What’s happening in Rainbow Schools?
Tyler Campbell elected Chair and Doreen Dewar elected Vice-Chair
|Tyler Campbell, Board Chair||Doreen Dewar, Vice-Chair|
At the annual organizational meeting of Rainbow District School Board held on Monday, December 15th, 2009, Trustee Tyler Campbell was elected Chair of the Board. Trustee Doreen Dewar was elected Vice-Chair.
Trustee Campbell, who represents residents of Area 2 in the City of Greater Sudbury, was elected to the Board in 2003 and acclaimed in 2006. He has been Vice-Chair of the Board for the past two years. Over the years, he has been a member of several committees including the Negotiating Committee, the Technology Committee and the Accessibility Committee.
In the fall of 2005, he was appointed to the Accessibility Standards Advisory Council of Ontario, which advises the Minister of Community and Social Services on accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities. Trustee Campbell has been Rainbow District School Board’s voting delegate to the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) for the past four years.
Born and raised in Sudbury, Trustee Tyler Campbell is a Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School graduate. He has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Sports Administration degree from Laurentian University. Trustee Campbell is currently the Executive Director of Our Children, Our Future.
“The coming year will herald the beginning a new era in education as we start to implement the Early Learning Program for four and five-year-olds,” said Chair Campbell. “The expansion of Junior Kindergarten to full day, every day will ensure equity of opportunity for all parents/guardians in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin. I look forward to sharing my expertise in this important area and to working with trustees and staff to offer the best program possible for our youngest students.”
Vice-Chair Doreen Dewar is the longest serving trustee with Rainbow District School Board and the former Sudbury Board of Education. She has represented the south end of the City for more than 20 years and been Chair of the Board for multiple terms. As Chair, she made many important presentations to Ministry Standing Committees. She has served on all Board committees over the years. Following the creation of Rainbow District School Board, she helped review and revise the policies of the three amalgamated Boards. She is currently Chair of the Policy and Finance Committee.
Born and raised in Sudbury, Vice-Chair 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 her community involvement both locally and provincially.
Trustee Ruth Ward, who represents constituents in Valley East, was elected voting delegate to the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA). The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association represents public district school boards and public school authorities across Ontario, which together serve more than 1.3 million public elementary and secondary students.
Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705.674.3171, ext. 7217.