School board names new superintendent for students in Burlington, Oakville, Milton

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Published January 19, 2024 at 9:46 am

Halton school board

There’s a new superintendent of education at the Halton District School Board, responsible for students in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills.

Eleanor McIntosh will take on the role beginning Jan. 29.

This position is an addition to the senior team, through Ministry-directed funding, to help the HDSB continue to achieve success in student learning and further the goals of the HDSB Multi-Year Plan.

“We are excited to welcome Eleanor to the Halton District School Board and the senior administrative team,” said Curtis Ennis, HDSB’s director of education.

“A passionate advocate for youth, Eleanor is committed to centring mental health and well-being and providing an inclusive environment where all students can be successful. We are confident Eleanor’s years of leadership and student support experience will make the HDSB an even better place for students to learn, grow and inspire.”

McIntosh began her career as an elementary math and science teacher and has been a school administrator in the Durham District School Board for 20 years, serving diverse school communities in five different schools.

She has worked in a variety of settings with a number of specialized programs in Ontario and internationally.

McIntosh has developed her leadership skills in the various roles she has held including vice-principal, centrally-assigned education officer and a secondary school principal. She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration and undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and kinesiology.

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