Staff Honoured at Celebrating Service Banquet 2018

Date: Monday, June 4, 2018                                                    

Port  Hawkesbury, NS:—On Saturday, June 2, 2018, the Strait Regional Centre for Education said thank you to thirty-two (32) members of staff (19 of whom were in attendance) during Celebrating Service 2018, the 18th annual retirement banquet to recognize the service and commitment of employees.

“You have all had a tremendous impact on the lives of our students. Your commitment and leadership has played an important role in our student’s achievement and success. Your devotion to our students, your colleagues, our school communities, and to the public education system in the Strait Region as a whole has made a meaningful difference in our students’ lives, now and well into their future. Tonight is a time for celebration and it is my distinct pleasure, to thank our 2018 honourees, on behalf of the Strait Regional Centre for Education, for the contribution you have made to education throughout your careers,” said Ford Rice, Regional Executive Director of Education.

Celebrating Service 2018 celebrates the contributions and leadership of a very special group of people. The honourees of 2018 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 2018 are:

Gélasse AuCoin, Bus Driver, Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy

John Bégin, Building Operator, Bayview Education Centre

Bernie Benoit, Maintenance, Mulgrave Operations Centre

Maria Boudreau, Teacher, Tamarac Education Centre

Bonnie Boulton, Teacher, Bayview Education Centre

Richard Britten, Sr. Bus Driver, East Richmond area

Bernadette Campbell, Guidance Counsellor/Resource Teacher, Bayview Education Centre

Janice Campbell, Coordinator of Student Success Planning/Special Projects, Regional Office

John Campbell, Teacher, Dalbrae Academy

Edward (Ed) Dunphy, Teacher, Dalbrae Academy

Jeanine Gunn, Teacher, East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy

Elizabeth (Liz) Harrison, Teacher, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Bernice Jeffrey, Library Technician, Richmond Education Centre/Academy

Sarita Landry, Teacher, Antigonish Education Centre

Dan LeBlanc, Teacher, St. Andrew Junior School

Bonnie MacDonald, Teacher, St. Andrews Consolidated School

Patricia (Trish) MacDonald, Teacher Assistant, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Gerard MacDougall, Janitor, St. Andrew Junior School

Vaughan MacKean, Mechanic, Antigonish Bus Garage

Ralph MacNeil, Teacher, St. Andrew Junior School

Neil MacIsaac, Teacher, St. Andrew Junior School

Jim Mullins, Bus Driver, East Richmond area

Cathy Ryan, Teacher, St. Andrew Junior School

Edwin Samson, Bus Driver, East Richmond area

Danette Samson-
Landry, French Immersion Math Mentor/Interventionist, Tamarac Education Centre

Allan Stewart, Bus Driver, Antigonish area

Fred Sullivan, Teacher, St. Andrew Junior School

Bryan Sutherland, Teacher, Inverness Education Centre/Academy

Hilary Taylor, Bus Driver, East Richmond area

Joy Thibeau, Teacher, East Richmond Education Centre

Terese Tracey, Teacher, St. Andrew Junior School

Rob Wolf, Guidance Counsellor, St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy



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

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