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Director of Education

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Sheryl Robinson Petrazzini

905.527.5092 ext. x 2297

  • Communications & Community Engagement Department (Manager)
  • Executive Council
  • Executive Team (Director, 2 Associate Directors)
  • Human Resource Services Division (Superintendent)
  • Human Rights and Equity Advisor
  • Research & Analytics (Manager)
  • Safe Schools Action Plan (Superintendent)
  • Trustee Officer
  • Board Governance Committee
  • HW Managers’ Cabinet
  • HWPC Shared Leadership
  • HWSTS Governance Committee
  • Board Human Resource Committee
  • HWDSB Annual Plan – Effective Communication
  • HWDSB Annual Plan – Partnerships
  • HWDSB Annual Plan – Positive Culture and Well-Being (Co-Lead)
  • HWDSB Equity Action Plan
  • Positive (Ed Centre) Climate Team
  • Provincial Mental Health Assist Initiative (Ministry CODE Contact)
  • Strategic Directions and Annual Plans Implementation/BIPSA
  • System and Service Leaders Meetings
  • Terms and Conditions – Executive Council

Associate Director, Support Services

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Matthew Gerard

905.527.5092 ext. x 2500

  • Business Services Division (Senior Manager)
  • Facilities Management Division (Senior Manager)
  • HW Student Transportation Services Department (General Manager)
  • Instructional & Informational Technology (IIT) Division (Senior Manager)
  • Board Audit Committee
  • Board Finance & Facilities Committee
  • HW Managers’ Cabinet
  • HWPC Shared Leadership
  • HWSTS Administrative Committee
  • Archives
  • HWDSB Annual Plan – School Renewal
  • HWDSB Foundation Treasurer
  • OnSIS

Associate Director, Learning Services

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Sue Dunlop

905.527.5092 ext. x 2624

  • Equity and Well-Being Division (Superintendent)
  • Family of Schools Division (5 Superintendents)
  • Indigenous Education and Indigenous Cultural Safety (Lead)
  • Program Division (Superintendent)
  • Specialized Services Division (Superintendent)
  • Board Policy Committee
  • Board Program Committee
  • First Nations Metis Inuit Community Advisory Committee
  • HW Managers’ Cabinet
  • HWPC Shared Leadership
  • Contingency Planning Table
  • Coordination of Executive Assistants (Supervision by Superintendents)
  • Executive Council Learning
  • HWDSB Annual Plan – Student Learning and Achievement (Lead)
  • Leadership Strategy
  • Principal/Vice-Principal Learning (oversight)
  • Student Data Strategy

Superintendent of Human Resource Services

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Jamie Nunn

905.527.5092 ext. x 2753

  • Human Resource Services (Senior Manager)
  • Board Human Resources Committee
  • Central Joint Health and Safety Committee
  • Strategic Wellness and Absence Management Plan
  • Employment Equity Audit Action Plan
  • Collective Bargaining/Collective Agreements/Terms and Conditions
  • Compliance Training & Occupational Health and Safety
  • Employee Support and Wellness
  • Performance Appraisals (TPA, NTIP, PPA, EPAS)
  • Principal/Vice-Principal Promotion Process
  • Professional Development & Recruitment
  • Staffing and Operations

Superintendent of Program

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Bill Torrens

905.527.5092 ext. x 2624

  • Elementary and Secondary Program (2 Principals)
  • Pre-K Early Years (Manager)
  • System Learning Commons (Manager)
  • Board Program Committee
  • French as a Second Language Community Advisory Committee
  • 21st Century Learning Strategy
  • Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting/EQAO
  • Early Reading Strategy
  • French Immersion Strategy
  • Math Strategy
  • Outdoor Education Strategy
  • Remote Learning Program
  • Specialized Learning Programs
  • Student Success Strategy

Superintendent of Specialized Services

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Peggy Blair

905.527.5092 ext. x 2625

  • Autism and Neurodevelopment Services (Manager)
  • Behaviour Analytic Services (Manager)
  • Education Community Partnership Programs (ECPP) (Principal)
  • Glenwood (Vice-Principal)
  • Psychological Services (Manager)
  • Reading and Writing Intervention (Principal)
  • Special Education (2 Principals)
  • Speech and Language Services
  • SEAC Committee
  • Multi-year Accessibility Plan
  • Special Education Strategy

Superintendent on Special Assignment, Safe Schools Action Plan, and Student Well-Being

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Sharon Stephanian

905.527.5092 ext. 2386

  • Mental Health (Manager)
  • Safe Schools Action Plan (Principal)
  • Social Work – School Based Supports (Manager)
  • Social Work – System Supports and Mental Health (Manager)
  • HWDSB Annual Plan – Positive Culture and Well-Being (Co-Lead)
  • Profiling Excellence
  • Safe Schools Review Panel Action Plan Implementation

Superintendent of Equity and Safe Schools

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Paul Denomme

905.527.5092 ext. 2386

  • Equity (Principal)
  • Safe Schools
  • Faith Community Advisory Committee
  • Human Rights and Equity Advisory Committee
  • Equity & Inclusive Education (Board Contact)
  • HWDSB Annual Plan – Positive Culture and Well-Being (Co-Lead)
  • Safe Schools
    • Suspension & Expulsion Process including Gateway Program
    • Police Board Liaison
    • Community Mapping
    • PPM 166 Implementation

Superintendent of Student Achievement

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Estella Jones

905.527.5092 ext. x 2361

  • Student Engagement – Arts and Athletics (Supervisor)
  • SEF/Continuous Learning and Improvement Lead (Graduation Goal, 7-12)
  • Student Senate and support for Shakowennagara:tats (in collaboration with Indigenous Lead and Paul Denomme) 
  • Student Voice, Engagement & Leadership

Superintendent of Student Achievement

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Adnan Shahbaz

905.527.5092 ext. x 2622

Superintendent of Student Achievement

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Simon Goodacre

905.527.5092 ext. x 2304

  • Parent Involvement Committee (in collaboration with Estella Jones) 
  • FOS 3
  • Home & School and School Councils
  • School Year Calendar

Superintendent of Student Achievement

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Gerry Smith

905.527.5092 ext. x 2673

  • FOS 4
  • Continuing Education (Principal)
  • International Education and Welcome Centre (Principal)
  • A.S.S.T.
  • ESL/ESD Strategy
  • Foundations of Health Schools (K-12) – Board Contact

Superintendent of Student Achievement

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Jane Macpherson

905.527.5092 ext. x 2626

  • Learning Recovery (Principal)
  • System Alternative Education (Principal , 2 Vice-Principals)
  • Rural Schools Community Advisory Committee
  • SAL Committee
  • SEF/Continuous Learning and Improvement Lead (Reading Goal, K-6)

Human Rights and Equity Advisor (HREA)

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Yohana Otite

905.527.5092 ext. x 2039

  • Human Rights Early Resolution (Supervisor)
  • Human Rights and Equity Advisory Committee
  • Human Rights Office
  • Equity Action Plan
  • Human Rights Complaint Process
Updated on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.
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