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School Board Announces New Director of Education

Sean Monteith will take over as Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board’s Director of Education in August.

That is when out-going director Mandy Savery-Whiteway will be retiring.

The school board calls Monteith “an innovative and respected leader in public education.” He’s working as the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board’s Director of Education. The board says he is known for making it a priority to improve student achievement and indigenous education. “He established the Indigenous Graduation Coach Program leading to historic achievements for First Nations youth, and partnerships with numerous tribal councils, First Nations, the Ministry of Education, and treaty areas including the Nishnawbe Aski Nation,” they say.

“I am thrilled to be coming to the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, bringing my own unique professional and learned experiences to an established dynamic organization,” Monteith says. The students, staff, and trustees can be assured they will be the beneficiaries of my dedication and energy to putting young people first and a relentless commitment to improving outcomes for all students.”

“Monteith has a proven track record in his commitment to students, and is known for removing systemic barriers in order to enable all students to have access to equity of opportunity and outcomes,” the school board says.

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