LINDSAY, ON – At last night’s board meeting, trustees approved the appointment of Dave Golden as a new Superintendent of Education for Trillium Lakelands District School Board. Due to the upcoming retirement of Earl Manners from the senior administration team in August, Dianna Scates will become the Superintendent of Human Resources in the next school year, leaving the vacancy for school superintendent. Golden will be based out of the Muskoka Education Centre in Bracebridge.

“We look forward to welcoming Dave as a superintendent for TLDSB,” said Director of Education Larry Hope. “Dave’s professional knowledge and skills, combined with his excellent interpersonal skills and ability to forge strong relationships will make him a wonderful addition to our senior administration team.”

Golden attended Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School (BMLSS) and then began his career in Muskoka as a supply teacher. He then spent 12 years working in the Peel region as a special education teacher, guidance counselor, program leader for alternate education, as well as a vice principal for two years. While in Peel, as part of a special education program, he named the support area the “Muskoka Room.” Golden returned to Bracebridge as a vice principal at BMLSS from 2002 to 2006, and was principal at the same school until 2014 when he was appointed to District Principal of Alternative Education for the Board.

“This is a fantastic opportunity and I’m excited about meeting the needs of staff, students, families, and school communities in this new role,” stated Golden. “It will be a privilege to serve in this capacity working with system leaders to ensure that all students have the support they need to be successful.”

Golden’s superintendent responsibilities are effective September 1, 2016 but he will be invited to participate in senior team meetings for the remainder of this school year and to assist in planning for the upcoming school year.

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