Public school board names new director of education
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has appointed a senior executive with its counterpart in Durham as its next director of education, overseeing learning for about 73,000 students in 143 schools
Camille Williams-Taylor assumes the job Jan. 1, the board said Tuesday. She has 29 years of experience in education including provincial, post-secondary and public education leadership roles, most recently with the Durham District School Board since 2011.
“Camille is a recognized leader in public education in Ontario, known for her creative and innovative leadership and her capacity to lead change,” said board chair Shirley Seward.
“We are confident that our district will benefit from her extensive knowledge and commitment to equity, inclusion and human rights.”
The board launched a search for a new director of education in May after Jennifer Adams announced her departure after eight years. Seward said they found several “exceptional” candidates.
Adams, who was praised for her “incredible leadership” and Williams-Taylor will work together in December to plan the transition.