Chair & Vice Chair Elected

On the evening of Tuesday, November 15, 2022, Lakehead District School Board held its Inaugural Meeting to officially welcome three new members of the public to the Board of Trustees. Leah Vanderwey, Patricia Johansen, and Donica LeBlanc were formally sworn in.

The Board of Trustees also elected the chair and vice chair. Trustee Ellen Chambers was re-elected as Chair of Lakehead District School Board and Trustee Donica LeBlanc was elected as Vice Chair.

Other Board positions determined at the meeting include:

Member of the Coordinating Committee – Trustee Leah Vanderwey

Coordinating Committee Alternate – Trustee George Saarinen

During the meeting, the following committees presented their annual reports to the


  • Parent Involvement Committee
  • Thunder Bay Public Library Board
  • Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee
  • Special Education Advisory Committee

The Director’s Annual Report 2021-2022 was also presented to the Board. The report provides an update on the progress and key actions utilized in achieving the goals of the Strategic Plan.