The Board of Education acknowledges and respects that the Vancouver School Board operates on the unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We acknowledge the three Host Nations as Rights and Title holders and with them, we are committed to providing the highest quality learning experience for all students, helping them to reach their intellectual, social, aesthetic, and physical potential in a safe and inclusive environment.
The Vancouver School District is a progressive and culturally diverse district. It is the second largest school district in British Columbia and is among the most inclusive public-school systems in Canada with an annual enrolment of approximately 50,000 students in kindergarten to grade 12, over 9,000 educators and staff and an annual budget in excess of $640 million.
The trustees on the Board of Education look forward to working with a new Superintendent of Schools as they continue their work to inspire student success by providing innovative, caring, and responsive learning environments. Their goal is to serve the needs of each student and foster their potential so they may self-actualize who they wish to become. The District actively implements policies and programs to ensure all students have equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist learning environments.
The Superintendent of Schools, as the chief executive officer of the District, reports directly to the elected Board of Education and is accountable for the efficient and effective operation of the District. In this highly visible role, the Superintendent is responsible for implementing the requirements of the School Act, organizing, administering, supervising and evaluating all educational programs, as well as overseeing the business operations of the District. Working within a highly collaborative and collegial school district, the Superintendent communicates consistently with the three Host Nations, the Urban Indigenous community, fourteen stakeholder groups and the broader community.
A strategic senior educational leader with a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges of an urban school district, the new Superintendent will bring a successful track record of leading in a large and diverse school district. The Superintendent will ensure that learning environments contribute to the development of skills and habits in students that prepare them to contribute to a healthy and prosperous society as well as a sustainable economy as defined in the Mandate for the Educated Citizen in the Ministry of Education's Vision for Student Success.