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

    TORONTO, June 15 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association
(OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Colleen Schenk was re-elected as President
of OPSBA at the Annual General Meeting held on June 13, 2009.
    In her acceptance speech to the membership, Colleen Schenk described some
of the remarkable achievements in difficult times. These include achieving
negotiated settlements with teachers and support staff in the province,
positively affecting legislative changes to school board governance, providing
a strong contribution to the consultation and final report of the Declining
Enrolment Working Group, raising the level of dialogue around the importance
of inter-Ministry collaboration and board-community partnerships in support of
the Whole Child and active involvement in the province's Poverty Reduction
    Colleen, a trustee from the Avon Maitland District School Board, will
continue to be supported in her position as President of OPSBA by
Vice-President Catherine Fife from the Waterloo Region District School Board
and Riley Brockington from Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. OPSBA's
President and two Vice-Presidents offer a combined expertise and determination
that will serve OPSBA well in its work in the year ahead.
    OPSBA wishes to acknowledge and thank past Vice-President Loralea
Carruthers for her contribution to public education. Loralea was the
spokesperson for the Association during elementary teacher negotiations,
helped to spearhead the successful release of the OPSBA discussion paper What
if? Technology in the 21st Century Classroom and will continue to make a
contribution on the Education Program Work Team.
    In addition to the President and Vice-Presidents, OPSBA's Executive
Council includes: 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; Bill
Johnston, Vice-President, Central West Region, Grand Erie District School
Board; David Moen, Vice-President, Eastern Region, Ottawa-Carleton District
School Board; and Howard Goodman, Vice-President (Enrolment), Toronto District
School Board.

For further information:

For further information: Jeff Sprang, OPSBA Communications,(416)

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