OPSOA Board of Directors

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Karen Edgar, President

Karen is currently the Superintendent of Achievement with the Thames Valley District School Board.

What OPSOA Means to Me:

OPSOA has long served as the voice for public supervisory officers in Ontario. As an OPSOA member, I have benefitted from the commitment and the efforts of those who have gone before me and given freely of their time, their knowledge and their expertise to grow OPSOA into the organization it is today. As a member, I have learned with and from some amazing educators and am honoured to continue to do so as President for the 2019-2020 school year.



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Krishna Burra, President-Elect

A third year member of the OPSOA Board of Directors, Krishna is currently Superintendent of Education with the Limestone District School Board.

What OPSOA Means to Me:

OPSOA has a long tradition of being the voice of public Supervisory Officers in the Province of Ontario. As an OPSOA member for over ten years, I have been the beneficiary of the wisdom, the commitment, the time and the efforts of those who have gone before and served on the executive of this wonderful organization. I am honoured to have been selected to become part of the board, and look forward to this opportunity to "pay it forward."


Glen Regier, Treasurer

Glen is currently the Superintendent of Finance with the Upper Grand District School Board.

What OPSOA Mean to Me:

OPSOA provides an important support system for leaders of public education. Support includes the mentoring program, professional learning and networking opportunities. As an organization it provides direct support to members, opportunities for members to support each other and the ability to share a voice in advocating for public education. I am pleased to be involved with this organization as Treasurer.



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Jack Nigro, Eastern Regional Director

A first year member of the OPSOA Board of Directors representing Ottawa Carleton, Upper Canada, Renfrew County, Hastings Prince Edward, Kawartha Pine Ridge, and Limestone District School Boards. Jack is currently Superintendent of Education with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board.

What OPSOA Means to Me:

OPSOA is a dynamic organization of educational leaders who focus their efforts on creating the best public school system possible in the service of ALL Ontario students and families. OPSOA members work collaboratively to learn together, and to continually improve teaching, learning and school culture using evidence-informed practices.



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Mark Sherman, Western Regional Director

A first year member of the OPSOA Board of Directors representing Avon-Maitland, Greater Essex County, Lambton Kent and Thames Valley District School Boards. Mark is currently Superintendent of Education with the Lambton Kent District School Board.

What OPSOA Means to Me:

Every professional group has a duty and responsibility to support, educate, and enthuse its members as it refines its standards of practice. OPSOA fulfils this role for Supervisory Officers in Ontario and I am proud and honoured to be the Western Regional Director for OPSOA.


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Al McManaman, Northern Regional Director

A second year member of the OPSOA Board of Directors representing Algoma, Ontario North East, Keewatin Patricia, Lakehead, Near North, Rainbow, Rainy River and Superior-Greenstone District School Boards. Al is currently Superintendent of Education with the Rainy River District School Board.

What OPSOA Means to Me:

OPSOA represents an opportunity for Superintendents and Directors to continue the work across the province in supporting student achievement and well-being through leading public education. I look forward to working with all of the Northern Regional leaders and all of our colleagues across the province to enhance equity, diversity and mental health awareness through our collective networks to support and honour all students in our communities.


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Angela Nardi-Addesa, Metro Regional Director

A second year member of the OPSOA Board of Directors representing the Metro Region for the Toronto District School Board. Angela is currently a Superintendent of Education with the Toronto District School Board.

What OPSOA Means to Me:

I am privileged to be a Superintendent of public education that champions equity and inclusion to support student achievement and well-being. I am honoured to serve on the Board of Directors as Metro Regional Director to further enhance leadership capacity, strengthen membership engagement and represent the voices of our senior leaders across the province.


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Gary Slater, Southwestern Regional Director

A first year member of the OPSOA Board of Directors representing Niagara, Grand Erie, Hamilton-Wentworth, Upper Grand and Waterloo Region District School Boards. Gary is currently Superintendent of Education with the Upper Grand District School Board.

What OPSOA Means to Me:

OPSOA provides a voice for the Supervisory Officers and Directors across the province by providing advocacy for the education system and by providing professional learning opportunities and support for members. I'm pleased to be on the Board of Directors to help lead public education with the goal of improving student achievement, equity and well-being.


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Lori Wilder, Central Regional Director

A first year member of the OPSOA Board of Directors representing Bluewater, Durham, Halton, Peel, Simcoe County, Trillium Lakelands and the York Region District School Boards. Lori is currently Superintendent of Education with the Bluewater District School Board.

What OPSOA Means to Me:

OPSOA is our professional organization that provides a connection point for Superintendents and Directors across the province. OPSOA supports the interests of all members with the common goal of promoting student learning and well-being in equitable, inclusive environments. I am pleased to represent public education in this forum serving as the Central Regional Director.