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MONTREAL, OCTOBER 31, 2011The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) is pleased to announce the election of its new President David D'Aoust. 

Commissioners from the nine member English school boards from across the province were present in Sherbrooke over the weekend for the QESBA Annual General Meeting and Fall Professional Development Session where they exercised their right vote for the next Association President.

Mr. D'Aoust has worn many hats in education over his career. He has served a French Immersion teacher, Principal, Director of Educational Services, Secretary General, Director General on Montreal's South Shore and as Associate Deputy Minister with the Ministry of Education of Quebec.  During his tenure in education, he also served as Executive Director of QESBA for four years. He is currently the Chair of the New Frontiers School Board.

QESBA delegates also elected by acclamation over the weekend Mr. Frank Verrillo as Vice-President. Mr. Verrillohas served in the past as QESBA's Vice-President from 2005-2007 and is a Commissioner with the English MontrealSchool Board. He holds a Master's degree in Educational Administration and has worked at the elementary, high school and in adult education sectors as a teacher and administrator

Out-going President Debbie Horrocks has served the Association for two consecutive two-year mandates.  The QESBA delegation celebrated her commitment to English public education over the weekend.

QESBA is the voice of English public education in Québec serving some 110,000 students.



Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213