Christy Radbourne appointed KPDSB Director of Education
Tim Brody - Editor
The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board (KPDSB) has a new Director of Education.
KPDSB Trustees announced the appointment of Christy Radbourne to the position, effective September 6.
The school board shared in an August 31 media release (http://www.kpdsb.on.ca/pages/view/news), “Radbourne is an accomplished long-time educator with over twenty years of experience in public sector education and private consulting. As a Student Achievement Officer with the Ministry of Education, she has supported Boards across the province in implementing post-pandemic learning plans, policy, frameworks, and curriculum. Prior to her work with the Ministry she served for 11 years as an administrator with Lakehead Public Schools, including leading their future leaders program and as president of the Lakehead Ontario Principal’s Council. She co-wrote Lakehead University’s Principal Qualification Program and has instructed the program for seven years, mentoring and developing education leaders across the province.”
The school board went on to share, “Radbourne holds a Master of Education from Lakehead University and is working toward her PhD jointly with Lakehead, Brock, and the University of Windsor. She has authored multiple publications in Indigenous and environmental Education, acted as a keynote for Lakehead University’s Faculty of Education, and created many community-based resources in Indigenous education and cultural competency. This has included work with private corporations, non-governmental organizations, and municipalities to design and implement cultural competency programs and Indigenous education and awareness training. She has presented at national and international education and mental health conferences on relationship-based education, Indigenous education, and environmental education.”
Radbourne stated, “I am both humbled and honoured to join the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board and continue the excellent work and leadership of staff, improving achievement and well-being for every student. I look forward to working with our communities and Indigenous partners to increase opportunities and positive outcomes.”
Cecile Marcino, Chair of the Board, added, “We are pleased to welcome Christy to our Board and look forward to working closely with her to support students and staff across the system.”