Director of Education
Meet the Senior Leadership Team of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB).
Dr. Brendan Browne is the Director of Education of the TCDSB. He is a transformational leader with management experience in areas related to literacy and numeracy, special education, classroom management, educational technology, and program evaluation.
Prior to joining us, Dr. Browne executed meaningful systemic change as an Executive Superintendent at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), focusing on inclusion and equity in human resources, financial stewardship, and organizational structures. Dr. Browne also served in the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) for over 20 years, modelling exemplary leadership over 5 years as a Superintendent of Education, and 8 years as a Principal and Vice-Principal. He successfully managed academic and clinical staff, fostered more inclusive practices for teaching and learning, nurtured a commitment to faith formation, and cultivated a positive school climate and positive relationships with the school community.
In collaboration with the Institute for Catholic Education and the Catholic Principals Council of Ontario, Dr. Browne developed four module courses to support ongoing leadership and faith development for Principals as part of a Catholic Leadership Course, and published a book entitled, “Leading for Educational Lives: Inviting and Sustaining Imaginative Acts of Hope in a Connected World”.
As a graduate of the Catholic school system, Dr. Browne understands the importance of applying Catholic values in all that we do.
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