Senior team

Supervisory Officers

Katherine MacIver

Director of Education and Secretary of the Board

Phone: 613-966-1170 or 1-800-267-4350, extension 62201

Email: [email protected]

Ken Dostaler

Superintendent of Education

Student Services

Phone: 613-966-1170 or 1-800-267-4350, extension 62312

Email: [email protected]

Tina Elliott

Superintendent of Education

K-12 Student Achievement

Phone: 613-966-1170 or 1-800-267-4350, extension 62210

Email: [email protected]

Darren McFarlane

Superintendent of Education

Human Resources Support Services

Phone: 613-966-1170 or 1-800-267-4350, extension 62121

Email: [email protected]

 Nick Pfeiffer

Superintendent of Business Services
and Treasurer of the Board

Phone: 613-966-1170 or 1-800-267-4350, extension 62280

Email: [email protected]

Other Members of the Senior Team

Kerry Donnell

Communications and Privacy Manager

Phone: 613-966-1170 or 1-800-267-4350, extension 62354

Email: [email protected]

Rob McFadden

System Lead, Early Years

Phone: 613-966-1170 or 1-800-267-4350, extension 62138

Email: [email protected]

Paul Pickard

System Lead, Student Success, Data

Phone: 613-966-1170 or 1-800-267-4350, extension 62139

Email: [email protected]

Bessie Stelatos

System Lead, Math, K-12 Curriculum

Phone: 613-966-1170 or 1-800-267-4350, extension 62414

Email: [email protected]

Stephanie Taylor-Harvey

System Lead, Safe Schools, Experiential Learning

Phone: 613-966-1170 or 1-800-267-4350

Email: [email protected]

2020-2025 Strategic Plan

We are pleased to present the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan (Pdf) for the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB).

Our new strategic plan consists of a vision, mission, priorities and goals, all of which are aligned with Ministry of Education priorities.

Beginning in December 2019, the Board of Trustees and administration embarked on a journey to craft the new strategic plan. They collected student, family, staff, and community feedback; analyzed identified priorities found in the collected consultation data; participated in strategic planning retreats; developed accompanying metrics and indicators that will demonstrate progress; and committed to the successful completion of a new strategic plan during a global pandemic, amid a four-month province-wide shut-down (March to June 2020).

We are most appreciative of everyone who was part of the planning and review processes. Thank you to all for the ideas, energy and commitment to the planning process.

At HPEDSB we are committed to student success and well-being. Each student is an individual with unique interests, goals, strengths and challenges. We have high expectations of achievement for everyone in the HPEDSB family, as we continue learning together.


Lead with integrity and high expectations for all.


Inspire curiosity, display compassion and empathy, nurture individuality and foster a sense of community on our journey to higher achievement.

Strategic priorities and goals

Priority: Improve Student Success and Achievement
  • Annual increase in the percentage of students meeting the provincial standards in Grade 3, 6, 9, and 10 assessments
  • Annual increase in students (Kindergarten to Grade 3) reading at benchmarks by establishing a comprehensive early literacy strategy, with an emphasis on speech and oral language development and phonemic and phonetic competence levels
  • Annual increase in individual secondary school graduation rates, and overall Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board graduation rate, year over year, meeting provincial standard by 2025 (85%)
  • Annual increase in the number of adult students achieving an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • Annual increase in the number of students in Grades 9 to 12 achieving credit benchmarks (8 for 8 credits in Grade 9, and 16 for 16 credits in Grade 10)
  • Increase in the number of students accessing Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs (OYAP), Dual Credits and Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) opportunities
Priority: Foster a Culture of Excellence and High Expectations
  • Decisions will be made from a student-centered approach considering the impact on students and connected to this plan
  • Improve the student experience as informed and evidenced by the annual completion of secondary school exit surveys
  • Provide universally designed learning opportunities and supports based on each student’s learner profile
  • Enhance staff potential and professional development experiences through the utilization of employee growth plans, performance appraisals and recognition opportunities
  • Recognize and celebrate innovation and excellence on an annual basis
  • Enhance leadership development and succession planning through specific training and mentorship opportunities
  • Advocate for public education and demonstrate sound decision making through good governance
Priority: Promote Safety and Well-being
  • Create environments where students and staff feel safe and are supported to learn, work and thrive
  • Foster resiliency and respectful relationships among and between staff and students
  • Reduce the number of student suspensions and expulsions
  • Adopt the principles of Restorative Justice, and provide appropriate and personalized interventions wherever needed
  • Support students and staff through increased awareness and access to professional mental health resources
  • Collaborate with community partners to support the needs of students and staff
  • Support employee mental health and wellness through professional resources, supports and innovative practices
Priority: Strengthen Community through Equity and Social Justice
  • Provide intentional resources and opportunities to create a culture of acceptance, adopting principles of equity which reflect the diversity of our students, their families and staff
  • Create inclusive environments by increasing the visibility and recognition of diversity, including the celebration of Black History Month, Pride Month and Indigenous History Month
  • Ensure greater inclusion and diversity of student representation at all levels of Board and school leadership
  • Identify and reduce discrimination through enhanced tracking, monitoring and education
  • Support and implement necessary actions to incorporate Recommendation #10 of the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    • Closing identified educational achievement gaps to within one generation
    • Improving education attainment levels and success rates
    • Developing culturally appropriate curricula
    • Asserting and teaching aboriginal languages as credit courses
    • Enabling parental and community responsibility control and accountability for what all parents enjoy in public school systems
    • Enabling Aboriginal parents to fully participate in the education of their children
  • Collect voluntary self-identification Indigenous student data to intentionally make program and resource decisions
  • Ensure recruiting, hiring, and retention practices reflect diversity and inclusion
  • Utilize gender-neutral language in all Board documents and practices
Priority: Ensure Responsible Communication
  • Promote Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board as the system of choice through a new unified corporate and school identity
  • Improve experience through revisioned and diverse communication platform
  • Improve public relations by providing information that is timely, transparent and accessible for all
  • Increase awareness and presence through the sharing of compelling student, staff and school experiences
  • Increase engagement in the number of parents participating in Parent Involvement Committee events and school councils

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 62201

Fax: 613-962-1048

Email: [email protected]


Student trustees for 2021-2022

Three student trustees are elected each year by the Student Senate to serve a one-year term on the Board. Student trustees participate in public school board meetings, represent student opinions at the Board level and participate actively on committees. Through student involvement at the Board level, Board members become aware of student issues and student opinions. Find out more on the Student Senate web page.

     Moira Gaddes, Student Trustee      Lawson Hung

Student trustees L to R: Kiydan Zachariah, Prince Edward Collegiate Institute; Moira Gaddes, Eastside Secondary School; and Lawson Hung, Trenton High School, represent the student voice at the Board table from August 2021 to July 2022.

Board of Trustees for 2018 to November 30, 2022

School board trustees are elected every four years through municipal elections. Their role involves establishing the school board vision, mission and strategic plan; setting policy; and ensuring effective stewardship of the board’s resources. School board trustees are elected officials who are responsible for operating publicly-funded schools within their jurisdiction, and for the delivery and quality of educational programs and services. Legal accountability for Board decisions applies to the Board as a corporate entity rather than to individual trustees. See below for their contact information and electoral areas.

School board trustee electoral areas and contact information

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Shannon Binder, Southeast Hastings

Chair of the Board

Phone: 613-827-2709

Email: [email protected]

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Mike Brant, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

Phone: 613-962-3595

Email: [email protected]

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Lisa Anne Chatten, Belleville and Thurlow

Phone: 613-919-8448

Email: [email protected]

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Jennifer Cobb, North Prince Edward

Phone: 613-399-5222

Email: [email protected]

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Bonnie Danes, Centre Hastings 

Phone: 613-472-6107

Email: [email protected]

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Spencer Hutchison, Trenton and CFB Trenton

Vice-chair of the Board

Phone: 613-965-6054

Email: [email protected]

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Alison Kelly, South Prince Edward 

Phone: 613-403-1697

Email: [email protected]

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Lucille Kyle, North Hastings 

Phone: 613-334-2898

Email: [email protected]

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Krista McConnell, Belleville and Thurlow

Phone: 613-848-1178

Email: [email protected]

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Kristen Parks, Sidney and Frankford 

Phone: 613-661-3499

Email:[email protected]

Electoral area schools

Belleville and Thurlow (Lisa Anne Chatten, Krista McConnell)
  • Foxboro Public School
  • Harmony Public School
  • Harry J. Clarke Public School
  • Park Dale School
  • Prince of Wales Public School
  • Prince Charles School (Belleville)
  • Queen Elizabeth School (Belleville)
  • Queen Victoria School
  • Sir John A. Macdonald School
  • Susanna Moodie Elementary School
  • Centennial Secondary School
  • Eastside Secondary School

South Prince Edward (Alison Kelly)

  • Athol-South Marysburgh Public School
  • Prince Edward Collegiate Institute

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory (Mike Brant)

Centre Hastings (Bonnie Danes)

  • Madoc Township Public School
  • Marmora Public School
  • Stirling Public School
  • Central Hastings School

North Prince Edward (Jennifer Cobb)

  • C.M.L. Snider School
  • Kente Public School
  • Massassaga-Rednersville Public School
  • Sophiasburgh Central School
  • Prince Edward Collegiate Institute

Southeast Hastings (Shannon Binder)

  • Deseronto Public School
  • Tweed Elementary School
  • Tyendinaga Public School
  • Central Hastings School

North Hastings (Lucille Kyle)

  • Bird’s Creek Public School
  • Coe Hill School
  • Hermon Public School
  • Maynooth Public School
  • York River Public School
  • North Hastings High School

Sidney and Frankford (Kristen Parks)

  • Bayside Public School
  • Frankford Public School
  • Bayside Secondary School

Trenton and CFB Trenton (Spencer Hutchison)

  • North Trenton Public School
  • Prince Charles Public School (Trenton)
  • V.P. Carswell Elementary School
  • Trent River Public School
  • Trenton High School


Last updated: February 24, 2022 at 11:02 am
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