Director of Education

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David Hansen
Director of Education
905-525-2930, ext. 2147
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The Director of Education is responsible for the implementation of the overall policies, goals and objectives developed by the Board of Trustees, directs the operation of the system and the administration of programs, and serves as Secretary to the Board. The Director oversees the Director’s Council which includes the Senior Superintendent of Business & Treasurer, Superintendents of Education, and Executive Officer of Human Resources. The council addresses all reports to the Board on instructional and administrative matters.


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News Release - New Director of Education to head up HWCDSB

Hamilton, ON – Trustees of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board today (September 30, 2014) announced the selection of David Hansen as Director of Education, effective November 24, 2014.

Over the past 26 years, Mr. Hansen has held a variety of roles, including Elementary Teacher, Elementary Vice-Principal, Elementary Principal, Principal of Programs, Assistant Superintendent of Education, and most recently, Superintendent of Education with responsibility for a large administrative/academic portfolio and the Cardinal Newman family of schools. As Superintendent, Mr. Hansen was instrumental in leading and supporting the integration and use of technology in schools and Board operations.

“We are extremely pleased with the appointment,” said Chairperson Patrick J. Daly. “Throughout his nearly three decades of service, Mr. Hansen has demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence and has given witness to the mission of Catholic education. His experience, outstanding leadership and vision will serve our Catholic school system well over the next number of years.”

“Mr. Hansen’s understanding of 21st century learning technologies and use of data to inform student achievement are balanced by a strong faith life and genuine concern for the disadvantaged,” Daly added. “Appreciating the strong foundation that his predecessors have helped to build, the Board is convinced that Mr. Hansen is the right person at this time.”

Mr. Hansen expressed his appreciation to the Board of Trustees for the opportunity to lead and serve the Board and the students entrusted to its care.

“I am truly humbled to have been selected for this position of profound responsibility,” said David Hansen. “I welcome the challenges that lie ahead and commit to the students, families, trustees and staff of the Board my service to ensure that this Catholic school system continues its essential contributions to the life of this Diocese and this city.”

Mr. Hansen is a graduate of St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School, McMaster University (B.A.), and Brock University, where he earned a Bachelor of Education and Masters in Education in Administration & Leadership in Education.