TDSB names Kathy Witherow as new interim education director

The Toronto District School Board has appointed a new interim director of education as it continues its search to find a permanent director.

The board said Tuesday night that Dr. Kathy Witherow will take over the role from Carlene Jackson next week.

Jackson was appointed interim director of education in July following the retirement of former permanent director Jon Malloy. That same month Jackson said she would be leaving the post by mid-October in order to become Ontario’s new comptroller general.

Since 2018, Witherow has served as associate director of leadership, learning, and school improvement at the TDSB.

“Kathy has been instrumental in leading, developing and implementing our return to school plans,” TDSB Chair Alexander Brown said in a statement. “As we continue to face the changing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for teaching and learning and school safety, the board has every confidence that Kathy will

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