The Bluewater District School Board will add three new superintendents of education to replace three others who are to retire.
The three appointees are Sheryl Elliott, who takes on her new role Nov. 11, Andrea Tang, who begins in the position on Nov. 30, and Keith Lefebvre, who starts his role as superintendent on Dec. 14.
The appointments coincide with the retirements of superintendents of education Cynthia Lemon, Wendy Kolohon and Paul Hambleton.
“I am thrilled to welcome Sheryl, Andrea and Keith to our senior team, and look forward to the leadership experience, knowledge and skills that they will bring to their new roles as they help to share an exciting path forward for Bluewater,” director of education Lori Wilder said in a news release. During this time of transition, there is also bitter sweetness as we bid farewell to our departing superintendents, while congratulating them on their well-deserved retirements.”
All three of the new superintendents have long careers with the Bluewater board. Elliott has served as a leader and teacher with the board for almost 30 years, Tang began teaching in Bluewater in 1994 and has since also served as a vice-principal, principal and learning services administrator, while Lefebvre started his education career with the former Bruce County board in 1995 and has since been a teacher, principal and system level administrator with Bluewater.
Each of the incoming superintendents will be responsible for providing leadership and support to an area of schools, in addition to managing other system duties.