Ola Oladele announced as new Associate Superintendent - Business Services

Our Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Mr. Ola Oladele has been appointed their new Associate Superintendent - Business Services, effective June 3rd, 2024. 

Under the direction of the Sandy McDonald, our Superintendent of Schools, the Associate Superintendent - Business Services/Secretary-Treasurer, provides expertise and advice in finance, operations, and corporate services to our Board, the division, and our schools. Through sound financial planning and management, the Associate Superintendent allocates resources to be utilized to support student learning while ensuring fiscal responsibility and accountability. 

Ola brings with him over 16 years of senior executive experience, with the last eight years spent in the public sector, including the last six years as the Director of Information Technology and Finance & Chief Financial Officer for the City of Castlegar, B.C.

As a Chartered Professional Accountant, Ola holds a Bachelor of Applied Business Administration from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and is recognized as an engaging leader, adept at fostering cultures of transparency and inspiring multidisciplinary teams toward continuous improvement. 

"I am excited about the opportunity to join the GPPSD team. I look forward to collaborating with the Board, Superintendent, system leadership, and our stakeholders to continue the good work and uphold the commitment to responsible resource management. The Division has a great history of success, and I am thrilled to build upon this solid foundation.  

My family and I look forward to calling Grande Prairie our new home, integrating with the community, and getting to know the wonderful people at GPPSD!" - Mr. Ola Oladele


The role of Associate Superintendent is critically important to maximize the allocation and alignment of resources and develop processes to support student learning in our classrooms.


"In addition to his professional skills, Ola brings a vision for how the role can support our students and all staff that I believe aligns with our current practice and will support our Division's 3-Year Education Plan. I am looking forward to working with Ola to help every student continue to succeed."  - Sandy McDonald, Superintendent of Schools, GPPSD


"In our role as governors of the school division, my trustee colleagues and I depend on receiving timely information to support and inform our decision-making.

Ola's knowledge, skills, and public sector experience will help us continue communicating effectively and contribute to the confidence staff, parent, and community stakeholders have in our division."  - Joan Nellis, Board Chair, GPPSD


Division Information
Grande Prairie Public School Division
Email: communications@gppsd.ab.ca 
Phone: 780-532-4491