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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 8, 2020, 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 32 years experience, including nine years on the Sudbury Board of Education.

Chair Dewar said: “I consider serving as Chair of the Rainbow Board an honour and a privilege”.

She added: “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.”

“Student well-being and achievement continues to guide us as we nurture physical, mental, social and emotional wellness, the foundation for academic success,” she said. “I am proud of our students, families and staff for their ongoing resiliency in these unusual times.”

Dena Morrison has been a trustee since 1998. She has served as Vice-Chair of the Board for the past nine 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.

“Reaching minds and touching hearts continues to be the cornerstone of who we are and what we do in Rainbow Schools,” said Vice-Chair Morrison. “It is a privilege to contribute to this important mission.”

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 Ava Lafrance

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

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

Labour Relations Committee
Trustee Bob Clement
Trustee Doreen Dewar
Trustee Judy Hunda
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 Ava Lafrance

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

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.