Jim Costello, Executive Director of PCODE

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I am pleased to work as the PCODE Executive Director to facilitate the work of Ontario’s Directors of Education. Directors of Education are also members of OPSOA (Ontario Public Supervisory Officers’ Association).

The Public Council of Ontario Directors of Education (PCODE) represents the chief education officers and chief executive officers of the 31 public district school boards in Ontario. PCODE members provide the leadership and management required to ensure that our boards operate as high-quality organizations while fulfilling their mission to improve student achievement and well-being. PCODE members serve over 1.2 million Ontario students and manage operating budgets in excess of $12,000,000,000 annually.

PCODE and OPSOA have collaborated to create a combined Strategic Plan and will operate in a congruent fashion to serve senior educational leaders across Ontario. I am proud to assist with this provincial effort.