NSSBA elects new executive

DARTMOUTH, NS, May 31, 2011 /CNW/ - The Nova Scotia School Boards Association  (NSSBA) elected their 2011-12 executive at the association's 57th annual general meeting, held in Digby N.S., May 26-28, 2011. Over 70 delegates attended the conference, hosted by the Tri-County Regional School Board.

Vic Fleury of the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board was elected president for the second consecutive year. His duties will include chairing the board of directors and being an ex-officio member of all standing committees.

Joining Fleury on the executive will be Ron Marks, past president, Chignecto-Central Regional School Board; George Kehoe, first vice president, Strait Regional School Board; Jamie Stevens, second vice president, Chignecto-Central Regional School Board and Gin Yee, treasurer, Halifax Regional School Board.

The conference featured keynote speaker Dr. Ivar Mendez, world renowned neurologist, innovator, educator and philanthropist.  Dr. Mendez' address provided a motivational and inspiring look at how technology is changing the way health care is provided, and gave school boards a clear illustration of the types of tools that today's students will be using in tomorrow's workplace.  His talk reinforced the important work the NSSBA and other education partners are doing in developing a vision for 21st-century education in Nova Scotia.

The NSSBA is the provincial voice for school boards.

SOURCE NOVA SCOTIA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

For further information:

Sharon Findlay-MacPhee
Communications Manager
NSSBA
(902) 491-2856 (O)
(902) 221-6881 (C)

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