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GECDSB Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

As part of the Greater Essex County District School Board's committment to dismantling systemic racism and oppression in our Board a new, internal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee has been formed.

The committee consists of:

Candice Allen (she/her) - Secondary Teacher                            Sara Alshoibi (she/her) - Elementary Occasional Teacher

Mohamad Ayoub (he/him) - Elementary Vice Principal           Amandeep Bains (she/her) - Construction Administration

Taylor Bake (she/her) - Temporary Support Staff                     Garth Brown (he/him) - Interim-Elementary Principal

Melanie Cardinal (she/her) - Secondary Teacher                      Walter Cassidy (he/him) - Secondary Teacher

Ashley Castonguay (they/them) - Custodian                            Raquel Cowan (she/her) - Elementary Principal 

Tule Dugan (she/her) - Elementary Teacher                              Fouada Hamzeh (she/her) - Interim-Secondary Vice Principal

Carolyn Howlett (she/her) - Secondary Teacher                      Rick MacMillan (he/him) - Secondary Principal

Brent Oneschuk (he/him) - Elementary Teacher                      Anuja Shad (she/her) - Secondary Senior Secretary

Heather Taylor (she/her) - Elementary Occasional Teacher    Mike Thrasher (he/him) - Teacher Consultant

Tamara Walls-Muise - Elementary Teacher                               Jenny Wong (she/her) - Elementary Teacher

Bronwen Wood (she/her/they) - Secondary Teacher             Clara Howitt (she/her) - Superintendent 

Vicki Houston (she/her) - Superintendent                                Josh Canty (he/him) - Superintendent 

These staff members, with diverse lived experience, from a variety of employee groups, will meet regularly to discuss pertinent topics and consult with Board administration on revisions to and the development of policies, procedures and guidelines. A primary focus of the committee will be to build staff capacity in diversity, equity and inclusion.