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Interim education director named

While the search continues for a full-time director of education, the Durham District School Board has announced who will hold down the fort in the mean time.

Luigia Ayotte, currently the board’s superintendent of education and program services, will also sit as the interim director of education.

“The Durham District School Board is fortunate to have an experienced and dedicated leader in Luigia Ayotte who is ready to accept this interim role,” states Michael Barrett, the school board’s chair, in a news release. “We appreciate Luigia’s willingness to accept this interim role and we have every confidence Luigia will provide strong and effective leadership for the DDSB through this transitional time.”

The board is in search of a new director of education after the former holder of the position, Martyn Beckett, was named as the new assistant deputy minister in the learning and curriculum division for the Ministry of Education, effective March 21.

The search for a full-time director of education is currently underway.