News Release Archive

  The Strait Region becomes the province's first amalgamated
  school board on Jan. 1, 1996 and John Sullivan will be its
  first superintendent.
  Amalgamation coordinator George Unsworth announced today
  that Mr. Sullivan was the unanimous choice of the six-member
  interview panel.
  "After conducting a national recruitment campaign, we are
  pleased the successful candidate combines the necessary
  expertise with first-hand knowledge of the region," said Mr.
  A former teacher and principal, Mr. Sullivan has been
  involved with education since 1978. As both the assistant
  superintendent and superintendent for the Guysborough
  District School Board, he will bring solid managerial and
  on-the-job experience to his new position. Mr. Sullivan is
  currently the regional inspector of schools for
  Colchester/East Hants, as well as the Cumberland District,
  Pictou District, Dartmouth District, Halifax City and
  Halifax County-Bedford District School Boards.
  The interview panel, made up of representatives from each of
  the respective school boards and the Department of Education
  and Culture, short-listed six candidates from the 19
  applicants and conducted detailed interviews.
  Mr. Sullivan assumes his duties Jan. 1. The newly
  amalgamated board will be temporarily located on the second
  floor of the Provincial Building in Port Hawkesbury, and
  will eventually be located at the Port Hastings School.
  Contact: George Unsworth  902-562-8533
  trp                       Dec. 08, 1995