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Doreen Dewar Acclaimed Chair/Dena Morrison Acclaimed Vice-Chair

At the organizational meeting for Rainbow District School Board held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, Trustee Doreen Dewar was acclaimed Chair of the Board for another term and Trustee Dena Morrison was acclaimed Vice-Chair of the Board for another term. Membership on Board standing committees was also approved.

Doreen Dewar is the longest serving trustee on the Board with over 31 years experience, including nine years on the Sudbury Board of Education.

“I enjoy working with trustees, staff, parents/guardians, community partners and, most importantly, students who bring us all tremendous pride and make my role immensely rewarding,” said Chair Dewar.

“There have been many changes in education over the years which have led to good outcomes for teaching and learning, including the renewal of schools. Our priority remains student achievement and well-being, not only academic excellence, but also the physical, mental, social and emotional well-being of students, which are fundamental to student success.”

She added: “Rainbow District School Board brings learning to life, enabling students to fulfill their aspirations and I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this important mission. Reaching minds and touching hearts will continue to be the cornerstone of everything that we do in Rainbow Schools.”

Dena Morrison has been a trustee since 1998. She has served as Vice-Chair of the Board for the past eight years and continues in that role. She also served as Vice-Chair in 2003. From 2004 to 2008, she served as Chair of the Board.

MEMBERSHIP ON BOARD STANDING COMMITTEES

Accessibility Planning Committee
Trustee Kerrie St. Jean

Audit Committee
Trustee Judy Hunda
Trustee Dena Morrison
Trustee Margaret Stringer

Environmental Education Committee
Trustee Judy Hunda
Student Trustee Colleen Gauvreau

Equity and Inclusive Education Committee
Trustee Bob Clement
Trustee Linda Debassige
Trustee Judy Kosmerly

First Nation Advisory Committee
Trustee Bob Clement
Trustee Linda Debassige
Trustee Margaret Stringer

Labour Relations Committee
Trustee Bob Clement
Trustee Judy Hunda
Trustee Judy Kosmerly
Trustee Dena Morrison
Trustee Margaret Stringer

Parent Involvement Committee
Trustee Judy Kosmerly

School Year Structure Committee
Trustee Anita Gibson
Trustee Kerrie St. Jean
Student Trustee Colleen Gauvreau

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
Trustee Kerrie St. Jean
Trustee Margaret Stringer
Trustee Judy Kosmerly (alternate)
Trustee Dena Morrison (alternate)

Strategic Planning Committee
Trustee Bob Clement
Trustee Linda Debassige
Trustee Doreen Dewar
Trustee Anita Gibson
Trustee Judy Hunda
Trustee Judy Kosmerly
Trustee Dena Morrison
Trustee Kerrie St. Jean
Trustee Margaret Stringer

Student Senate
Trustee Bob Clement
Trustee Judy Hunda
Student Trustee Colleen Gauvreau

Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) Representative
Trustee Bob Clement
Trustee Judy Kosmerly (alternate)

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Media Contact:
Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.