Colleen Schenk elected President of the Ontario Public School Boards' Association

    TORONTO, Dec. 3 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association
(OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Colleen Schenk has been elected as
President of OPSBA at a meeting held on December 1, 2007. Colleen's service
and contributions to public education span more than fourteen years and are
hallmarked by her "children first" approach.
    Colleen Schenk believes that student achievement is the Association's
primary responsibility. On behalf of 1.3 million Ontario students and their
families, Colleen is committed to working successfully with parents, school
boards and the provincial government to focus on areas in the education system
requiring improvement, develop solutions that work for children and strengthen
public confidence in Ontario's schools.
    Colleen, a trustee from the Avon Maitland District School Board, will be
supported in her position as President of OPSBA by Vice-President Loralea
Carruthers from the York Region District School Board and Vice-President
Catherine Fife from the Waterloo Region District School Board. Loralea
Carruthers, who was elected Vice-President in June 2007 and newly-elected
Vice-President, Catherine Fife, will provide strong educational leadership,
progressive ideas and focused energy to the Association's commitment to
student success.
    In addition to the President and Vice-Presidents, OPSBA's Executive
Council includes: Rick Johnson, Past President, Trillium Lakelands District
School Board; Cathy Abraham, Vice-President, Central East Region, Kawartha
Pine Ridge District School Board; Julia Burgess, Vice-President, Western
Region, Greater Essex County District School Board; Lori Lukinuk,
Vice-President, Northern Region, Lakehead District School Board; Jennifer
Waterston, Vice-President, Central West Region, Upper Grand District School
Board; Carl Pitman, Vice-President, Eastern Region, Hastings and Prince Edward
District School Board; and Howard Goodman, Vice-President (Enrolment), Toronto
District School Board.

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