Tom D’Amico is the Director of Education with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. He has over 30 years of experience in education and has had many roles including as a teacher, school administrator and as Superintendent of Human Resources and Superintendent of Learning Technologies and as the Associate Director of Education. An award-winning educator he has been recognized with the Prime Minister’s Award for teaching excellence and with Canada’s Outstanding Principal award. As a Superintendent he received the EXL award to recognize excellence among members of the super intendency. He has presented across Canada on the topics of educational technology and leadership in the 21st Century. Tom is the Canadian co-lead for New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL), a global partnership of over 1500 schools across 10 countries focused on practices to develop deep learning and the development of global competencies.
In addition to his educational qualifications, he holds an Osgoode certificate in education law; a workplace mental health leadership certificate, and an executive certificate in conflict management with a focus on alternative dispute resolution, and safe schools certification.
Tom is an off-ice official with the NHL and prior to his career in education was the general manager of Ottawa’s professional soccer team, The Ottawa Intrepid.
“I believe in the empowerment of youth and their ability to make our world a better place, especially through the use of social learning and technology in a connected global society”.