New principal for the public school board

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board has appointed a new Director of Education.

Christy Radbourne takes over from September 6.

She is a long-time accomplished educator with over twenty years of experience in public sector teaching and private consulting.

Radbourne most recently worked for the Department of Education as a student achievement officer, but she also comes from Lakehead School Board, where she spent 11 years.

She holds a Masters in Education from Lakehead University and is working on her Ph.D. jointly with Lakehead, Brock and the University of Windsor.

The KPDSB says Radbourne has created many community resources and programs in Indigenous education and cultural competency.

They add that she has presented at national and international education and mental health conferences on relationship-based education, Indigenous education, and environmental education.

Radbourne said, “I am touched and honored to join the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board and continue the great work and leadership of the staff, improving the success and well-being of every student. I look forward to working with our communities and Indigenous partners to increase opportunities and positive outcomes.

She replaces Sherri-Lynne Pharand, who held a similar position with the Lakehead Public School Board in Thunder Bay.

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