A new Aboriginal Liaison Worker and a new Attendance Counsellor recently joined the Northeastern Catholic District School Board team. These two positions will greatly enhance services provided to our students and their families.
The new Aboriginal Liaison Worker is Jessie Sutherland. Jessie, working in collaboration with students, parents, teachers, principals, community members/agencies, Aboriginal communities and other stakeholders, will help coordinate and develop projects that will benefit students in the NCDSB.
Jessie Sutherland, commented “Wacheeya, I am originally, from the Fort Albany First Nation. I am happy to be on board and be part of this team. My hope is to have a continuing dialogue with students, parents and schools. Success starts with (you) parents involvement in seeking ‘higher achievement in your child’s education’. Together we can make education work.”
The new NCDSB Attendance Counsellor is Kim Meunier, a former Child and Youth Worker within our Board. Kim Meunier notes “I am very excited to transfer my passion for student success to this role. I’ve been privileged to work with many great teams during my career and look forward to the challenges of reconnecting our disengaged students. ”
The Attendance Counsellor position is responsible for ensuring and improving the attendance of students by determining factors causing absenteeism, recommending action plans in collaboration with school personnel and school support staff to meet specific student needs. Furthermore, Mrs. Meunier will act as a liaison between the school and the home to help promote effective communication with all involved.
NCDSB welcomes both Jessie Sutherland and Kim Meunier to their new roles. We look forward to the contributions they will make to enhance the Catholic education and opportunities for our students.