UCDSB appoints new Superintendent of Schools

June 9, 2018 by

UCDSB Board logo High ResThe Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) announced at its Board meeting on June 6th, the appointment of a Superintendent of Schools.

Deanna Perry, a veteran educator with 27 years of service to schools in rural Renfrew County and in the City of Ottawa, will start her new assignment with the Board on August 20th, 2018.

Ms. Perry is currently an elementary school principal with the Ottawa Catholic School Board and was hired to replace Superintendent Valerie Allen who announced her intention to retire in April.

Ms. Perry joins the board’s executive council team, with nearly a decade of school administration experience. Her vast knowledge of both elementary and secondary programming, coupled with her qualifications in French as a Second Language, Special Education, and Design and Technology, will be important assets for supporting schools and promoting quality instruction in classrooms across the school board.

“We welcome Deanna to the school district and look forward to her contributing to the important work that superintendents do related to supporting schools, promoting high levels of achievement in the curriculum program, and ensuring student well-being in our district,” said the UCDSB Director of Education, Stephen Sliwa.

“Deanna made a very positive impression on us during the interview process”, said Board Chair, Jeff McMillan. “She brings a track record of distinguished service in school leadership and a reputation of being a tireless champion for students.”

“I am very excited to join the Upper Canada District School Board in the capacity of Superintendent of Schools. I am honoured by the opportunity to serve and look forward to becoming fully acquainted with students, our staff, and the parent community,” commented Ms. Perry.

The school district’s selection of Ms. Perry still requires the Ministry of Education to confirm her eligibility for the position. This process is currently underway and should be completed within the next month.