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Doreen Dewar Acclaimed Chair/Dena Morrison Acclaimed Vice-Chair

          
 Doreen Dewar
 
Chair
  Dena Morrison
 
Vice Chair

At the organizational meeting for Rainbow District School Board held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 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 committees was also approved.

Chair Doreen Dewar is the longest serving trustee on the Board with a total of 24 years, including nine years on the Sudbury Board of Education. She has been Chair of the Board for the past year. Prior to her appointment as Chair, she served as Vice-Chair of the Board for two years. Trustee Dewar has served multiple terms as Chair and been a member of every Board committee.

As Chair of the Board, she made several presentations to Ministry Standing Committees. 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.

Chair Dewar said she looks forward to serving as Chair for the coming year. She will remain focused on student success, not only academic excellence, but also encompassing the physical, social, emotional and mental well-being of students. “I am eager to continue to contribute to Rainbow District School Board’s vision of being leaders in learning, inspiring success for all students by reaching minds and touching hearts.”

Vice-Chair Dena Morrison has been a trustee since 1998. From 2004 to 2008, she served as Chair of the Board. In 2003 and 2012, she served as Vice-Chair of the Board.  Raised in New Sudbury, Dena Morrison attended Col. David Younger Public School, Carl A. Nesbitt Public School and Lasalle Secondary School.  She attended the University of Western Ontario.

Trustee Morrison worked for the federal government for 25 years, gaining extensive experience in administration, policy development, human resource management, and budgeting. She held a number of positions of progressive responsibility at the local, provincial and national levels in Sudbury, Toronto and Ottawa/Hull. Morrison played a leadership role in community consultations to establish Northeastern Elementary School in Garson, which opened in September 2002. Trustee Morrison has also served on every Board committee as Chair or as a member over the past 14 years.

MEMBERSHIP ON BOARD COMMITTEES

Accessibility Planning Committee

Trustee Bob Clement

Audit Committee

Trustee Tyler Campbell

Trustee Judy Hunda

Trustee Dena Morrison

Environmental Education Committee

Trustee Gord Santala

Trustee Michael Niven

Equity and Inclusive Education Committee

Trustee Bob Clement

Trustee Grace Fox

Trustee Gord Santala

First Nations Advisory Committee

Trustee Bob Clement

Trustee Doreen Dewar

Trustee Grace Fox

Labour Relations Committee

Trustee Bob Clement

Trustee Judy Hunda

Trustee Larry Killens

Trustee Robert Kirwan

Trustee Dena Morrison

Parent Involvement Committee

Trustee Tyler Campbell

Trustee Bob Clement

Policy and Finance Committee

Trustee Tyler Campbell

Trustee Bob Clement

Trustee Doreen Dewar

Trustee Grace Fox

Trustee Judy Hunda

Trustee Larry Killens

Trustee Robert Kirwan

Trustee Dena Morrison

Trustee Gord Santala

School Year Structure Committee

Trustee Dena Morrison

Trustee Gord Santala

Student Trustee Michael Niven

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

Trustee Bob Clement

Trustee Dena Morrison

Trustee Judy Hunda (alternate)

Trustee Gord Santala (alternate)

Student Senate

Trustee Grace Fox

Trustee Judy Hunda

Student Trustee Michael Niven

Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL) Committee

Trustee Bob Clement

Trustee Doreen Dewar

Trustee Judy Hunda

Trustee Larry Killens

Trustee Dena Morrison

Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) Representative

Trustee Tyler Campbell

Trustee Bob Clement (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.