Peter Sovran’s career portfolio over the past 30+ years has included a variety of high profile, extensive and demanding senior leadership positions with the Upper Grand District School Board, Hamilton- Wentworth, York Region and Toronto District School Boards, and the Ontario Ministry of Education.
He has a proven track-record of strategic, transformative leadership that has resulted in impactful changes to public education in Ontario with a particular focus on improving student achievement, well- being and equity of outcomes. Prior to becoming Director of Education, Peter was one of the longest serving Associate Directors of Education in the province, following his work as an Executive Superintendent and a Superintendent of Student Achievement. At the provincial level, Peter has served in the capacity of Senior Manager and Senior Policy Advisor with the Ministry of Education, leading the provincial eLearning program and Early Reading/Early Math initiatives. Peter has been an elementary school principal and vice-principal and has taught in all grade divisions, elementary and secondary, including adult education. He is a member of the Council of Ontario Directors of Education executive and various K-12+ education working tables. Peter is committed to regularly visiting classrooms and interacting with students and staff across the district.
A lifelong learner, Peter is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy at OISE/UofT. He holds a Master of Science in Behavioural Neuroscience from McGill University, a Bachelor of Education (Science and Math) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biomedical Ethics from the University of Toronto. An avid runner, Peter has competed in numerous events, including the completion of seven marathons.