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Meet the Trustees

The Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) is comprised of nine elected trustees, including a student trustee, Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson. Trustee elections are usually held every four years in November where these positions and other committee memberships are determined.

Name

Jurisdiction / Bio

Information

Trustee Marjorie AdamMarjorie Adam

Deep River

  • Mackenzie Community School

Marjorie enjoyed a long career in education, including 37 years with the RCDSB as teacher and principal in both elementary and secondary schools in Deep River, Petawawa and Pembroke.

She taught all grades from K to 13, coached track and cross-country and often collaborated with the Curriculum and Student Success teams. After retirement she has travelled widely, joined a Rotary Club, volunteered in the community and kept on running.

She lives in Deep River and has served as editor of the North Renfrew Times and as a Town Councillor. Her three children were educated in the local public schools, and now four of her six grandchildren are also in public schools.

Committees

Audit 

Indigenous Education 
Finance, Facilities and Services (Chair)

Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium 

OPSBA (Alternate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

211 Thomas Street

Deep River, ON

K0J 1P0

613-584-4745
adamm(at)rcdsb.on.ca

 

 

 

RCDSB Trustee Leo Boland Leo Boland

City of Pembroke

  • Champlain Discovery PS
  • Highview PS
  • Fellowes HS
Leo moved to Pembroke in the mid-80's to work for the Pembroke General Hospital Ambulance Service. He quickly realized that this community would be his "forever home" and became involved with the JackRabbit ski program and Toastmasters and found his true calling once his eldest child started at a cooperative nursery school and he became a permanent volunteer. Leo enjoys looking for rare birds, taking digital photos and playing "old dude" hockey.

His spouse and daughter put up with the assorted equipment to support his hobbies and try to restrain his sock and tie choices.

Committees 

 

Program and Personnel Services (Chair)

Audit
Indigenous Education
Director's Review
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438 D'Arcy Street

Pembroke, ON

K8A 6B3

613-735-7117
bolandl(at)rcdsb.on.ca

Vice Chair Wendy Hewitt

RCDSB Chair Wendy Hewitt

Laurentian Valley; North Algona Wilberforce

  • Champlain Discovery PS
  • Rockwood PS
  • Cobden PS
  • Fellowes HS
  • Opeongo HS

 

Wendy is the current Chair of the Board. She and her husband are the proud parents of 3 sons that have been students in the public education system here at RCDSB. She volunteered her time on a regular basis as a reading and math assistant in the classroom and also worked as an educational assistant at Rockwood Public School. She also had the privilege of driving her own children to Rockwood as their bus driver from the time they started school until 2012 while running her own business as a hairstylist for almost 20 years.

 

She previously served as Vice-chair and sat on the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 













40573B Highway #41, R.R. #4

Pembroke, ON

K8A 6W5

613-401-4205
(mobile) 613-633-7281
hewittw(at)rcdsb.on.ca

RCDSB Trustee Susan HumphriesRCDSB Vice-chair Susan Humphries

Renfrew; Greater Madawaska; Horton

  • Central PS
  • Queen Elizabeth PS
  • Renfrew Collegiate IS
  • Renfrew Collegiate Institute
 

Susan worked for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for over 35 years.  Some of her roles included:  working with local, regional and provincial 4-H volunteers, members and parents; managing budgets, staff and offices across the eastern and southwest regions of Ontario and leading large teams working on complex projects such as Ministry reorganization and website restructuring. 

 

Following retirement in 2007, Susan became a trustee with the Ontario 4-H Foundation.  She also sits as a public member on the Horton Township General Government Committee and has taught courses on communications and critical thinking for Algonquin College in Pembroke.   

 

Susan and her husband Doug are long time residents of Horton Township and the Town of Renfrew. Her hobbies include being an active member of a church choir, golfing, traveling and visiting their children and grandchildren.

Committees

 

Joint Session of Committees (Chair)

Director's Review

Policy Review 
OPSBA (Director) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

215 Munroe Ave. E

Renfrew, ON

K7V 3K6

613-432-8039
humphriess(at)rcdsb.on.ca

RCDSB Trustee David F. Kaiser

David F. Kaiser

Bonnechere Valley; Killaloe; Hagarty and Richards; Madawaska Valley; Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan; South Algonquin

  • Killaloe PS
  • Palmer Rapids PS
  • Sherwood PS
  • Whitney PS
  • Eganville District PS
  • Madawaska Valley District HS
  • Opeongo HS

A graduate of Fellowes High School, David attended Mount Allison University Sackville New Brunswick.

He is currently with Sysco Food Services Central Ontario Inc. as Business Development Manager.

He has been a trustee off and on since 2000 and has been board Chair for two terms. 

 

He is married with 3 daughters all RCDSB graduates and has 4 grandchildren.

His hobbies and interests include golf and hockey with his grandson and cheering on the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Blue Jays and New England Patriots!

Committees

 

 


Communications and Technology (Chair) 

Policy Review Committee
Special Education Advisory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


125 Hartwig Street, P.O. Box 725

Eganville, ON

K0J 1T0

613-628-5428

(mobile) 613-635-2137
kaiserd(at)rcdsb.on.ca

RCDSB Trustee Kimberley Dunsmoor-LoughKim Dunsmoor-Lough

Arnprior; McNab-Braeside

  • A. J. Charbonneau PS
  • Walter Zadow PS
  • McNab PS
  • Arnprior District HS

Kim Dunsmoor-Lough is fortunate to be the daughter of a member of the Canadian Air Force which allowed her to experience living in many locations during her childhood, including Ontario, Germany and Alberta. 

Kim attended the University of Guelph for her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in psychology and sociology, Laurentian University (Nipissing) for her Education degree and the University of Ottawa to obtain a Master in Education degree.

In 1982, Kim began her teaching career right here in Renfrew County at Admaston Public School in a grade 3/4 class.

Kim spent her final nine years as the Special Education Resource Teacher at Walter Zadow.

She lives in Arnprior with her husband, Greg. She has 3 grown children, Brent, Blake and Alexis.

 

Committees

Parent Involvement Committee 
Accessibility
Special Education Advisory 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 Ridgeview Drive

Braeside, ON

K0A 1G0

613-623-7405
loughk(at)rcdsb.on.ca

Trustee Bryon MorrisBryon Morris

Town of Petawawa; CFB Petawawa

  • Herman Street PS
  • Pine View PS
  • Valour School

Bryon Morris was elected to the Renfrew County District School Board in December 2014 and is Chair of the Finance, Facilities & Services Committee and the Audit Committee. 

Trustee Morris also is also member of the Program & Personnel Services Committee and represents the Board on the Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium.  He was a Trustee on the Renfrew County Board of Education, representing Petawawa for fifteen years, from 1976 to 1991.

 

Trustee Morris firmly believes that every student is entitled to the best education possible and that available resources be utilized in the most effective and efficient manner possible to attain that end.  He believes in the inclusion of all students in our schools and strongly supports the partnership between parents and the schools in the education of our young people.

 

Bryon is married to Jennifer and he has five children and four grandchildren.

Committees

 

Policy Review 

Audit
Character Development
Special Education Advisory 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RR #6

Pembroke, ON

K8A 6W7

613-687-6468
morrisb(at)rcdsb.on.ca

Chair Dave ShieldsDave Shields

Whitewater Region; Admaston Bromley

  • Cobden PS
  • Beachburg PS
  • Admaston PS
  • Fellowes HS
  • Opeongo HS

Dave first started as a school board trustee in 1985. 

Dave retired from Atomic Energy in 1998 with 32 years service and was owner/operator of Shields Photography for many years.

Since 2003, he has been elected to various positions with the Ontario Public School Board Association including Director, Chair of the Policy Development Work Team and Vice President of the Eastern Region.

He was President of the Chalk River Labs Toastmasters Club and has devoted most of his life serving his community and beyond including involvement in the Lions club where he served as Beachburg Club President, Regional Chairman and Deputy District Governor, Easter Seal Telethon Coordinator and Honorary Cancer Survivor for the Whitewater Relay for Life.

He spent a term on Beachburg Municipal Council and held positions with a variety of health initiatives including Chair of the Whitewater/Bromley Community Health Center Board and more recently Patient representative on the North Renfrew Health Links Steering Committee.

His hobbies are golf, gardening, guitar and spending quality time with his 4 grandchildren.

Committees

 

 

Character Development 

Director's Review
Special Education Advisory (Alternate)
OPSBA (Voting Delegate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Box 171, 1645 Beachburg Road Beachburg, ON

K0J 1C0

613-582-3483

(mobile) 613-401-0135
(facsimile) 613-582-3660

shieldsd(at)rcdsb.on.ca

Student Trustee Connor Watson

Connor Webster

Student Trustee

  • Fellowes High School


Connor is the first student trustee to serve a two year term.

A grade 11 student at Fellowes High School in Pembroke, Connor was raised and attended elementary school in nearby Beachburg. 

Connor's first taste of student leadership experience was serving as the grade 10 representative on his school's student council. He stepped into student politics for the first time with a drive to make a difference for his peers.

As student trustee, Connor believes in fostering an environment of equality and acceptance for every student in the RCDSB; promoting safety and inclusivity to ultimately benefit student well-being and student achievement. 

In his free time, Connor enjoys hanging out with friends and family. A fervid lover of sports analytics and 20th century history- like most teenagers you'll often find him on his cellphone. Connor hopes to attend law school one day. 

3 Cindy Circle

Beachburg, ON

K0J 1C0

T: 613-735-6858 
studenttrustees@rcdsb.on.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Nic Edge
 Student Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nic is a grade 12 student at Arnprior District High School.

 

Nic has been an active member of the ADHS Student Council and has held various positions over the years including Grade 9 Representative, Minister of Technology, Public Relations Minister and currently he sits as the head of his Student Council as Prime Minister.

 

Nic has also been an active member of his school's Relay For Life Council, which helps plan and host Relay For Life each year and raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. He is also a member of Link Crew at ADHS, which is an organization that helps grade 9 students transition to high school.

Nic believes that Character Development, Student Engagement and Communication between both secondary and elementary schools are important, and he plans to focus on these during his term as Student Trustee. 

 

Nic was raised in Braeside, Ontario and attended elementary school in Arnprior.

 

40 Woodridge Court

Braeside,ON

K0A 1G0

Box 156
T: 613-623-3183
studenttrustees@rcdsb.on.ca