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About Us

Individually and collectively, our OAISD team of employees come to work each day inspired by a common PURPOSE: to learn, serve and lead in an effort to facilitate and support personalized learning.

We serve learners through instructional programs directly delivered by OAISD from Pre-K to adults in the classroom or the workplace.  We serve indirectly, through the provision of services to constituent schools in staff development, non-instructional supports, coordination of collaborative/consortium models designed to optimize efficacy and resources, and arguably most critically, in the role of facilitating the advancement of our institutional model, public education. We lead the changes necessary to evolve our profession and are uniquely positioned to influence those changes.

We engage in ongoing research to meet constituent service needs, but also to assure our efforts are aimed toward long-term visions of excellence.

OAISD Mission

To ensure that all learners in the Ottawa area have an opportunity to realize their potential, both as individuals and as part of a thriving community.


We embrace a future where every learner has access to the education they need to achieve their potential, enriching both their own quality of life and that of the communities they serve.

Guiding Principles

Excellence: Ensure all students receive an exemplary education that is academically challenging and meets their social and emotional needs.

Inclusivity: Strengthen our community by valuing people for who they are, nurturing our diversity and embracing the contributions of all students, families and staff.

Integrity: Build trust by acting honestly, openly, ethically and respectfully.

Collaboration: Expand and advance programs, services and ideas through teamwork, partnerships and civic and community engagement that involves discussion, active listening, brainstorming and diverse perspectives.

Innovation: Cultivate creativity and resourcefulness and engage in critical and forward thinking to identify bold ideas that enable us to be responsive to the expectations of our organization and community.

Stewardship: Foster a nurturing culture that embraces the contribution of time, talent and treasure for the greater good of the organization and community