The board of education for School District 72 is hiring Jeremy Morrow as the district’s new superintendent of schools and chief executive officer, effective Nov. 1.
Morrow comes to the role of superintendent with significant educational and administrative experience, including 13 years of K-12 leadership experience in both urban and rural settings. He also holds a Doctor in Education in Educational Leadership from Simon Fraser University, has completed the University of British Columbia’s Transformative Educational Leadership program and has a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix.
“We are very pleased to welcome Jeremy Morrow as the new superintendent of Campbell River School District. During a cross-Canada search, we received a large number of applicants, but in the end, felt the best fit for our district would be Dr. Morrow,” Susan Wilson, chair of School District 72 Board of Education, said in a news release. “Throughout his career, he has demonstrated remarkable leadership qualities that will benefit students and staff in the coming years. Jeremy is a highly regarded educational leader known for his integrity, inclusivity and commitment to community and we look forward to a collaborative relationship. The board would also like to extend its appreciation to our district’s partner groups for their input in the search process.”
Prior to joining School District 72 nine years ago, Morrow had been the vice-principal of Thomas Haney Secondary School in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District and of Enver Creek Secondary School in the Surrey School District.
While with School District 72, he has served as a principal at the elementary, middle and secondary school levels, first as principal of Cortes School, then principal of Southgate Middle School and, for the last five years, as the principal of Timberline Secondary School. Recently, Morrow was seconded to work in a district leadership capacity to support the senior management team and human resources department with some key initiatives.
“I appreciate the support of the board and am excited and grateful to work in this new role in School District 72,” Morrow said. “My passion is public education and our district is a progressive learning organization. I am looking forward to working with staff, parents, and the community to create even more opportunities for student success.”
Morrow and his wife, Mary, have three school-aged children.
To facilitate a smooth transition, Morrow will be working closely with interim superintendent Jim Cambridge, who has been filling the role since the resignation of Thomas Longridge.