THE PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
OF ONTARIO'S DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARDS
What is CODE?
"A Professional Association"
The Council of Ontario Directors of Education, a Professional Association,
represents all Chief Executive Officers of the seventy-two District School Boards in Ontario.
It is the common public voice of Senior School District Administrators working with Government and various Associations.
CODE Executive Director
Frank Kelly continues to work with his colleagues in district school boards and Governments throughout Ontario, across Canada and internationally.
Throughout his career Frank has held a variety of senior administrative roles including that of Principal, Superintendent and Director of Education.
Frank's leadership as the Executive Director of CODE utilizes his experience from more than fifty years of activity in public education. His focus is always on innovation and development of programs that improve the delivery of education.
Anna Marie Bitonti
CODE is pleased to announce that Anna Marie Bitonti, Director of Education at the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board, is the Chair of the Council of Ontario Directors of Education for 2017-2018.
Anna Marie Bitonti is the Director of Education at the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board. She has worked in education for 32 years, having served as Teacher, Vice-Principal, Principal, and Superintendent of Education.
Anna Marie is responsible for the achievement of her board’s Ends, Board Improvement Planning for Student Achievement, Human Resources, Communications, Board-Staff Linkage, and Community Engagement. She has experience in leading various system level portfolios, including Special Education, French as a Second Language, Technology for Learning, and Labour Relations. She has worked closely with the Board of Trustees on policy governance, including community engagement, Ends development, board-staff linkage and monitoring.
Anna Marie has completed the Ontario Director of Education Institute on Leadership and Strategic Impact Program through the Rotman School of Management and The Learning Partnership.
She also serves on the Board of Directors for Patrick4Life North Bay, on the Rick Hansen Foundation Advisory Committee, and on the North Bay Police Community Mobilization Project Executive Committee. Over the years, she has represented CODE at several provincial tables, and is currently on the provincial Early Years Advisory Group. Anna Marie was appointed Director of Education in 2002.