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DDSB Announces New Superintendent of Education – Mr. Mohamed Hamid

February 22, 2017

Veteran Ontario educator Mohamed Hamid has been appointed to the team of Superintendents of Education at the Durham District School Board (DDSB). The vacancy to be filled by Mr. Hamid was created by the upcoming retirement of Superintendent of Education John Bowyer. Mr. Hamid has supported student achievement for 21 years in Ontario education.

"We are very excited to have Mohamed become our newest Superintendent of Education," said Michael Barrett, DDSB Board Chair.

Mohamed believes that true engagement of all our learners can be achieved through open and resilient leadership that is cultivated through authentic relationships with staff, parents and community supporting a growth mindset that drives innovative practice."

Echoing those sentiments is Director of Education Lisa Millar:

"Mohamed brings to our board a demonstrated commitment to leading and developing equitable and inclusive school and system culture. He understands and supports our commitment to diversity and will promote that focus – 'Diversity is our Strength. Diversity is our Future'."

"I am thrilled to be joining a dynamic and innovative school district that believes deeply in valuing the richness and diversity of our community," outlined Mr. Hamid.

Mohamed Hamid has most recently been a Student Achievement Officer with the Ontario Ministry of Education, Leadership and Implementation Branch. Prior to that, he was a School Principal with the York Region District School Board. He has served as an educator in multiple districts that includes international school experience.

Mr. Hamid will officially join the Durham District School Board March 20, 2017.