Comox Valley Schools is excited to be announcing the appointment of Dr. Jeremy Morrow as the new Superintendent/CEO of Comox Valley Schools.
“Our Board is very excited Dr. Morrow has accepted the position of Superintendent/CEO of Schools with our growing district,” said Comox Valley Schools Board Chairperson Michelle Waite. “His vast experience working with partner groups and unwavering dedication to fostering student success will enrich our community and schools.”
Dr. Morrow arrives from his tenure as the Superintendent of Schools for the Campbell River School District (SD 72). He has passionately served SD 72 for the past fourteen years, five of which were in his most recent role. His time in Campbell River was marked by the cultivation of positive relationships with stakeholder groups and creating a culture of setting high expectations. His passion for transformational leadership is rooted in his firm belief that schools should be places of healing and reconciliation.
Dr. Morrow’s academic credentials underpin his leadership philosophy. Having completed a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership at Simon Fraser University, and the Transformative Educational Leadership Program (TELP) at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Morrow brings to our district a high degree of experience working in diverse settings, from urban to rural environments, and across elementary, middle, and secondary levels. His experience will be beneficial in understanding and responding to the unique communities of the Comox Valley. Dr. Morrow’s passion for student voice will help our district to empower our youth, seeking their wisdom and ideas for solutions.
“I am very excited to be joining the vibrant learning community that makes up the Comox Valley School District,” said Dr. Morrow. “I’m looking forward on behalf of the Board of Education to working closely with local partner groups and joining the team of dedicated staff in meeting the learning needs of families in the Comox Valley.”
Dr. Morrow brings with him a deep commitment to reconciliation and equity, while focussing on the success of Indigenous students. He has worked diligently over the years to establish positive relationships with local nations and the Indigenous partner groups. His focus on improving graduation rates for Indigenous students and addressing barriers to achievement aligns with Comox Valley Schools’ priorities.
The Board looks forward to working with Dr. Morrow on the myriad of significant initiatives presently underway. These include the Framework for Enhanced Student Learning, ongoing capital projects, the Equity Scan, Feeding Futures Food Programming, and the early stages of our strategic planning process.
Comox Valley School is excited to embark on this new chapter under Dr. Morrow’s leadership.