TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards'
Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Michael Barrett has been elected as President of OPSBA at a meeting held on September
22, 2012. As OPSBA's new President, Michael brings to the role a depth
of experience both in public service and in the world of business. His
strong education background, his commitment, and deep knowledge of the
province's school system will contribute to the strength of public
education in the province of Ontario.
Michael Barrett is committed to working successfully with trustees,
students, parents, school boards and the provincial government to focus
on those areas in the education system that require improvement,
develop solutions that work for students, and strengthen public
confidence in Ontario's schools.
"I am committed to supporting every public school board trustee in the
province in the vital role they undertake on behalf of Ontario students
and their families," said Michael Barrett. "As individual advocates for
public education, we are all invested in creating the conditions that
make a better world for our students and our society. Trustees are on
the front line, working closely with local communities, living that
commitment every day and Ontario is the better for it."
Michael, a trustee from the Durham District School Board, will be
supported in his position as President of OPSBA by 1st Vice-President Lori Lukinuk from the Lakehead District School Board and 2nd Vice-President Mark Bailey from the Upper Grand District School Board. Lori Lukinuk and
newly-elected Vice-President, Mark Bailey, will provide strong
educational leadership, progressive ideas and focused energy to the
Association's commitment to student success.
In addition to the President, two Vice-Presidents, OPSBA's Executive
Council includes: Louise Clodd, Vice-President, Central East Region, (Trillium Lakelands District
School Board); Peggy Sattler, Vice-President, Western Region, (Thames Valley District School Board);
Graham Lidstone, Vice-President, Northern Region, (Algoma District School Board); David Shields, Vice-President, Eastern Region, (Renfrew County District School
Board); and Howard Goodman, Vice-President (Enrolment), (Toronto District School Board).
OPSBA's First Nations Director Peter Garrow, trustee with Upper Canada District School Board, who brings a depth of
experience, commitment and knowledge to the role, will continue to
strengthen public education for First Nation students and foster
broader perspectives for all students.
SOURCE: Ontario Public School Boards' Association
For further information:
Durham District School Board