TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) has appointed Dr. Richard Jones as the agency's Interim Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. Jones currently holds the position of Director of Assessment at EQAO. He has worked in the field of large-scale student assessment for three decades, and he joined EQAO when the agency was first established in 1996. Prior to EQAO, he worked at the Saskatchewan Department of Education and the British Columbia Ministry of Education, and he has held a variety of teaching positions.
- Dr. Jones is filling the position previously held by Bruce Rodrigues who was appointed Ontario's Deputy Minister of Education in October.
- The search for a permanent CEO is underway.
- Dr. Jones is expected to act as Interim CEO for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year.
"Dr. Jones brings substantial knowledge of the education system to this role, and I am confident that, under his leadership, EQAO will continue to provide data and information that helps Ontario's education community improve student achievement."
—Dave Cooke, Chair of the Board of Directors, EQAO
"I am very grateful for and humbled by this appointment. I look forward to working with the dedicated team at EQAO and with educators, teachers and parents across the province to help guide our students toward success."
—Dr. Richard Jones, Interim CEO, EQAO
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SOURCE Education Quality and Accountability Office
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