Jack Nigro Assumes Role of OPSOA President for 2021-2022
Members of the Ontario Public Supervisory Officers’ Association (OPSOA) are pleased to announce that Jack Nigro, Superintendent, Durham District School Board (DDSB), has been elected as 2021-2022 OPSOA President.
Jack is thrilled to be serving in this role for OPSOA, who like him, has committed to focus on equity and inclusive education as a means to transform the public education system into one that more authentically and intentionally serves the needs of ALL students. “OPSOA has very explicitly made equity the foundation of its work. This means that as senior leaders we continually challenge taken-for-granted assumptions of leadership, and seek to better understand our work through critical consciousness. We recognize that the system can do better for historically-marginalized students, and that we are the principal architects of that system.”
Over the course of his career, Jack has worked in a number of school boards, the Ministry of Education, the Faculty of Education at OISE/UT, and is currently a Superintendent of Education with the DDSB, both as Family of Schools Superintendent and System Superintendent with responsibility for Curriculum and Equity and Inclusive Education. He is a committed member of the OPSOA Board of Directors having served in a number of roles: Co-Chair of the OPSOA Equity Committee, East Regional Director, Co-Chair of the OPSOA Conference Committee with a focus on Equity and Anti-Oppression, Co-Chair of the Professional Learning Committee and member of a subcommittee of the Ontario Institute for Educational Leadership. He also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University.
OPSOA is pleased to welcome Jack as President and looks forward to continuing its important work under his leadership.