- Education boards in Ontario are experiencing changes as three black women now lead the boards
- One of the black women was appointed in 2019 and two others have recently been appointed
- The recent appointments were made by the education boards in Toronto and Peel and the black community have expressed satisfaction over the development
In a historic turn of events, two education boards in Ontario have appointed black women to the helm of affairs of the boards.
Toronto and Peel, the two largest in the province now have black women at the helm after the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board appointed Camille Williams-Taylor to its top job, The Standard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Carlene Jackson took over as interim director in Toronto, while Colleen Russell-Rawlins will soon start as interim director in Peel.
Russell-Rawlins will also take on the role permanently once a provincial supervisor has left.
Jackson expressed satisfaction over the fact that there are changes in the leadership of Ontario education boards.
She said having three black directors at once is a great accomplishment in Ontario.
Jackson said: “In society, we are in a period of change, and I think that our school boards are reflecting this as well.
"Although we should definitely celebrate this achievement - having three black directors at once, it is a great accomplishment - I also feel that we can’t get complacent and think that our work is done."
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As ambassador, she will assist in boosting marketing and recruitment efforts to increase and diversify the multi-cultural numbers at the university.
Adzogble, 28, is a Ghanaian-born inspirational and multi-award winning educationist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
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McCormick can speak Mandarin, Spanish, Cantonese, German, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Twi, Arabic, and many other languages.