Christopher Usih is Chief Superintendent of Schools at the Calgary Board of Education, a position he has held since December 2018. He has more than 30 years of experience in K-12 and postsecondary. He began his teaching career in an Indigenous community in northern Manitoba but spent the majority of his career in diverse roles with the Toronto District School Board including teacher, principal, superintendent, executive superintendent, and Associate Director. Additionally, he was course director for the Ontario Principal’s Qualification Program. A lifelong learner and PhD student, Mr. Usih is a champion for public education. He is highly regarded for his commitment to equity, raising academic standards and addressing achievement and opportunity gaps. His responsive and collaborative approach has brought change to how students are supported.