DDSB Appoints New Superintendent – Stephen Nevills

Posted On Tuesday July 16, 2019

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Nevills to the position of Superintendent of Education, Secondary Curriculum and Family of Schools. The vacancy to be filled by Mr. Nevills was created by the upcoming retirement of Superintendent Anne Marie Laginski.

Nevills will work in the team of Superintendents of Education overseeing secondary curriculum, a family of schools, including Durham Continuing Education, and Durham Alternative Secondary School (DASS).

Nevills is a career educator, having worked in the Durham District School Board for over 20 years in various leadership roles. He is currently the Administrative Officer for Durham Alternative SS, Durham Continuing Education, G.L. Roberts CVI, R.S. McLaughlin CVI, Maxwell Heights SS, Eastdale CVI, and O’Neill CVI family of schools. As an Administrative Officer he has also supported families of schools in Whitby, Ajax, and the North. He has taught in both the elementary and secondary panels and was a successful administrator for 11 years at R.S. McLaughlin CVI, J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate and Donald A. Wilson SS, prior to becoming an Administrative Officer with the board. He brings extensive experience supporting the system in the areas of safe schools, equity, and inclusive services. Along with a focus on advancing the use of technology for learning in schools, Nevills brings a strong background with inspiring curricular innovation, improving student achievement and leading assessment reform in secondary schools to the position of Superintendent. 

“The Board of Trustees is excited to bring Stephen Nevills to our Senior Team as our newest Superintendent of Education,” says Board Chair Michael Barrett. “Stephen is already a longstanding and highly valued member of our team. We are thrilled to have such a known and well-respected quantity from within our organization take the next step. The Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Stephen to his new role.”

“Stephen brings such well-rounded and proven attributes to our already strong Senior Team,” adds Lisa Millar, Director of Education. “With his depth of knowledge and experience in curriculum and technology, and his extensive secondary school experience, he will be a tremendous asset in this new role.”

This Superintendent appointment is effective August 31, 2019.

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 6,900 teaching and educational services staff. With 133 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.