiting its next Director of Education. This process is being led by a Trustee Director Search Committee, in partnership with Mandrake,an executive search firm. 

The Director of Education job posting closed on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020.

The Trustee Director Search Committee is made up of 11 elected trustees. This committee was selected to represent the four different Learning Centres; provide oversight, guidance and direction in the selection of the new Director of Education; and represent the TDSB and all of its stakeholders. This committee will also interview and select candidates for final approval for hire.  

Mandrake has been retained as an external executive search firm to run and manage the recruitment process. Their role is to provide advice to and represent the interests of the Trustee Director Search Committee. They will also play a role in interviewing and assessing interested and qualified candidates.

Below you will find more information about the process, including key dates, consultations and contact information.


(Please note that dates are subject to change)


  • Stakeholder Consultations


  • Stakeholder Consultations Continue
    • Public Delegations, Oct. 1, 2020
  • Final Approval of Director Search Criteria
    • Committee of the Whole, followed by a Special Board Meeting, Oct. 6, 2020
  • Candidate Recruitment 
    • Job Posting: Oct. 7, 2020
    • Job Closing: Oct. 28, 2020


  • Candidate Interviews and Assessment

Consultations / Information Sessions

Stakeholder Consultations

Various TDSB stakeholders had the opportunity to participate in an electronic survey that will inform the specific job criteria, accomplishments, experience and background that will be used to create the candidate profile for recruitment. Stakeholders included: leadership staff, trustees, union and federated leaders, Chairs of Community Advisory Committees, Chairs of the Special Education Advisory Committee and Chairs of the Parent Involvement Advisory Committee. 


Informational Webinar 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Learn more about the recruitment process for the next Director of Education. This online event included a presentation, as well as a question and answer portion for community participation. Watch the recorded video of the webinar and view the presentation: 




Public Delegations 

September 15, September 16 and October 1, 2020

The evenings of Tuesday, September 15 (7 p.m.), Wednesday, September 16 (4:30 p.m.) and Thursday, October 1 (4:30 p.m.) were reserved to hear from the public on the required Career Experience and Accomplishments and Leadership Attributes and Personal Values for the next Director of Education. 


The Director of Education job posting closed on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. 

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact:


Vice President Charles Lennox
416-922-5600 x 246



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