The Board of Education for School District 72 is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeremy Morrow will serve as the district’s new superintendent of schools and chief executive officer, effective November 1, 2018.
Dr. 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. Jeremy 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.
Susan Wilson, chair of School District 72 Board of Education, stated, "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. 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, Jeremy 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, Jeremy 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,” said Dr. Morrow. “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.”
Jeremy and his wife, Mary, have three school-aged children.
To facilitate a smooth transition, Jeremy will be working closely with interim superintendent Jim Cambridge, who has been filling the role since the resignation of Thomas Longridge. On behalf of the Board of Education and School District 72, please welcome Jeremy to his role as superintendent of schools and chief executive officer.