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New superintendent hired for Tri-County Regional School Board

['Tri-County Regional School Board office on Water Street in Yarmouth.']
['Tri-County Regional School Board office on Water Street in Yarmouth.']

YARMOUTH, N.S. – Paul Ash will be the next superintendent for the Tri-County Regional School Board.

Ash, who will join the TCRSB March 31, comes to the board from the province, where he has spent the last 12 years. He joined the Department of Education in 2005 as a student services consultant with the African Canadian services division.

He was promoted in 2008 to assistant director of the African Canadian services division and was promoted again in 2015 to his most recent role as the division’s director.

Ash, who will join the TCRSB March 31, comes to the board from the province, where he has spent the last 12 years. He joined the Department of Education in 2005 as a student services consultant with the African Canadian services division.

He was promoted in 2008 to assistant director of the African Canadian services division and was promoted again in 2015 to his most recent role as the division’s director.

As director, he worked closely with other education units and school boards to ensure the African Nova Scotian perspective is integrated in all aspects of the educational system. He also participated as a leader for many working groups to ensure the delivery of quality programming and initiatives to support improvements to student outcomes for all students. His work experience prior to joining the education department included teaching and serving as vice-principal and principal in rural community schools.

“We are delighted to have attracted someone like Paul to the Tri-County Regional School Board,” says board chair Michael Drew. “With over 25 years of educational leadership experience at the school, board and provincial levels, he brings a strong focus on, and passion for, the delivery of high-quality education in rural Nova Scotia.”

In a media release, the board also expressed thanks to Dr. Jim Gunn, saying he had “served the TCRSB extremely well as the interim superintendent for the last several months.”

Former superintendent Lisa Doucet, who had held the position for for five years, left the TCRSB for a position as superintendent at APSEA (Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority).

 

More about Paul Ash:

Originally from Upper Big Tracadie, Ash attended Nova Scotia Teachers College and received an Associate of Education from St. Francis Xavier University and received his B.Ed from St. Francis Xavier University in 1999. He completed his Master’s Degree in Education through Mount Saint Vincent in 2006.

 

 

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