HWDSB Chair Jessica Brennan has announced that Director of Education Dr. John Malloy will begin new duties as Assistant Deputy Minister, Leadership and Learning Environment at the Ministry of Education.
“During the five and a half years that John has served as our Director, we have seen incredible progress on priorities such as student achievement, engagement and equity,” Brennan said.
“On behalf of the entire Board of Trustees, I thank John for his great leadership and wish him the best in this new and exciting step in his career.”
Brennan said that HWDSB has a clear strategic direction thanks to Malloy’s leadership and close work with the Board of Trustees. This direction will continue to guide work at HWDSB, as Trustees prepare next steps in the succession plan.
“John has worked tirelessly and put HWDSB on the map whenever educators talk about mental health strategies, accelerating learning with technology, and the focus on student achievement that comes from a brilliant and thoughtful educator,” Brennan said.
She said highlights of Malloy’s time at HWDSB have included: pre-K to Grade 2 oral language and literacy strategy; leadership development; the secondary program strategy and facilities master plan; the mental health strategy and Transforming Learning Everywhere.
“We will miss John greatly and appreciate all of his work at HWDSB, but are also confident that our journey toward success will continue as he takes this next step.”
Malloy’s last day at HWDSB will be December 19, 2014.