Staff Honoured at Annual Celebrating Service Banquet

Date:   Monday, June 8, 2015



Port Hastings, NS: — On Saturday, June 6, 2015, the Strait Regional School Board said thank you to thirty-one (31) members of staff during Celebrating Service 2015, the 15th annual retirement banquet to recognize the service and commitment of School Board employees.

“Honourees, this evening we come together to thank you and to celebrate your distinguished professional careers and many contributions to the children and youth in the Strait Region.  Regardless of your position in our education community, you have given freely of your time and talents and all of us are better for it.  Each and every day, you have made our students and their success your main priority and for this, I sincerely thank you,” said Board Chair Francine Boudreau.

Celebrating Service 2015 celebrates the contributions and leadership of a very special group of people.  The honourees of 2015 are people who have made a difference in the lives of our students and our communities.  Friends, colleagues, and family congratulate them on their accomplishments and express gratitude for a job well-done.

The honourees of 2015 are:

Margaret Archibald, Teacher, St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy

Charmaine Baltas,Teacher Assistant, Richmond Education Centre/Academy

Agnes Boudreau, Secretary, Richmond Education Centre/Academy

Jocelyn Bryson, Teacher, Tamarac Education Centre

Gary David, Teacher, East Richmond Education Centre

Gordon DeCoste, Teacher, St. Andrew Junior School

Billy Digout, Teacher, East Richmond Education Centre

Tim Dort, Teacher, Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy

Joe Duggan, Vice Principal, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Sylvia Dunphy, Secretary, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Rena Forgeron, Coordinator of Financial Services, Regional Office

Bernie Gillis, Teacher, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Marion Kaiser, Teacher, St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy

Christopher LeBlanc, Teacher, Whycocomagh Education Centre

Frank LeBlanc, Janitor, SAERC

Ronald Long, Teacher, East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy

Mary MacDonald, Guidance Counsellor, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Norman MacDonald, Carpenter, Operations Centre

Kathy MacDougall, Teacher, St. Andrew Junior School

Cecile MacEachern, Receptionist, Regional Office

Linda MacKenzie,Teacher Assistant, SAERC

Brian MacNeil, Teacher, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Theresa MacNeil, Guidance Counsellor, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Lois Madden, Teacher, East Richmond Education Centre

Rolande Poan, Teacher Assistant, Felix Marchand Education Centre

Gerard Ryan, Principal, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Rob Ryan, Guidance Counsellor, Tamarac Education Centre

Wilhelmina Stewart, Library Technician, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Theresa Thompson, Teacher, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Cheryl Vautour, Teacher, St. Andrew Junior School

Kenny White, Bus Driver, East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy

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For more information, please contact: 1-800-650-4448

Deanna Gillis, Coordinator of Communications, 902-625-7093; deanna.gillis@srsb.ca
Francine Boudreau, Chair, 902-631-5010; francine.boudreau@srsb.ca