Regina, Thursday July 2, 2015 - Donald Michaud, Director of Education at the Conseil des écoles fransaskoises (CÉF), is pleased to announce the appointment of Luc Handfield as Deputy Director of Education.
"Luc Handfield has worked in the education sector for over 25 years, first as a teacher, then as school principal in New Brunswick. He is later appointed to the Ministry of Education and Early Childhood Development, where he becomes head of Strategic relations initiatives and international education. This leads to his appointment as Assistant Deputy Minister of Francophone Educational Services, looking after all Francophone school districts in New Brunswick. Mr. Handfield will soon leave these duties for a new chapter in his career, in Saskatchewan."
Luc Handfield was eager to take on new challenges in an environment where his expertise might be allowed to make a difference to its fullest extent, explained Donald Michaud:
"He is an experienced educator, always seeking to implement best practices and innovative approaches. He is very attuned to student and educator needs on the ground. Moreover, Luc has spent most of his career in the field of minority Francophone education in New Brunswick, also in Ontario. "
In addition to his credentials in education, Donald Michaud noted that Luc Handfield has gained considerable experience working on behalf of parents as well, most notably as Executive Director of the Commission Nationale des Parents Francophones, the body tasked with representing provincial and territorial francophone parents advocacy groups at the national level, which gives that much more depth to his understanding of current challenges in minority education.
There is no doubt, Mr. Michaud emphasized, that "all this experience, combined with his interpersonal skills, will allow Luc to make a valuable contribution to the success and achievements of Fransaskois education. "
Luc Handfield will be starting in his new position this coming August.
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A first-language school today, a bilingual Francophone for life! - The Conseil des écoles fransaskoises (CÉF) is home to 1,900 preschool to Grade 12 students in 15 elementary and secondary schools across the province. Financed by the Ministry of Education, it is the only French as a first language school board in Saskatchewan.
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