Karen Edgar Assumes Role of OPSOA President for 2019-2020

Members of the Ontario Public Supervisory Officers’ Association (OPSOA) are pleased to announce that Karen Edgar, Superintendent of Student Achievement with the Thames Valley District School Board, was appointed to the role of association President on September 1, 2019.

Karen has been with the Thames Valley District School Board (and of its predecessor boards) since 1987. In her roles as a Supervisory Officer, Karen has supervised schools, held the position of Superintendent of Special Education and Superintendent of Culture for Learning (Mental Health and Well-Being, Equity and Inclusive Education and Safe Schools). In particular, she has been heavily involved in supporting the work of Mental Health and Well-Being since becoming a Superintendent in 2009 when she helped to develop the Board's first Mental Health Strategic Plan.

In describing What OPSOA means to me, Karen shares, "OPSOA has long served as the voice for public supervisory officers in Ontario. As an OPSOA member, I have benefitted from the commitment and the efforts of those who have gone before me and given freely of their time, their knowledge and their expertise to grow OPSOA into the organization it is today. As a member, I have learned with and from some amazing educators and am honoured to continue to do so as President for the 2019-2020 school year."