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Superintendent's Office

Supports learning and teaching in Northern Gateway Public Schools by working closely with the Board of Trustees and School and Division Services staff. Manages and articulates the Division's direction in learning, human resources, technology, resource allocation, communications, facilities, health and safety and student transportation. 


Kevin Andrea

Kevin Andrea joined Northern Gateway Public Schools as Superintendent in January 2006.  Prior to this role, he served as Chief Deputy Superintendent with St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools and in Evergreen Catholic Schools in a variety of positions.

An educator for over three decades, Mr. Andrea has accumulated experience and wisdom.  He is committed to ensuring our students are the beneficiaries of the abundant opportunities available.  He has been quoted: "I am fortunate to work with a dedicated team and I look forward to continuing to serve the educational needs of students across Northern Gateway Public Schools." Immensely supportive, Mr. Andrea is a leader who believes in his personnel, who is dedicated to NGPS students, and who encourages his team to learn for life, together.

Deputy Superintendent

Michelle Brennick

After more than a quarter century in education, Michelle Brennick believes she is working in a Division that is forward thinking and courageous while being caring and supportive.  As part of Northern Gateway Public Schools since June 2006, the spirit of collaboration and collegial support has been instilled through her work as Director of Learning Services, Assistant Superintendent, and Deputy Superintendent.

After career experience in Newfoundland, High Prairie School Division, Rocky View School Division, and Calgary Separate School Division, Ms. Brennick believes that Northern Gateway Public Schools is a beautiful blend of the professional and the personal.  "I have a Superintendent who believes in me and my work with our team and our school based educators.  I am immensely proud to serve NGPS with Central Office, Administration, and Teacher colleagues as we collaborate to support our students as they grow, develop and achieve success."

Assistant Superintendent

Leslee Jodry


Kevin Andrea, Superintendent

Michelle Brennick, Deputy Superintendent

Leslee Jodry, Assistant Superintendent

Gloria Kirsch, Assistant to the Superintendent

Nicole Flood, Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent

Michelle McMichael, Receptionist


The Superintendent is the Chief Executive Officer of the Board and the Chief Education Officer of the Division. The Superintendent reports directly to the corporate Board and is accountable to the Board for the conduct and operation of the Division. All Board authority delegated to the staff of the Division is delegated through the Superintendent.

In collaboration, the Superintendent, the Deputy Superintendent, and the Assistant Superintendent provide the wisdom and guidance to ensure that the efforts and actions of Northern Gateway Public Schools are focused on its highest priority: its students.

  • Student Welfare
    • Ensures that each student is provided with a safe and caring environment that fosters and maintains respectful and responsible behaviors
    • Ensures the safety and welfare of students while participating in school programs or while being transported to or from school programs on transportation provided by the Division
    •  Ensures the facilities adequately accommodate Division students
    • Acts as, or designates, the attendance officer(s) for the Division
  • Educational Leadership
    • Provides leadership in all matters relating to education in the Division
    • Ensures students in the Division have the opportunity to meet the standards of education set by the Minister
    • Implements education policies established by the Minister and the Board
    • Ensures that site-based decision-making benefits the delivery of services to students
  • Fiscal Responsibility
    • Ensures the fiscal management of the Division is in accordance with the terms or conditions of any funding received by the Board under the School Act or any other applicable Act or regulation
    • Ensures the Division operates in a fiscally responsible manner, including adherence to recognized accounting procedures
  • Personnel Management
    • Has overall authority and responsibility for all personnel-related issues, except the development of mandates for collective bargaining and those personnel matters precluded by legislation, collective agreements or Board policy
    • Monitors and improves the performance of all staff
  • Policy/Procedures
    • Provides leadership in the planning, development, implementation, evaluation and revision of Board policies and administrative procedures
  • Superintendent/Board Relations
    • Establishes and maintains positive, professional working relations with the Board
    • Respects and honors the Board’s role and responsibilities, and facilitates the implementation of that role as defined in Board policy
    • Provides the information which the Board requires to perform its role
  • Three-Year Education Planning and Reporting
    • Leads the Three-Year Education Planning process including the development of Division goals, budget, facilities and transportation plans and implements plans as approved
    • Involves the Board appropriately (Board approval of process and timelines; opportunity for Board establishment of strategic priorities and key results early in the process; final Board approval)
    • Reports regularly on results achieved
  • Organizational Management
    • Demonstrates effective organization skills resulting in Division compliance with all legal, Ministerial and Board mandates and timelines
    • Reports to the Minister with respect to matters identified in and required by the Education Act
  • Communications and Community Relations
    • Takes appropriate actions to ensure open, transparent, positive external and internal communications are developed and maintained
    • Develops and maintains positive and effective relations with provincial and regional government departments and agencies
    • Participates actively in community functions which enhance and support the Division’s mission
    • Acts as, or designates, the Head of the organization for the purposes of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act
  • Leadership Practices
    • Practices leadership in a manner that is viewed positively and has the support of those with whom he works most directly in carrying out the directives of the Board and the Minister