School board announces new Superintendent of School Climate & Student Well-being Services
September 13, 2016—Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is pleased to announce Laina Andrews as the new Superintendent of Education – School Climate & Well-Being Services. She is taking the place of Mark Fisher who accepted a role with the Durham District School Board in August.
“Laina is a dynamic educational leader with experience at the school and district levels. Her passion for excellence, equity and well-being was evident during the hiring process. All Board members gave their full support to Laina joining the senior leadership team and are looking forward to her becoming part of HPEDSB,” said Dwayne Inch, Chair of the Board.
Andrews has been recognized for her depth of experience in designing, implementing and monitoring successful teaching and learning environments. She is known for her ability to create cohesive, collaborative teams who champion and achieve school and organizational goals. In addition, Andrews takes an inclusive approach to student well-being and engagement. She is a proven leader with experience in accommodation reviews, developing parent-school-system communications, leveraging student achievement through technology, mentoring colleagues.
“Laina’s experiences make her well-suited for this senior leadership role at HPEDSB. We’re looking forward to her contributions to our vision of all students prepared and empowered for the possibilities of today and tomorrow,” said Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education.
Andrews obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at Mount Saint Vincent University, Bachelor of Education at Dalhousie University, Masters of Education at the University of Toronto, and her Principal and Supervisory Officer qualifications through the Ontario Principals’ Council. Andrews comes to HPEDSB from the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board where she is a secondary school principal.
Andrews will transition into her new role over the next two weeks and officially joins HPEDSB on October 3, 2016.
Andrews lives in Northumberland County with her two children who are engaged in post-secondary endeavours.
For more information, contact
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]