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Durham District School Board
Ignite Learning

Leadership development is the foundation of the
Durham District School Board
The development of exemplary leadership skills which align with the Durham Directions goals to Ensure Openness, Accountability and Safety, Promote Student Achievement and Discovery and Implement Equitable Principles and Practices are fundamental for all stakeholders—teachers, administrators and support staff at all levels of the organization. The Durham District School Board is committed to providing professional development to develop and support leadership skills through the system.
  • Advance Inspired Leadership Strategic PlanBuild capacity for leadership at all levels of the organization,
  • Define guidelines and criteria for promotion to positions of
    added responsibility,
  • Ensure a high level of accountability in all leadership positions,
  • Provide exemplary and current professional development which
    supports leaders in the system.


  • Teacher Leadership—Chairs, Heads, Facilitators, Coaches,
  • Departments—Managers, Chiefs, Supervisors,
  • School Administrators—Principals, Vice Principals, Administrative Officers,
  • Senior Administrators—Trustees, Superintendents, Director,
  • Community—Parents, Business partners, Faculties.



Ongoing Professional Development Available in Durham

Principal’s Qualification Program, Part One and Two
Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program
Masters of Education
  • Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York—
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)—
Contact Us
For additional information or Leadership development inquiries, ​please contact:

Michelle MacDonald
Leadership Officer
Brent Woodward
Leadership Officer

Aida Poulin
Administrative Secretary (Acting)


Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East,
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6 Canada

Phone: 905-666-5500
Fax: 905-666-6474
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3968
TTY 905-666-6943, 877-868-5575
© Durham District School Board, 2013