New deputy minister for the Department of Education

Nicole Morgan has accepted the position of deputy minister for the Department of Education. She will act in this position for 12 months.

Morgan recently held the position of assistant deputy minister for the Public Schools Division. She started her career as an educator in secondary schools and has also worked as a school counsellor. Morgan has held successively senior positions with the Department of Education and since 2014 has led the implementation and development of both French and English Kindergarten to Grade 12 curricula and educational resources. Morgan has a master of education from the University of Calgary and a bachelor of education from the University of British Columbia.

Rob Wood is leaving the Government of Yukon.

Nicole Morgan has a long and distinguished career in the education sector. Her leadership and experience will be a valuable asset for the government as we move forward on developing a strong education system for all Yukoners.

Premier Sandy Silver

Quick facts 
  • Deputy ministers are the most senior public servants in Government of Yukon departments. They are responsible for the department’s budget, day-to-day operations and program development.

  • Deputy ministers serve at pleasure. They take direction from the minister responsible for their department but are ultimately accountable to the premier.

Media contact 

Tom Ullyett
A/Public Service Commissioner

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