Dave Cooke is the Chair of the Education Quality and Accountability Office.
Dave Cooke of Windsor, was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for 20 years, serving in numerous capacities. In the early 1990s, he served as Ontario’s Minister of Education and, during this time, he established the Royal Commission on Learning, which led to the creation of EQAO. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Erie-St. Clair Local Health Integration Network and is a member of the Windsor-Essex Development Commission Board. Before that, he served as the Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Windsor.
Bruce Rodrigues is the CEO of the Education Quality and Accountability Office.
Bruce Rodrigues has a passion for education and student success. He has been an educator for over 28 years, during which he has served in the roles of program head, vice-principal, principal, supervisory officer and associate director of education. Most recently, he was Director of Education for the Toronto Catholic District School Board. However, he considers himself first and foremost a teacher and treasures that as the foundation for his service in education.
Bruce has been involved extensively in writing curricula at the local, provincial and national levels and has led numerous reform initiatives throughout his career. He possesses a strong background in and working understanding of assessment, evaluation, grading and reporting practices as they relate to student learning, achievement and success. He brings that knowledge and his passion for publicly funded education to his new role as CEO of EQAO.
As a recognized leader in education in Ontario, Bruce is often sought as a keynote speaker, presenter and lecturer for various events and courses. He possesses extensive knowledge in the areas of strategic planning, development of ethical guidelines for organizations and building capacity within organizations to embrace change and enhance their mission. He is also a strong supporter of and a dedicated contributor to numerous peace and justice initiatives.
Bruce has a genuine and deep-rooted commitment to Ontarians and to the youth of the province. He will work tirelessly to ensure that the work of the agency will help inform conversation, direction and action as all stakeholders, educators and parents support young people in fulfilling their greatest potential.