Department of Education

Midwest Education Region

Midwest Education Region


Regional Executive Director

Greg Thorne
Regional Executive Director of the Midwest Education Region

The Regional Executive Director is critical in delivering on the Government’s focus of a public school system that empowers school communities.

The Regional Executive Director's portfolio includes:

  • supporting innovation, efficiency and collaboration so students have access to a broad, high quality curriculum
  • coordinating communications and complaints, disputes and crisis management processes
  • monitoring schools through the Department’s performance information systems on student achievement (academic and non-academic), financial and human resource management, and community relations
  • initiating and coordinating support for and intervention in underperforming schools
  • managing school principals and regional staff
  • leading the implementation of Department policies, programs and initiatives
  • facilitating and supporting interagency collaboration and partnerships
  • supporting the professional learning and development of Network Principals in consultation with the professional learning and leadership institute
  • advising Corporative Executive on Department policy and programs.
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