DDSB Appoints New Associate Director, Academic Services

Posted On Tuesday November 12, 2019
Norah Marsh

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Norah Marsh to the position of Associate Director, Academic Services. 

Norah is a highly respected leader in public education with a lengthy track record of leadership, collaboration, and leveraging growth opportunities. This appointment is effective November 18, 2019. 

Most recently, Norah was the Chief Executive Officer at the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), having been hired in 2017 to lead its modernization. During her tenure at EQAO, the agency’s Equity and Inclusion Strategy was launched, positioning the organization to illuminate areas of greatest need within the province. Prior to leading at EQAO, she worked in senior roles at the Limestone District School Board, and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board as Superintendent of Education, and Associate Director. 

In her role as the DDSB’s Associate Director, Academic Services, Norah will be supporting Family of Schools Superintendents and will guide both Leadership and Operations. Through her expertise cultivated at other boards and educational institutions, Norah will provide a varied perspective earned through lived experiences. 

“The Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Norah Marsh to the DDSB as our new Associate Director, Academic Services,” says Board Chair Michael Barrett. “Norah is an accomplished problem-solver who brings a wealth of knowledge and abilities to our organization from a varied background of experience.“ 

“With Norah’s vast experience, knowledge, and stellar reputation within the education sector, she is a highly valued addition to the DDSB. We strongly believe that Norah will be a tremendous asset as a leader in our organization,” says Lisa Millar, Director of Education. “We are thrilled to bring her aboard to further strengthen and lead our outstanding Senior Team.” 

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. The DDSB employs 6,900 teaching and educational services staff. With 133 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres, the DDSB accommodates more than 70,000 regular day students and thousands more who take advantage of a wide variety of continuing education and adult credit courses. More information can be found on the DDSB’s website at Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DurhamDSB, Instagram @durhamschools and YouTube at DurhamDSB