Staff Honoured at Celebrating Service Banquet

Ann Morris, James Landry, Bobby Robinson, Donna MacDonald, Paul Long, Beryl Hadley, Allan MacPherson, Monica Williams, Shaun MacDonald (Back Row, left to right); Raymond Haley, Margie O’Neil, Jim Boudreau, Marlene Roberts, Susan Mattie Cameron, Susan Meade, Susan Cameron, Darlene Burns, Shirley Hart (Middle Row, left to right); Jeanne D’Arc Samson, Kathleen Shaw, Lillian Chisholm, Madeleine Campbell (Front Row, left to right)

Date: Monday, June 6, 2016

Port Hastings, NS:—  On Saturday, June 4, 2016, the Strait Regional School Board said thank you to thirty-six (36) members of staff during Celebrating Service 2016, the 16th 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 been devoted members of our school communities, and made students and their successes your main priority and for this, I sincerely thank you,” said Board Vice Chair Jamie Samson. 

Celebrating Service 2016 celebrates the contributions and leadership of a very special group of people.  The honourees of 2016 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 2016 are:

  • Marjorie Anderson, Janitor, Fanning Education Centre/Canso Academy
  • Jim Boudreau, Guidance Counselor, Fanning Education Centre/Canso Academy
  • Darlene Burns, Teacher, Felix Marchand Education Centre
  • Susan Cameron, Teacher, St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy
  • Madeleine Campbell, Janitor, Whycocomagh Education Centre
  • Anita Chisholm, Teacher, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School
  • Lillian Chisholm, Janitor, SAERC
  • Eugene DeYoung, Teacher, St. Andrews Consolidated School
  • Wayne Ehler, Head Custodian, Fanning Education Centre/Canso Academy
  • Beryl Hadley, Receptionist, Regional Office
  • Raymond Haley, Bus Driver with Extra Duties, St. Andrews Consolidated School
  • Shirley Hart, Manager of Purchasing, Department of Finance
  • Catherine Hughes, Teacher, Antigonish Education Centre
  • James Landry, Janitor, Richmond Education Centre/Academy
  • Beverly Larade, Janitor, East Richmond Education Centre
  • Paul Long, Principal, Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy
  • Donna MacDonald, Teacher, Dalbrae Academy
  • Gerarda MacDonald, Teacher, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School
  • Shaun MacDonald, Principal, SAERC
  • Kathleen MacKinnon, Teacher, Whycocomagh Education Centre
  • Allan MacPherson, Manager of Transportation, Department of Operations
  • Janice MacQuarrie, Teacher, Antigonish Education Centre
  • Susan Mattie Cameron, Teacher, Antigonish Education Centre
  • Hughena McDaniel, Library Technician, Bayview Education Centre
  • Susan Meade, Teacher, Antigonish Education Centre
  • Ann Morris, Mathematics Mentor, Department of Programs and Student Services
  • Terry Morris, Janitor, St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy
  • Margie O’Neil, Teacher, Antigonish Education Centre
  • Marlene Roberts, Library Technician, Fanning Education Centre/Canso Academy
  • Bobby Robinson, Head Mechanic, Sherbrooke Bus Garage
  • Jeanne D’Arc Samson, Teacher, Richmond Education Centre/Academy
  • Kathleen Shaw, Secretary, Tamarac Education Centre
  • Jesslyn Steele, Teacher, Tamarac Education Centre
  • Julia Tompkins, Teacher, Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy
  • Martin Touesnard, Manager of Fleet Maintenance, Department of Operations
  • Monica Williams, Director of Programs and Student Services



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

Deanna Gillis, Coordinator of Communications, 902-625-7093;

Francine Boudreau, Chair, 902-631-5010;