Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Appoints Jan Campbell as new Executive Director

WHITBY, ON, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - The Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario (CIS Ontario) Board is pleased to announce the selection of Jan Campbell as its next Executive Director.

After current Executive Director George Briggs announced his retirement in October 2010, the CIS Search Committee undertook a comprehensive national search for a candidate with experience in education, academic planning, leadership and policy development.

"Jan Campbell brings a breadth of expertise in education, independent schools, governance and leadership," said Susan Wright, Chair of the Board of CIS Ontario. "She has leadership experience in both the public and independent systems, has been immersed in single-gender and co-educational learning experiences and has been part of senior management teams in both day and boarding schools."

Currently Ms. Campbell is a Faculty Advisor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. There she is observing the post-secondary environment and the direction that it provides for twenty-first century teaching and learning.  

Wright continued, "We believe Jan Campbell's enthusiasm, experience and energetic vision will further build the Conference of Independent Schools' collegial environment and assure the growth and development of member schools."

Ms. Campbell will assume her duties on July 1, 2011.

The Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario - - is a collegial forum of independent schools working together to support member schools in their missions to prepare students for the 21st Century. All CIS schools are university preparatory schools with highly motivated and talented students and strong, supportive parent communities. Each school has a Board of Governors that operates at arm's length from the administration of the school and provides oversight to the operations of the schools.

SOURCE Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario

For further information:

or photo of Ms. Campbelll: George Briggs, Executive Director, CIS Ontario, 905 665-8622,

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