OPSOA Board of Directors

Nigro.jpeg.jpg

Jack Nigro, President

A third year member of the OPSOA Board of Directors, Jack is currently Superintendent of Education with the Durham 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.


Jacqueline_Spence.jpg

Jackie Spence, President-Elect

A first year member of the OPSOA Board of Directors, Jackie is currently System Superintendent, Equity, Anti-Oppression and Early Years with the Toronto District School Board.

What OPSOA Means to Me:

OPSOA is the foundation upon which a strong, equitable and progressive public education system within the province of Ontario is built. With all the professional development and supports offered by OPSOA, each and every student from kindergarten to grade 12 can reach their full potential.


Anglea_Nardi-Addesa.png

Angela Nardi-Addesa, Past-President

A fourth year member of the OPSOA Board of Directors, 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. As Past President of the Ontario Public Supervisory Officers’ Association for 2021-2022, I look forward to working to further enhance leadership capacity, strengthen membership engagement and represent the voices of our senior leaders across the province.


Cathy_Lynd.jpg

Cathy Lynd, Treasurer

A first year member of the OPSOA Board of Directors, Cathy is currently the Superintendent of Business with the Thames Valley District School Board.

What OPSOA Mean to Me:

OPSOA promotes collaboration, and develops and supports leadership. I am honored to have the opportunity to join the Board of Directors and continue the collaborative work as a strong advocate for public education.


Jessica_Silver.jpg

Jessica Silver, Eastern Regional Director

A second 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. Jessica is currently Superintendent of Education with the Limestone District School Board.

What OPSOA Means to Me:

OPSOA provides strong representation for public Supervisory Officers, as we work together towards ensuring students have equitable access to high quality public education in Ontario. I am committed to carrying on the tradition of collaboration and support for colleagues that I have benefitted from and look forward to working with this wonderful organization.


Sheila_Builder.jpg

Sheila Builder, 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. Sheila is currently Superintendent of Student Achievement with the Thames Valley District School Board.

What OPSOA Means to Me:

OPSOA has been a consistent support to Supervisory Officers across Ontario for many years. As a Superintendent of Student Achievement, I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from and with colleagues across the province. Our collective efforts, as leaders in education, are in support of our students and families.


Tim_Graves.png

Tim Graves, 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. Tim is currently Superintendent of Education with the Near North District School Board.

What OPSOA Means to Me:

Like many supervisory officers in Ontario, the high-quality professional development, leadership, and mentoring provided to me through OPSOA have been critical components in my own personal and professional growth as a system leader. I am honored to have the opportunity to join the Board of Directors and work collaboratively with other superintendents across the Northern Region in pursuit of continued growth in leadership capacity, equity, student achievement and well-being for all.


Shirley_Chan2.jpg

Shirley Chan, Metro Regional Director

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

What OPSOA Means to Me:

During these complex times, opportunities to learn with and from one another are key. As we collectively focus on improving and addressing issues around student achievement, well-being and equity, together we are stronger. Through the work of OPSOA, let us continue to build and sustain a strong and vibrant public education system that serves all students and their families throughout the province.


Liana_Thompson.jpg

Liana Thompson, 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. Liana is currently Superintendent of Education with the Grand Erie District School Board.

What OPSOA Means to Me:

I truly welcome and value OPSOA for providing a collaborative learning and leading space for both new and seasoned supervisory officers. OPSOA provides the provincial perspective and supports our members to have a voice in the education system. I am honoured to be on the Board of Directors to help lead, learn with and inspire my colleagues in public education.


Markovski_Jim.JPG

Jim Markovski, Central Regional Director

A second year member of the OPSOA Board of Directors representing Bluewater, Durham, Halton, Peel, Simcoe County, Trillium Lakelands and the York Region District School Boards. Jim is currently Acting Associate Director of Education – Academic Services with the Durham District School Board.

What OPSOA Means to Me:

I am honoured to represent the members of the Central Region for OPSOA. It is a privilege to support the work of our leaders through our provincial body. OPSOA has had a proud thirty-year history as an advocate for the betterment of public education. Our multi-pronged mandate includes giving voice to common interests, working cooperatively with other bodies and with Ministry officials, acting as an advisory to promote leadership development and ethical practices, maintaining public communication, and providing supports for our membership. This comprehensive and strategic approach ensures that we are able to help shape the finest and most equitable public education system and one that is responsive to the needs of all stakeholders.