CASSA members who have exhibited exemplary leadership ability and who have enhanced school administration are eligible to receive this award which includes an honorary life membership in CASSA. Nominees are expected to have brought honour to themselves, their colleagues, and their profession; given exemplary service to their provincial or national professional association; made significant contributions to the field of education through their service, writings or other activities; and who therefore serves as a role model and teacher to others and have 5 years of membership in CASSA.
Recipient: Dr. John Malloy, Director of Education, Toronto District School Board
John Malloy joined the Toronto District School Board in 2016. Prior to this position, he served as an Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Student Achievement Officer with the Ontario Ministry of Education, as Director of Education for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Superintendent of Education with the York Region District School Board and the Durham Catholic District School Board. John is a strong believer in shared leadership, yet he also understands his role as key leader, and has a strong focus on student achievement and supporting all students to succeed. While leading HWDSB, John wrote a critical document with the support of his team, Transforming Learning Everywhere (TLE) for HWDSB, which moved the provincial and national thinking and discussions on 21st Century Learning. His ‘think, learn, implement’ model provides the basis for the academic critical friends’ groups that he joins. These include “think tanks” with national and international colleagues. John has assisted with labour negotiations at the provincial level, was a member of the Ontario Mental Health Coalition, participated on equity and inclusion committees as well as those involving instructional leadership. Through his work at the Learning Partnership, John has presented numerous workshops at varying summits related to education, community, and business.To the Supervisory Officers who brought forward John ’s name – thank you for recognizing him as an outstanding educational leader.