Office of the Regional Executive Director of Education

Office of the Regional Executive Director of Education

Ford Rice, Regional Executive Director of Education

Mr. Ford Rice was appointed as the Regional Executive Director of Education of the Strait Regional Centre for Education on April 1, 2018, as per the Education Reform Act (2018).  Prior to this, he served as Superintendent of Schools for the Strait Regional School Board from July 16, 2012, to March 31, 2018. Mr. Rice’s career in the Canadian public education system began as an educator in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, where he served for 31 years. He served as Chief Executive Officer/Director of Education at the Eastern School District in St. John’s, Newfoundland for three years, has held several senior management positions and served as a principal, program specialist, Senior Education Officer for Human Resources and Assistant Director of Education (Programs) with various school districts throughout the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

As Regional Executive Director of Education, Mr. Rice’s priority is to provide students with high-quality learning opportunities in progressive learning environments through an equitable and diverse manner. Mr. Rice is wholeheartedly committed to open, transparent and responsible decision making that supports student achievement and success, staff success and increased organizational efficiencies. As educational leader of the Strait Regional Centre for Education, he has overall responsibility for the educational performance of students and schools, for the efficient operation of all schools and offices, as well as for ensuring the supervision of all employees.

Mr. Rice holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education Degree as well as a Diploma in School Resource Services from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Mr. Rice’s management and collaborative leadership experience and his understanding of today's educational challenges and opportunities are setting a direction for a successful educational system in the Strait Region.

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    * Board meetings and minutes
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Please contact Cheryl MacPherson - Acting Executive Secretary / 902-625-7065

Office of the Superintendent of Schools Staff Members

Ford Rice - Superintendent of Schools; / 902-625-7065

Cheryl MacPherson - Acting Executive Secretary; / 902-625-7065

Deanna Gillis - Coordinator of Communications; / 902-625-7093

Janice Campbell - Coordinator of Continuous School Improvement and Special Projects; / 902-625-5649

Dougalanes Bowman - Receptionist/Secretary / 902-625-2191

All above staff can be reached at 902-625-2191 or 902-625-7065