Elmwood School Announces New Head to Take Leadership in August 2008

    OTTAWA, Jan. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Elmwood School, an independent day school
for girls since 1915, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cheryl
Boughton to Head of School effective August 1, 2008. After a global search
process lasting nearly a year, the Elmwood Board of Governors gave unanimous
consent to hire Boughton.
    "I am thrilled to be coming to Elmwood School and retuning to education
in Canada. The academic achievement, exceptional international curriculum and
a dedicated team have already impressed me," said Cheryl Boughton. "It is a
privilege and a pleasure to have the opportunity to lead Elmwood School on its
continued path to excellence in education."
    Ms. Boughton is currently the Deputy Head of Bedford Preparatory School
in Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, a single gender independent boarding and day
school for 1100 male students. Prior to joining Bedford, Ms. Boughton spent
eight (8) years working in all-girls schools in the United Kingdom. She began
her career teaching English and History in the Ontario Public school system.
Educated at Queen's University and the University of Toronto, Ms. Boughton
brings with her more than 10 years experience in progressively senior roles
managing independent schools.
    "We are delighted to have Ms. Boughton lead Elmwood School," said Jacob
Polisuk, Chair of the Board of Governors. "She has a solid understanding of
the importance of single gender learning environments as well as the
characteristics of what makes a great school. She has the experience, attitude
and drive to take Elmwood to its next stage of development, as a leader in
providing single gender academic excellence."

    About Elmwood School Inc.

    Elmwood School in Ottawa is an Independent Day School dedicated to
providing excellence in education in an all girls learning environment. For
more than 90 years, Elmwood School has inspired and empowered young women to
achieve their potential and pursue excellence in a global society. Free to
discover their individuality, challenge their intellects and pursue their
goals, they develop aptitudes essential in a diverse and evolving global
society. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.elmwood.on.ca">www.elmwood.on.ca</a>

For further information:

For further information: Carrie-Anne Mercer, Director of Marketing &
Communications, Elmwood School, (613) 749-6761, cmercer@elmwood.on.ca

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