Keewatin-Patricia District School Board has announced another change in senior leadership.
In a recent press release, the Lakehead District School Board (LDSB) and the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board (KPDSB) announced that Sheri-Lynne Pharand, current Director of Education for the KPDSB, has accepted the position of incoming Director of Education with the LDSB.
Pharand has maintained the role of Director of Education since 2020.
According to the Chair of the LDSB, Ellen Chambers, the selection process for the new director of education was conducted by a third-party organization over the last several months, and then the successful candidate was formally chosen by the Board of Trustees.
“I am pleased to welcome Sherri-Lynne Pharand back to the Board in a role that will further advance the goals of the new 2021-2024 Strategic Plan and Indigenous Education Framework and lead our schools with experience and profound knowledge of the education system,” said Chambers.
“I am enthusiastic to see the accomplishments and progress the Board will make with Sherri-Lynne Pharand as its new leader.”
Pharand has an extensive history in education leadership roles, she previously served as the Superintendent of Education with the LDSB with numerous contributions to Board initiatives such as ongoing commitment to Indigenous cultural learning, international students, and curriculum development.
She had an integral role in the development of the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan and Indigenous Education Framework and the Board’s commitment to reconciliation
“I am honoured to return to Lakehead District School Board and work to support the achievements of all students and in particular work with the Indigenous community on First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Education to improve outcomes for Indigenous youth as well as to support all students and staff to learn about our shared history and the rich culture and traditions of Indigenous Peoples,” said Pharand.
The KPDSB says the process to select the new director of education will begin in the coming future.
“The Board wishes Sherri-Lynne the best in the future. We have had the past two and a half years with her and she has shown grace and compassion with our staff and Board in whatever situation came to her. She is a great director of education and we will miss her,” said Marcino.
Sherri-Lynne Pharand will begin as Director of Education with the LDSB on September 1, 2022.