An educator for over 32 years, Angus McBeath
began his teaching career in 1972 in the province of Prince Edward Island.
In 1976, he joined Edmonton Public Schools as a teacher and in 1980, he became assistant principal. From 1983-86, he
served as principal.
In 1986, Mr. McBeath moved to an administrative role as Director of Program Development. Six years later, he was
appointed Assistant Superintendent of Continuing Education Services, where he remained until he was asked to serve as
After the appointment of a permanent superintendent, Mr. McBeath continued to play a senior executive role in district administration. He served as Department Head until 2001, when the Edmonton Board of Trustees appointed him Superintendent of Schools.
As Superintendent, Mr. McBeath led the ongoing effort of Edmonton Public Schools to improve student achievement. Under his leadership, the district implemented a multi-year program called, Focus on Supporting Teaching and Learning. It was created to develop an instructional focus that applies to every student in every classroom. As part of the initiative, the district enhanced opportunities for collaboration among staff, facilitated the use of research-based best practices in the classroom, and involved stakeholders in supporting the crucial work of teaching and learning. Mr. McBeath also introduced a number of targets for improving both high school completion rates and the achievement of students in Grades 1 to 12.
In addition to his considerable career achievements, Mr. McBeath has published articles in American Association of School Administrators and Cross City Foundation publications. He has also spoken to a number of audiences across North America on the subject of site-based decision making and improving student achievement.
Mr. McBeath retired as Superintendent in the fall of 2005 and joined Focus on Results in February 2006. He provides specialized executive coaching and leadership development to superintendents, cabinet members and other district leaders working to improve district-wide student results.