Grace Fox reaffirmed as First Nations Director to OPSBA

    TORONTO, June 20 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association
(OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Grace Fox, a trustee with the Rainbow
District School Board, has been reaffirmed as First Nations Director. Now
serving for a third term, Grace will be supported in her role as First Nations
Director by Howard Archibald, a trustee from District School Board Ontario
North East, who was elected as her Alternate on OPSBA's Board of Directors.
    During the past two years, Grace Fox has made an outstanding contribution
to the education of First Nations students. Under Grace's leadership and with
the support of the Council of First Nations trustees, there has been a marked
increase in cultural awareness on First Nation education issues and a strong
emphasis on building relationships among school boards, First Nation
communities and Ontario's Aboriginal Education Office.
    "The infusion of First Nation culture, history and perspectives in the
Ontario curriculum must be accurate, relevant and respectful," said Grace Fox.
"One of my goals as First Nations Director is to promote the development of
curriculum resources by First Nation educators which become widely circulated
throughout the school system."
    OPSBA looks to the coming years as an unparalleled opportunity to work
with First Nation educators and communities to strengthen public education for
First Nations students. The OPSBA Board of Directors will continue to draw on
Grace's expertise as an educator and leader to guide the system in this work.

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