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Tri-County Regional School Board seeking new superintendent

Tri-County Regional School Board offices on Water Street in Yarmouth.
Tri-County Regional School Board offices on Water Street in Yarmouth.

YARMOUTH, N.S. – Tri-County Regional School Board will search for a new superintendent since Lisa Doucet has accepted a new position elsewhere.

Doucet, who has served as TCRSB superintendent for five years, has accepted a superintendent position at APSEA (Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority). 

A transition plan, including timelines, is underway, says the board.

 

Doucet, who has served as TCRSB superintendent for five years, has accepted a superintendent position at APSEA (Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority). 

A transition plan, including timelines, is underway, says the board.

 

Lisa Doucet.

The board announced on Nov. 16 that  Jim Gunn has been hired effective Dec. 12 to serve as interim superintendent until a permanent superintendent is hired. Doucet will work with Gunn throughout a transition period until her resignation is effective on Jan. 3.

Gunn has work with the Tri-County Regional School Board in different capacities over the years, including interim superintendent in 2011. Most recently he was appointed by the education minister as an advisor to work with the board in helping it to implement recommendations that were contained in an auditor general report.

"We have every confidence that his work as interim superintendent will provide a smooth transition for students, staff and the governing board," says board chair Michael Drew.

Jim Gunn.

Prior to serving as TCRSB superintendent, Doucet held several positions within TCRSB. She taught core French, English, social studies and high school mathematics, and worked as a severe learning disabilities specialist, resource teacher and coordinator of student services.

The Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA) is an interprovincial co-operative agency established in 1975 by joint agreement among the Ministers of Education of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. According to its website, the APSEA serves children and youth who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, deafblind or visually impaired.

 

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