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Greater Essex County District School Board Names New Director of Education

Thursday June 27th, 2013, 12:24pm


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The Greater Essex County District School Board has named its new Director of Education.

Erin Kelly, a Superintendent with the Upper Grand District School Board has been selected to replace Warren Kennedy who is retiring on August 30th. Kennedy has been the Director since March of 2009.

Kelly grew up in the Muskoka region and received Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from Queen’s University. She earned a Master of Education Degree from Brock University.

Her education career began teaching high school English. She became a high school administrator and for the past 9 years has been a Superintendent of Education, with responsibilities in both the elementary and secondary panels.

“My priority will be to continue guiding the Board along its path; to work closely with what I know to be an outstanding senior team and staff to serve our students, their families and our communities”, said Kelly.

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Helga Bailey stated, “The Upper Grand Board is disappointed to be losing Erin, but it is our pleasure to have her experience, her enthusiasm and her legacy of excellence in Windsor and Essex County.”

Kelly will join the Board on August 12th and will take over as Director of Education on August 31st.

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