New Board member sworn in for public school board
Bonnie Danes was sworn in as trustee for Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board this evening. Danes will represent the electoral districts of Municipality of Centre Hastings, Municipality of Marmora and Lake, Madoc Township and Stirling-Rawdon Township.
Danes was a teacher with Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board until her retirement in December 2002. She spent most of her career as a resource teacher and classroom teacher at Earl Prentice Public School in Marmora, where she lives. Danes is well-known in the Marmora and Lake communities, having served as a councillor for 13 years. She is past director of the Campbellford Hospital Foundation, has been a director on the Children’s Mental Health Board for 15+ years and continues in that capacity, and is a member of the Crowe Valley Lions Club. Danes has also volunteered for numerous community events.
“Bonnie brings a wealth of experience from serving on other public boards and from her classroom teaching,” remarked Dwayne Inch, Chair of the Board. “She is well known in the Marmora and Lake communities. We welcome Bonnie to the Board team as we continue to deliver quality learning environments to support high levels of achievement for each student.”
During recent weeks, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board conducted an application process to fill a trustee vacancy left by Carl Pitman who passed away in May 2011. Interested individuals were invited to submit applications providing an overview of related experience, why they are interested in the role, a commitment to becoming familiar with the educational issues, policies and system plan of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, and a willingness to commit the time required to fulfill the trustee role. A total of 18 applications was received, with seven short-listed to the interview stage. Those individuals participated in interviews with all trustees and the secretary of the Board on Tuesday, September 6.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]