SRCE Staff Honoured at Celebrating Service Banquet 2019

SRCE Honourees 2019: Ann Whalley, Patrick MacLean, Pat Batherson, Mark Pettipas, Elaine Pettipas, Marilyn Talbot, Cathy DeCoste-Couture, Barbara MacDonald, Sandra Sutherland, Jean Jordan-Robichaud, Theresa MacKinnon, Anita Cameron, Yvonne Quik, Brad Puskas, Betsy Jardine, Terry Purcell and Paul Landry (Standing, Left to Right); Joan Conrad, Linda LeBlanc, Lavonah Madden, Jane Dorey, Helen Whalen, Raymond Byard, Marcia Samson, Donna Lameman, Adeline MacDonald, Judy Boucher and Lucy Fraser (Seated, Left to Right).

Date:   Monday, June 3, 2019

Port Hawkesbury, NS:— On Saturday, June 1, 2019, the Strait Regional Centre for Education said thank you to forty-one (41) members of staff (27 of whom were in attendance) during Celebrating Service 2019, the 19th annual retirement banquet to recognize the service and commitment of employees.    

“You have all had a tremendous impact on the lives of our students. Your commitment and leadership has played an important role in our students' achievement and success. Your devotion to our students, your colleagues, our school communities, and to the public education system in the Strait Region as a whole has made a meaningful difference in our students’ lives, now and well into their future. Tonight is a time for celebration and it is my distinct pleasure, to thank our 2019 honourees, on behalf of the Strait Regional Centre for Education, for the contribution you have made to education throughout your careers,” said Paul Landry, Regional Executive Director of Education.

Celebrating Service 2019 celebrates the contributions and leadership of a very special group of people. The honourees of 2019 are people who have made a difference in the lives of our students and our communities. Friends, colleagues, and family congratulate them on their accomplishments and express gratitude for a job well-done. 

The honourees of 2019 are:

Pat Batherson, Electrician, Mulgrave Operations Centre

Jenny Beaton, Library Technician, St. Andrews Consolidated School

Lou Bona, Manager of Facilities Maintenance, Operations Department

Judy Boucher, Secretary, SAERC

Effie Boutilier, Teacher, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Raymond Byard, Head Janitor, Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy

Anita Cameron, Manager of Labour Relations, Human Resources Department

Joan Conrad, Teacher, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Cathy DeCoste-Couture, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Programs and Student Services Department

Florence DeGruchy, Teacher, Antigonish Education Centre

Jane Dorey, Teacher, Richmond Education Centre/Academy

Anna Ferguson, Bus and Lunch Supervisor, East Richmond Education Centre

Lucy Fraser, Manager of Human Resources and Employee Data, Human Resources Department

Debbie Hadley, Teacher, Tamarac Education Centre

Betsy Jardine, Teacher, Whycocomagh Education Centre

Jean Jordan-Robichaud, Teacher Assistant, St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy

Donna Lameman, Teacher, East Richmond Education Centre and Richmond Education Centre/Academy

Linda LeBlanc, Teacher, H.M. MacDonald Elementary School

Adeline MacDonald, Secretary, SAERC

Barbara MacDonald, Teacher Assistant, Dalbrae Academy

Greg MacDonald, Teacher, Antigonish Education Centre

Janette MacKean, Bus Driver, Antigonish area

Theresa MacKinnon, Janitor, SAERC

Toni MacLean, Custodian, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Patrick (Pat) MacLean
, Bus Driver, Pleasant Bay School

Ruth MacPherson, Teacher ,SAERC

Lavonah Madden, Teacher, H.M. MacDonald  Elementary School

Douglas Martell, Teacher, Richmond Education Centre/Academy

Richie Mullins, Bus Driver, Inverness area

Margie Pace, Teacher, Tamarac Education Centre

Elaine Pettipas, Teacher Assistant, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Mark Pettipas, Coordinator of Science/Family of Schools Coordinator/Nova Scotia Virtual School Contact, Programs and Student Services Department

Terry Purcell, Secretary, Antigonish Education Centre

Brad Puskas, Teacher, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Yvonne Quik, Teacher, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School

Marcia Samson, Teacher, East Richmond Education Centre

Terry Samson, Bus Driver, Richmond area

Sandra Sutherland, Secretary, Bayview Education Centre

Marilyn Talbot, Teacher Assistant, SAERC

Helen Whalen, Teacher, Richmond Education Centre/Academy

Ann Whalley, Principal, Dalbrae Academy



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Deanna Gillis, Coordinator of Communications, 902-625-7093;