Mary Jane Farrish

Mary Jane Farrish

Mary Jane Farrish
Superintendent of Instruction

613-596-8211, ext. 8821

Administrative Assistant
Sanjida Rahman


Avalon Public School
Carson Grove Elementary School
Convent Glen Elementary School
Dunning-Foubert Elementary School
Emily Carr Middle School
Fallingbrook Elementary School
Forest Valley Elementary School
Glen Ogilvie Public School
Henry Larsen Elementary School
Henry Munro Middle School
Heritage Public School
Le Phare Elementary School
Maple Ridge Elementary School
Orleans Wood Elementary School
Robert Hopkins Public School
Summerside Public School
Terry Fox Elementary School
Trillium Elementary School 
Cairine Wilson Secondary School
Colonel By Secondary School
Gloucester High School
Ottawa Technical Secondary School
Storefront School
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School 

About Mary Jane

As a Superintendent of instruction, Mary Jane Farrish oversees support and supervision for Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools in Eastern Ottawa. She leads the OCDSB's Equity and Human Rights division. Mary Jane collaborates with departments across the OCDSB to support district commitments in the strategic plan and board improvement plan for student achievement and well-being, and to ensure Roadmap Milestones are being met.

Mary Jane has elementary and secondary teaching and administration experience in the Peel District School Board and Halton District School Board, where she was the administrator lead for the Education and Community Partnership Program and Equity and Inclusive Education. She is currently a Facilitator for the Supervisory Officers Qualification Program with the Eastern Ontario Staff Development Network.

Mary Jane is committed to school-level collaboration to reach the milestones in the OCDSB’s Indigenous, Equity and Human Rights Road Map. She supports the implementation of bias-free progressive discipline within policy revisions and operational practices.

Currently, she works in collaboration with partner agencies such as the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) and Educational Foundation of Ottawa (EFO) to support students and families in achieving their potential.

Mary Jane’s Portfolio Includes

  • ONFE Breakfast Program
  • Volunteers
  • Well-being
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