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Succession Plan Continues for New Director of Education

August 23, 2017

The Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East have chosen Phelpsgroup out of Toronto as consultants in their search for a new Director of Education.

"The search is underway and there are a number of stages to be followed," says Board Chair Doug Shearer. "We are hoping to have someone new in place at the end of August 2017."

Linda Knight announced her retirement at the June 7th regular Meeting of the Board.

"On May 27th, I had my service contract renewed from September 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2017. Now this evening, I presented the Board of Trustees with my letter of resignation to retirement. My date that I presented was November 30th, 2017," said Knight at the time.

"There may be a bit of an overlap period with our retiring director, that's not unusual," adds Shearer. "But we're confident a new director should be in place by the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. we are hoping to attract a lot of good candidates, and choose the best candidate that we can."

Knight was appointed as Director of Education for District School Board Ontario North East in 2001. When she retires she will have been director for 16 years, and will have more than 49 years of tenure in the field of education.

To view the original media release:

Succession Planning Continues for New Director - November 16, 2016.pdf

PHOTO: Linda Knight, Director of Education