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Director of Education

Director of Education

Bruce Bourget Director of Education 705-674-3171 ext. 7236

“I am honoured to continue contributing to student achievement and well-being in collaboration with a dedicated team. I look forward to working with Trustees, staff, students, parents/guardians, federations/unions and community partners to gather input for the creation of our new strategic plan. Together, we will define our priorities and move them forward, including our ongoing work in truth and reconciliation and equity and inclusion.”

Bruce Bourget, Director of Education

Bruce Bourget joined the Board in 1993. He has taught Math, Physical Education, Business Studies and Science. He served as a Special Education Resource teacher and Physical Education Program Leader.

Bruce Bourget was appointed Vice-Principal in 2001 and quickly promoted to the position of Principal. He was Principal of Lockerby Composite School from 2003 to 2008 and Student Success Leader/Principal of Program for Grades 7 to 12 from 2008 to 2010, providing system-wide instructional leadership for Rainbow Schools.

For the past 11 years, Bruce Bourget has served as Superintendent of Schools. In addition to overseeing a family of schools, he has been responsible for a number of portfolios including human resources, labour relations, student success, and health and safety, including the development and implementation of all protocols and procedures to keep everyone safe during the pandemic.

He also played a lead role in the creation of Barrydowne College, a highly successful re-engagement school at Cambrian College. Since its inception, hundreds of students have returned to school to complete their diploma and pursue their studies or find employment.

An Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Co-Curricular Program recipient, Bruce Bourget has coached basketball, volleyball, and track and field and has convened OFSAA basketball. He was the Northern Ontario Regional Team and Centre for Performance Coach for Basketball Ontario and also served as Provincial Chair. In 2010, Bruce Bourget was Chair of the Olympic Torch Relay Celebration in Greater Sudbury. He has coached club basketball since 2010. Prior to that, he coached Walden Minor Soccer.

Bruce Bourget has a Masters of Education from Nipissing University, a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education from Laurentian University. He is a graduate of Nickel District Secondary School in Sudbury.