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DDSB Appoints New Associate Director/Academic

June 20, 2018

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Fisher to the position of Associate Director/Academic.


Fisher will work in the newly created role together with Associate Director/Corporate David Visser, each within their specific portfolio. This appointment is effective July 3, 2018.


Fisher has been the Superintendent of Education: Family of Schools Lead / Leadership / Operations / School Effectiveness from 2016-present. He was previously a Superintendent of Education - Family of Schools, Safe Schools and Well-Being at Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board from 2013-2016. Past experiences also include: Student Achievement Officer, Ontario Ministry of Education; Special Education Officer with Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board.


Fisher will take on the position as Associate Director/Academic supporting Family of Schools Superintendents and continue to guide both Leadership and Operations. He is also a DDSB alumni, having graduated from Southwood Park Public School and Henry Street High School.


"The Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Mark Fisher in the new role of Associate Director/Academic," says Board Chair Michael Barrett. "Mark is a valuable member of our team and keen on developing system leaders and partnerships supporting student well-being and achievement.  As a graduate of our schools, Mark is well positioned to understand the needs and uniqueness of students and families in Durham. The Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Mark to his new role."


"Mark is a valued member of our team and brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and exemplary work ethic. He is also a champion for Principals and Vice Principals, helping them to achieve their career goals. Mark has also worked with our DDSB team to create the Indigenous and Racialized School Leadership Program which supports our Equity and Diversity portfolio within the board," says Lisa Millar, Director of Education.


The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. The DDSB employs 7,600 teaching and educational services staff. With 130 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres, the DDSB accommodates more than 70,000 regular day students and thousands more who take advantage of a wide variety of continuing education and adult credit courses. More information can be found on the DDSB's website at Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DurhamDSB and YouTube at DurhamDSB.


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