Staff Honoured at Celebrating Service Banquet 2017

Terry Doyle, Josie Melong, Chuck Burke, Arthur Gallant, Neil MacDonald, Emile LeBlanc, Rosaire MacKinnon, Sandra MacDonald, Karen Power (Back Row, left to right); Maureen Cosman-Burke, Janet MacIsaac, Heather MacDonald, Lainie Landry, Charlotte Rankin, Judy MacDonald (Middle Row, left to right); Lynn Martin, Doreen McNamara, Allana Mullaney, Donnie Myette, Argyle MacDonald, Nikki Callaghan, Ann Gracie, Linda Beaton (Front Row, left to right)

Date:  Tuesday, June 6, 2017                                                          

Port Hawkesbury, NS:—On Saturday, June 3, 2017, the Strait Regional School Board said thank you to thirty-seven (37) members of staff (23 of whom were in attendance) during Celebrating Service 2017, the 17th 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 Chair Francine Boudreau.   

Celebrating Service 2017 celebrates the contributions and leadership of a very special group of people. The honourees of 2017 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 2017 are:

Claire Aucoin, Teacher, Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy

Dénise Aucoin, Teacher, Pleasant Bay School

Linda Beaton, Teacher, Bayview Education Centre

Charles (Chuck) Burke, Building Operator, Richmond Education Centre/Academy

Monica (Nikki) Callaghan, Teacher, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Margaret Ann Cameron, Teacher, St. Andrew Junior School

Maureen Cosman-Burke, Teacher, Richmond Education Centre/Academy

Terry Doyle, Director of Operations, Department of Operations, Regional Office

Vince Eastwood, Janitor, St. Andrews Consolidated School

Arthur Gallant, Bus Driver, Richmond Education Centre/Academy

Robert Goyetche, Teacher, Tamarac Education Centre

Ann Gracie, Teacher Assistant, Richmond Education Centre/Academy

Bryan Hines, Custodian, Tamarac Education Centre

Lainie Landry, Transportation Planning and Design Officer, Mulgrave Operations Centre

Emile LeBlanc, Bus Driver, Inverness Education Centre/Academy

Argyle MacDonald, Secretary, St. Andrew Junior School

Heather MacDonald, Teacher Assistant, Antigonish Education Centre

Judy MacDonald, Library Technician, Richmond Education Centre/Academy

Neil MacDonald, Teacher, Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy

Rene MacDonald, Cleaner, Richmond Education Centre/Academy

Sandra MacDonald, Teacher, Tamarac Education Centre

Cyril MacGillivray, Teacher, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Janet MacIsaac, Teacher, Bayview Education Centre

Rosaire MacKinnon, Library Technician, Whycocomagh Education Centre

Charlotte MacNeil, Teacher Assistant, Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy

Georgina MacNeil, Teacher Assistant, Bayview Education Centre

Lynn Martin, Literacy Mentor, Regional Program Support

Doreen McNamara, Teacher Assistant, Mulgrave Memorial Education Centre

Josie Melong, Teacher, East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy

Tom Montrose, Cleaner, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

William (Bill) Mouland (posthumous), Teacher Assistant, Inverness Education Centre/Academy

Allana Mullaney, Teacher Assistant, Antigonish Education Centre

Donnie Myette, Bus Driver, West Antigonish area

Peggy Myette, Janitor, East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy

Karen Power, Manager of Financial Services, Department of Finance, Regional Office

Charlotte Rankin, Teacher, Bayview Education Centre

Grace Weatherbie, Teacher, St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy




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

Deanna Gillis, Coordinator of Communications, 902-625-7093;
Francine Boudreau, Chair, 902-631-5010;