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Staff News – May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

Sent on behalf of June Rogers, Executive Director, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

Hello all,

I am pleased to share the following staffing announcements for the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch (PDSB):

Ian Flynn was the successful candidate in the Residence Manager competition at Sir James Whitney (SJW) School for the Deaf and Sagonaska Demonstration School. Ian has worked with the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch for almost 22 years and has experience as acting Residence Manager, SJW and Sagonaska and Team Lead and Student Support Worker for the Sagonaska Residential program. Ian has extensive knowledge in adolescent development and behaviour management techniques. He spent a number of years as a Child and Youth Worker with Quinte Children’s Homes where he worked with high needs and hard to serve youth with various mental health issues and learning disabilities. Ian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Psychology from Carleton University and an Honours Degree in Law. Ian’s knowledge of the residential program and background with PDSB will provide him with the experience needed to continue to provide effective direction and support to his team.

I am pleased to announce that effective May 29, 2017, Serge Mokri has accepted the position of acting Manager, Financial Services with the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch (PDSB). Serge has over eight years of experience with the Ontario Public Service and most recently worked as a Senior Resource Planning Analyst/Advisor with the Corporate Finance and Services Branch with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. Prior to that Serge was an acting Manager, Financial Services with the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Child and Youth Services. Serge has experience in strategic business planning and management, finance, operations and analytics in both the public and private sectors. Serge is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant. He has a Masters of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa. Please join me in welcoming Serge to the PDSB.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Karen Nesbitt for her work as acting Manager, Financial Services. Karen used her financial expertise and knowledge of the PDSB to effectively lead the Finance team. Her dedication and commitment to the branch was demonstrated by the excellent work she completed during her acting assignment. I would also like to thank Teresa Kaszecki and Lindsay Jeysman who took on acting assignments in the Financial Services area while Karen was acting in the management position.