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Ontario Public Supervisory Officers' Association - Leading Public Education

The Ontario Public Supervisory Officers' Association is the professional organization representing 300 superintendents and directors of education from the thirty-one English language Public District School Boards of Ontario. OPSOA advocates for public education as a fundamental right of all students in Ontario.

2015 PA Conference

Professional Assistants' Conference

Hotel Rooms Can Now Be Booked at the Château Laurier

A block of rooms has been reserved for the Professional Assistants' Conference at the Château Laurier, Ottawa. To avoid disappointment book your room on-line now. A link to the hotel and other information is on the conference web page.

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"What are we learning about Supervisory Officer learning?"

Learning about how the SO school visit can build Principal and Vice-Principal Instructional Leadership capacity
July, 2015

This monograph describes a partnership initiated by the Ontario Public Supervisory Officers' Association (OPSOA) and supported by the Ontario Ministry of Education and Aporia Consulting Ltd. The project focuses on the role of the Supervisory Officer (SO) school visit in supporting the Instructional Leadership (IL) capacity of school administrators.

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OPSOA is pleased to announce the election of Joy Badder as President for 2015-2016. Media Release (PDF)

Jobs! - Jobs! - Jobs!

Superintendent of Human Resources • Hamilton-Wentworth DSB
Supervisory Officer (Academic) • Ottawa - Carleton DSB
See the details of these and other positions on our Job Postings Page.

Other News

  • Job Posting:

    Superintendent of Human Resources
    Hamilton - Wentworth DSB

    Apply by October 30th

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  • Job Posting:

    Supervisory Officer (Academic)
    Ottawa-Carleton DSB

    Apply by October 22nd

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  • News & Notices:

    Education Law Newsletter
    September 2015

    From Keel Cotrell

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  • News & Notices:

    10th Annual Advanced Issues in Special Education Law
    October 19, 2015


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  • News & Notices:

    3rd Annual The Legal Guide to Human Resource Issues in K-12 Education
    November 10, 2015


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  • News & Notices:

    Leadership in a Digital Age
    With Dr. Michael Fullan
    November 15 & 16, 2015


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  • News & Notices:

    Human Resources Newsletter
    April 2015

    From Keel Cotrell

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  • Coming Events:

    Supervisory Officer's Qualification Program

    July 5/6/7: Module A or C

    July 8/9/10: Module B or D

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    Prof. Development

    Critical and Emerging Issues in School Law for K-12 Education Professionals. More information under Notice of Coming Events tab. Read more...

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    Coming Events

    For an up-to-date and easy to read list, we invite you to visit our Coming Events page. Go now...

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    Latest Newsletters

    OPSOA prepares and distributes a regular newsletter for its members. For the latest issue and an archive of past issues visit our Publications page. Go now...

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    Join OPSOA

    If you aren't a member of OPSOA but are interested in joining we invite you to visit our Become an OPSOA Member page. Learn the membership criteria and more about OPSOA. Learn more...

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    OPSOA's Mentoring and Coaching Program is a research based consultative program designed to support newly appointed supervisory officials in their new role. Learn more...

  • OPSOA Alumni

    OPSOA Alumni

    Are you a member of the rejuvenated OPSOA Alumni? To discover the benefits of membership, catch up on news register for the AGM and find out about the latest trip visit the OPSOA Alumni page. Go now...

  • CODE

    @ CODE

    The Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) has a brand new web site with easier navigation, more features and up to date information. If you haven't seen it what are you waiting for?. Go now...

  • CASA

    @ CASSA

    The Canadian Association of School System Administrators (CASSA-ACGCS) has a new name, Executive Director, Ken Bain, and web site with all their latest news and information. Go Now...

  • Leaders and Learners

    Leaders & Learners

    Leaders & Learners is an exceptional resource for Canadian Educators. OPSOA has downloadable versions of all the issues of both the magazine and the newsletter on the Publications page of our web site. Go now...