Director of Education

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  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    In the next few days, schools across York Region will be raising an Every Child Matters Flag for National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. We raise the flag to honour the thousands of lives lost and harmed in residential schools. We raise the flag to recognize the legacy of this dark chapter on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit families and communities. We raise the flag to recognize that we are living on the traditional lands of the First Peoples of this land. And we raise the flag as a symbol of our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation. 

About Bill Cober

Bill Cober first joined YRDSB in 1996. He served as an elementary school teacher until 2005, when he was appointed as Vice Principal. In 2008, he was appointed Principal, moving to Principal on Assignment, Operations, Education and Community Services in 2016. He was promoted to the role of Superintendent in 2020, serving as Superintendent of Schools with CEC West until 2022, when he moved into Superintendent of Human Resources Services and Chief Negotiator. 

He brings nearly 30 years of experience in public education in York Region, and has extensive educational leadership experience, as well as experience in municipal government. Bill has strengths in relationship building, strategic decision making and building equitable and inclusive organizations. He has a collaborative and strategic approach to leadership and a passionate belief in the capacity and potential of all students. 

Bill’s background includes rich and diverse educational, instructional, organizational, operational, governance and relational leadership skills and experiences.

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Director of Education Bill Cober