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TDSB Search for Permanent Director of Education Extended

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Categories: Happenings @ TDSB

Note: On Dec. 9, 2020, the Board of Trustees approved the next steps in the recruitment process for a permanent Director of Education. For more information, including an updated timeline, please visit

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.

“While we had hoped to name a new Director by the end of the year, it’s now clear that the pandemic is posing a larger challenge to the process than initially anticipated, ” said TDSB Chair Alexander Brown.

In the meantime, the Board will reconvene the Interim Director of Education Search Committee which is responsible for recommending to the Board an Interim Director until a permanent one can be appointed. The Board will announce details on an Interim Director before December 31, 2020.

Until that time, Dr. Kathy Witherow will continue to serve as the Board’s Interim Director of Education.

“The Board continues to express our deep appreciation to Kathy for her unwavering commitment to students and staff and for her leadership in navigating the TDSB through this pandemic,” Chair Brown said.

The TDSB’s Director Search website will be updated with new timelines as soon as they are available.