Celebrating Service Retirement Banquet 2024

News Release: SRCE Staff Honoured at Celebrating Service Retirement Banquet 2024
Posted on 05/25/2024
Celebrating Service Retirement Banquet 2024

During the Celebrating Service Retirement Banquet held on Friday, May 24, 2024, the Strait Regional Centre for Education extended congratulations and sincere thanks to the retirees of 2024 for their many years of dedicated service and significant contributions to students, families and school communities in the Strait Region. 

On behalf of the Strait Regional Centre for Education, I sincerely thank our retirees of 2024 for the many contributions they have made to public education throughout their distinguished careers.  I extend my deepest gratitude to them as they conclude one chapter of their life and begin the next exciting phase.

People who choose careers in the field of public education are more than just employees. Regardless of the position they hold, all retirees have had a tremendous impact on the lives of our students and families. Their commitment and leadership have played an important role in our students’ well-being, achievement and success. Their devotion to our students, colleagues, 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.

Although there have been many changes in public education over the years, one very important factor has remained constant. Students still rely on, and need the guidance, wisdom and support of our staff. There is no substitute for a competent, caring adult when it comes to helping our children and youth achieve their success. The students whose lives the retirees have touched are making tremendous contributions to our communities, our province, our country and indeed the world, and our retirees are in no small part responsible for their success. Thank you for being mentors and caregivers to our future leaders.

I extend to each retiree my sincere congratulations and may good health and happiness be theirs in retirement. They will indeed be missed.

Sincere best wishes to the SRCE retirees of 2024!

Paul Landry
Regional Executive Director of Education
Strait Regional Centre for Education

The honourees of 2024 include:

  • David Bance, Teacher, St. Andrews Consolidated School
  • Alfred Boudreau, School Bus Driver with Additional Duties, Richmond Education Centre/Academy
  • Angela Britten, English as an Additional Language Teacher, Programs and Student Services Department
  • Joanie Broussard, Teacher Assistant, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School
  • Marvin Burke, School Bus Driver, East Richmond Education Centre
  • Lisa Burt, Teacher, Felix Marchand Education Centre
  • Janice Bustin, Janitor, Whycocomagh Education Centre
  • Jill Campbell-Jessome, Teacher, Inverness Education Centre/Academy
  • Janet Carter, School Secretary, East Richmond Education Centre
  • Aubrey Cranton, Building Operator, Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy
  • Marvin Delaney, Janitor, Inverness Education Centre/Academy
  • Jackie Dunn MacIsaac, Teacher, Antigonish Education Centre
  • Josette Frizzle, Teacher, Antigonish Education Centre
  • Heather Graham, Teacher, Tamarac Education Centre
  • Carol Grover, Teacher Assistant, Antigonish Education Centre
  • Judy Landry, Janitor, Felix Marchand Education Centre
  • Valerie Landry, Teacher Assistant, Richmond Education Centre/Academy
  • Jennifer MacDonald, Consultant of Student Services, Programs and Student Services Department
  • Lorna MacDonald, Teacher, Inverness Education Centre/Academy
  • Michele MacDonald, Teacher, Inverness Education Centre/Academy
  • Nikki MacEachern, Teacher Assistant, Dalbrae Academy
  • Theresa MacNeil, School Bus Driver, Mabou Bus Garage
  • Carol Ann MacPhee, Janitor, Felix Marchand Education Centre
  • Bill Murphy, Teacher, Antigonish Education Centre
  • Leanne Paon, Teacher, Tamarac Education Centre
  • Clayton Sangster (Posthumously), School Bus Driver, Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy
  • Sonya Sauvé, Principal, East Richmond Education Centre
  • Belinda Shea, Administrative Assistant, Property Services, Operations Department
  • Duncan Smith, Teacher, Antigonish Education Centre

Note to Editors: Please contact Deanna Gillis to request a digital copy of the group photo.

Photo Caption:

Standing left to right: SRCE Regional Executive Director, Paul Landry; Honourees Joanie Broussard, Judy Landry, Valerie Landry, Belinda Shea, Alfred Boudreau, Duncan Smith, Nikki MacEachern, Janice Bustin and Leanne Paon.

Seated left to right: Honourees Angela Britten, Sonya Sauvé, Lisa Burt, Janet Carter, Jackie Dunn MacIsaac, Bill Murphy, Heather Graham, Josette Frizzle, Aubrey Cranton and Marvin Delaney.

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