Superintendent of Education Selection Process

The York Region District School Board believes that attracting, recruiting and promoting exemplary staff members supports the mission of advancing student achievement and well-being. In line with the Board’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan and the Director’s Action Plan, the Superintendent Selection Process meets the Board’s succession planning goals and talent development needs and contributes to building a workforce reflective of the communities we serve.

We are seeking applications from highly motivated, professionally qualified educational leaders for the position of Superintendent of Education that reflect the domains and competencies as outlined in the YRDSB Leadership Framework for Supervisory Officers (PDF).

The selection process for Superintendent Candidates is led by a Coordinating Team consisting of Human Resource Services Staff, and Senior Administration.

Successful applicants will be recommended to the Pool of Candidates Eligible for Appointment to Senior Team.  Candidates will be maintained in this pool for a maximum of three years at which time a review will take place to determine the candidate’s eligibility to remain in the pool.  Appointments to Senior Team will support the system’s continued focus on the achievement and well-being of our underserved and underperforming students, as determined through ongoing demonstrated leadership skills.


Pre-Screening Requirements for Superintendent Candidates

  • Supervisory Officers’ certificate (Academic); or an Ontario Ministry of Education and Training Supervisory Officers’ certificate as of August 31, 2023 (and must meet the requirements under the SO Qualifications standards under OCT and Ministry of Education Act Article 2.0.1).

  • Resume (max. 3 pages) and Cover Letter (1 page)

  • Completion of Apply to Education (ATE) screening questions , ​e.g. discipline history, record of Principal Performance Appraisal (PPA), Ontario College of Teachers, etc.)

  • References to be provided at time of application; references will not be contacted until Stage 3

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