Dr. Christopher M. Spence


Dr. Christopher Spence became the new Director of Education for Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board on September 1, 2004. Dr. Spence has more than 15 years experience as a teacher, principal and senior administrator. He has developed special programs for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and has used his writing, film making and public speaking skills to change their lives.Chris was the youngest superintendent appointed to the Toronto District School Board and won many awards for his outstanding contributions to education and the community. He was recognized by the City of Toronto for best practices in education and by the community group “Why we are Here” for outstanding educational contributions. He also received the outstanding alumni award from Simon Fraser University, as well as the Positive Impact Award and Canadian Black Achievement Award for Professional Achievement and Community Leadership.