Algoma District School Board held their Inaugural Meeting on December 4th. Jennifer Sarlo was acclaimed and will continue in her role as Chair of the Board while Russell Reid will be Vice Chair having been nominated by Trustee Rankin and approved by the Board.
Chair Jennifer Sarlo
Jennifer Sarlo was first elected as a Trustee for the Algoma District School Board in 2006 serving Ward One in Sault Ste. Marie. In 2009, Jennifer became Vice Chair of the Board and in December 2011, she was elected as Chair. She has served as an alternate member of the Ontario Public School Board Association’s (OPSBA’s) Policy Committee. In her years with the board, Jennifer has also taken an active role in the School Effectiveness Visits and has been on the New Schools Steering Committee. She has been a member of the Finance and Operations Committee, the Discipline Committee and the External Audit Committee.
Prior to being elected to the Algoma District School Board, Jennifer was the Chair of ADSB’s School Council Coordinating Committee (SCCC) now known as the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). She was also the Chair of Grand View Public School’s School Council. She has always been very supportive and involved in the elementary and high schools her children attended (Grand View, Korah and White Pines). Jennifer is also an involved and respected member of her community and her church.
Jennifer addressed the board following her acclimation: “I am honored to continue to serve the Algoma District School Board as its chair for my seventh year. Thank you Trustee Thayer for your nomination and thank you fellow trustees for your confidence and continued support. I look forward to working with Vice Chair Russell Reid and I want to thank Sheryl Evans-Price for her leadership for the past 2 years.”
Our first order of business will be to provide support and professional development for our 4 newly elected trustees. We welcome you to our board and look forward to working with you. Your unique experiences will bring new perspectives to our group and we look forward to learning alongside you as we serve our students and communities.
The learning curve can be steep and we want to ensure that you feel informed and engaged from the outset. We look forward to maintaining the strong, respectful relationships, for which our board is known, with our Director Lucia Reece and the passionate team of leaders who join us around this table.”
Vice Chair Russell Reid
Russell has served the communities of North Algoma and Chapleau as Trustee since 1994. He was ADSB Chair for two years and Vice-Chair for four years. Committees of special interest have included Principal & Vice-Principal Selections, Director & Superintendent Selections, Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), and many others over the years. As a resident of Wawa since 1989, Russell has two sons who have graduated from Sir James Dunn Public School and Michipicoten High School.
Russell believes that everyone, from pre-school to adult, who enters an ADSB site, deserves to graduate as a “Confident Learner and Caring Citizen”, able to contribute to our communities, province and country. He looks forward to the new term in the position of Vice Chair, with enthusiasm, knowing the value of this important position of responsibility.
OPSBA Committee Appointments
The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) requests that each board appoint a Director to OPSBA Board of Directors and a Voting Delegate to the Annual General Meeting of OPSBA. Boards are also requested to appoint alternates for these positions. These appointments are for one year terms.
At the Inaugural Meeting the Board confirmed the appointment of Trustee Sheryl Evans-Price as Director to OPSBA Board of Directors and Voting Delegate for the Annual General Meeting of Ontario Public School Boards’ Association for 2019.
The Board confirmed the appointment of Trustee Susan Thayer as the Alternate for the Director to OPSBA Board of Directors and voting Delegate to Ontario Public School Boards’ Annual General Meeting for 2019.