TLDSB hires new superintendent to replace retiring Dave Golden

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Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) has a new superintendent of learning.

At the school board’s annual organizational meeting, held in Lindsay on Dec. 8, it was announced that Jay MacJanet would be taking on the role, replacing the retiring Dave Golden. He will join TLDSB on Jan. 4, 2021.

“We look forward to welcoming Jay to our senior administration team,” said TLDSB director of education Wes Hahn. “Jay’s experience within the education system will bring a new perspective to the table, and assist the board in its commitment to high levels of student achievement.”

MacJanet’s main role, Hahn says, will be supporting schools and working with administrators and teachers to further develop their instructional knowledge. It was noted at the meeting that TLDSB has around 16,000 students enrolled across 48 schools in the area – 41 elementary schools and seven high schools. In total, the board employs around 3,000 staff.

With an extensive 15 year background as a school administrator within the District School Board of Niagara, MacJanet has been described as an “exemplary instructional leader”, by Hahn.

“He is a respected leader for instructional knowledge, and has a passion for student learning. [MacJanet] understands the commitment and passion it takes to ensure all students can learn and achieve success. He will be a great addition to TLDSB,” Hahn said.

MacJanet plans to move from the Niagara region to Muskoka, along with his wife and four children.

“I am truly excited about the opportunity and privilege to serve the students and communities of TLDSB,” MacJanet said. “My hope is to support the current learning culture, as well as to further enhance the development of student achievement through continued collaboration with students, staff and the community.”

Mike Baker, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Haliburton County Echo