Director & Senior Staff

Senior Staff

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Lisa Walsh, PhD – Director of Education and Secretary of the Board
519-527-0111 ext. 106;

Strategic Planning, BIPSAW/SIPSAW, Head under MFIPPA and MISA, Communications and Public Relations, District Leaders’ Meeting and Principals’ Meetings.

Board Committee Liaison:
Audit Committee, Finance Committee, Suspension and Expulsion Appeal Committees, Director’s Review, Public Health Unit, Health Community Partnerships, Parent Involvement Committee (PIC).


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Jodie Baker – Superintendent of Education (Student Support Services)

519-527-0111 ext. 208;

BIPSAW/SIPSAW, International Education, Safe Schools including Emergency School Response, Mental Health & Well-Being, Home Schooling, Home/Hospital Instruction, Partnerships (safe school related), TERST. 

Agency Liaison: 
Police (including police protocol), Choices for Change, Huron Perth Public Health, LHIN, CAS. 


Also responsible for the following schools:

  • Bluewater Coast Elementary School
  • Brookside Public School
  • Exeter Elementary School
  • FE Madill Secondary School
  • Goderich District Collegiate Institute (7-12)
  • Goderich Public School
  • Howick Central Public School
  • Hullett Central Public School
  • Maitland River Elementary School
  • North Woods Elementary School
  • South Huron District High School
  • Stephen Central Public School

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Jeff Bruce – Superintendent of Education (Learning Services)
519-527-0111 ext. 206;

Responsibilities: BIPSAW/SIPSAW, MACSE, Special Education, Special Needs Strategy: Transition Planning, English as a Second Language, Equity and Inclusive Education (Low German Equity: Tu Puente, Riverside, CASE), Section 23, CTCC, TVCC (Thames Valley), Cornerstones, STRIVE.

Agency Liaison: 
Huron Perth Centre, TVCC, CSCN, CTCC Partners' Table
Board Committee Liaison: SEAC, Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy Committee, Collaborative Professionalism Committee, Joint Health & Safety (Alternate).

Also responsible for the following schools:

  • Elma Township Public School
  • Listowel District Secondary School
  • Listowel Eastdale Public School
  • Milverton Public School
  • Mornington Central Public School
  • North Perth Westfield Elementary School


Headshot of Jane MorrisJane Morris – Superintendent of Education (Leading Learning)
519-527-0111 ext. 116;

Responsibilities: BIPSAW/SIPSAW, Research/Data Analysis, Student Success, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), School College Work Initiative, Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM), Dual Credit, Experiential Learning, Alternative Education (e.g. COPE, Supervised Alternative Learning, Youth in Care), Border Cross Requests, Avon Maitland District E-learning Centre, Data (Lead on MISA/EQAO/ Assessment, Evaluation and Report), IT (Infrastructure, Program)

Board Committee Liaison:
Students' Senate Committee, Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL)

Also responsible for the following schools:

  • Anne Hathaway Public School
  • Avon Maitland District E-learning Centre (AMDEC)
  • Avon Public School
  • Bedford Public School
  • Central Perth Elementary School
  • Downie Central Public School
  • Hamlet Public School
  • North Easthope Public School
  • Romeo Public School
  • Shakespeare Public School
  • Sprucedale Public School
  • Stratford Secondary and Elementary Schools (7-12)


Headshot of Kate CreeryKate Creery – Superintendent of Education (Program Services)
519-527-0111 ext. 109;

BIPSAW/SIPSAW/DIPSAW, Program K to 12, Outdoor Ed, Early Years/ Calling All Three Year Olds (CATYO), Indigenous Education, Lead on School Effectiveness Framework, Leadership Development (Admin), Interventions: LEXIA, LLI, Dreambox, etc., Lead for Professional Development Days, Summer Planning: Summer School 7 to 12, Summer Learning Program, Primary/Junior Literacy and Numeracy, French as a Second Language (Core and Immersion), Lead for Principal/Vice-Principal Learning Network

Agency Liaison:
Huron Perth Eat and Learn, Early Years Community Liaison, Kids First Steering Committee.
Board Committee Liaison: 
School Year Calendar, Indigenous Education Advisory Committee, Foundation for Education

Also responsible for the following schools:

  • Little Falls Elementary School
  • Mitchell District High School
  • South Perth Centennial Public School
  • St Marys DCVI (7-12)
  • Upper Thames Elementary School

Headshot of Paul LangisPaul Langis
 – Superintendent of Education (Human Resource Services)
519-527-0111 ext. 113;

Responsibilities: BIPSAW/SIPSAW, Human Resources Services including: Negotiations, Contract Administration, Non-union Terms and Conditions Administration, Benefits, Payroll, Hiring, Staff attendance and Wellness, Union Liaison, Staff Development for Non-teaching Staff, Student Teachers/Associate Teachers, Elementary and Secondary School Staffing, Adult and Continuing Education (Centre for Employment and Learning), Ontario Leadership Strategy (TPA/PPA/NTIP, coaching/ mentoring, leadership development and succession), Principals’ and Vice Principals’ Network, Huron-Perth Athletics and Competitions Beyond Local Level, Labour Management. 

Board Committee Liaison:
Joint Health & Safety (alternate), HRS Committee, Recognition Reception Committee, Staff Development, Collaborative Professionalism Committee.

Also responsible for the following schools:

  • Centres for Employment and Learning
  • Central Huron Secondary School
  • Clinton Public School
  • Huron Centennial Public School
  • Seaforth Public School
Headshot of Cheri CarterCheri Carter – Superintendent of Corporate Services
519-527-0111 ext. 207;

BIPSAW/SIPSAW, Finance Services including: Accounting Services (AP, AR), Audit (internal, external), Budget, Financial Reporting, Procurement Services (purchasing). Enrolment and Information Management: OnSIS and Student Accident Insurance, Transportation, Plant Maintenance and Facilities, Capital Planning, Facility Partnerships, Municipal Partnerships, Accommodation Reviews and Analysis and Transitions, Community Use of Schools

Board Committee Liaison
: Audit Committee, Finance Committee, Huron Perth Student Transportation Consortium, AODA.