Thames Valley’s Board of Trustees appointed Laura Elliott as Director of Education and Secretary of the Board effective September 1, 2013.
Laura has been the Executive Superintendent of Program Services for the Board since 2007 and has played a key role in the Board’s new strategic plan. “Laura brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role of Director,” says Joyce Bennett, Chair of the Board of Trustees.
“Laura also brings a demonstrated level of integrity and commitment to student success and we look forward to working with Laura to implement the board’s new mission and vision,” Chair Bennett adds.
Ms. Elliott came to the Thames Valley District School Board from the Durham District School Board in 2007 where she served as Superintendent of Education, Technical & Information Services. She was responsible for the Virtual Campus, Secondary and Elementary School Supervision, Adult and Continuing Education, Safe Schools, Health & Safety and Staff Development.
As Executive Superintendent of Program Services at the Thames Valley District School Board, Ms. Elliott was responsible for JK-12 curriculum, Special Education, Information Technology, JK-12 Literacy and Numeracy, Student Pathways for Success, Secondary and Elementary School Improvement, Aboriginal Education, Diversity and Inclusion, Community Partnerships, policy development, Outdoor Education and Environmental Education, and Secondary and Elementary Athletics.
Throughout her career, Laura Elliott has also held positions as Superintendent of Education, Student Success/Learning to 18 with the Ontario Ministry of Education; Manager of Membership Records with the Ontario College of Teachers; Vice-Principal and Education Officer (Learning Technologies) with the Durham District School Board; and Principal and Adult and Continuing Education and Management Consultant with the Department of National Defence.
She has taught at the elementary, secondary and adult education levels and holds Masters degrees in Business Administration and Education and Bachelor degrees in Science and Education.