The soon-to-be Director of Education for the Kenora Catholic District School Board is looking forward to an exciting transitional period in 2019. Derek Haime will be stepping into the director’s role for the Kenora Catholic District School Board on February 1, as he takes over for the retiring Phyllis Eikre.
“In 2019, I’m looking forward to connecting with the community, getting to know people. Getting to know the reasons why Kenora Catholic has such a great reputation around the province, and to follow in Phyllis’ footsteps. I’ve seen first-hand how loved she is as a leader.”
Haime added that he visited the Kenora community and schools across the Kenora Catholic District School Board last month, in an effort to meet with staff, students, and to tour the board’s facilities.
“I’m so fortunate to be following somebody like Phyllis, and I’m so privileged to be able to call her a friend and a mentor. She’s always been apart of the KCDSB, it’s always been a part of her, and it always will be. I’m very privileged to have her mentor-ship.”
Eikre has been the Director of Education for the KCDSB over the past 10 years, and announced her retirement in June, 2018. She has been with the board for over 33 years.
Haime has over six years of experience as a Supervisory Officer with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and two years as an Education Officer with the Ministry of Education. He also holds a Doctorate in Education Leadership and a Master’s Degree in International Education.
Haime will become the Kenora Catholic District School Board’s fifth Director of Education.