Ajax trustee elected Chair of Durham District School board


Published November 17, 2022 at 12:40 pm

Ajax trustee Donna Edwards is the new Chair of the Durham District School Board after elections held Tuesday.

Edwards will be joined on the board’s executive by Christine Thatcher (Whitby) as Vice-Chair, Emma Cunningham (Pickering) as Vice-Chair of the Committee of the Whole, former board chair Carolyn Morton (Scugog) as Chair of the Education Finance Committee and Tracy Brown (Whitby) as Chair of the Governance and Policy Committee.

“I am pleased to serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the upcoming year and thank my colleagues for their support,” said Edwards. “I look forward to working collaboratively with my colleagues on the Board of Trustees for the benefit of all students and staff within the DDSB community.”

Donna Edwards

Edwards was first elected as a Trustee in 2010. She is a strong believer in an accessible, equitable, public education system. She also believes every child can be successful in whatever path they choose, if provided with “quality education in a safe and equitable” learning environment.

Before becoming a Trustee, Edwards was involved in her children’s School Community Council and the Special Education Advisory Committee. She is also an active member in the community, being involved with several associations and coaching for Special Olympics Ontario.

There are 11 trustees on the board in total, each elected for a four-year term.

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