Doreen Dewar is the longest serving trustee on the Board with a total of 31 years, including nine years on the Sudbury Board of Education. She has been Chair of the Board for the past seven years. Prior to that, she served as Vice-Chair. Trustee Dewar has served multiple terms as Chair and been a member of every Board committee.
As Chair of the Board, she made many presentations to Ministry Standing Committees. She has also been the Board’s delegate on the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA). She has authored numerous newspaper articles and chaired many sub-committee meetings, including school review meetings.
Doreen Dewar has been a teacher, homemaker, volunteer, coach and entrepreneur. She ran her own successful retail business for 11 years. She has received awards for community involvement both locally and provincially. She is a recipient of OPSBA’s Bernadine Yackman Award for community service and Thorneloe University’s Thorneloe Mitre for her contribution to education.