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. 

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


  • 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

Superintendent's Office

Kevin Bird


P: 780.778.2800

Leslee Jodry

Deputy Superintendent

P: 780.778.2800

Tamara Spong


P: 780.778.2800

Michelle McMichael

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent

P: 780.778.2800

Nancy Whittaker

Executive Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer

P: 780.778.2800

Gina Neill


P: 780.778.2800