OUR TEAM

Our Executive Team includes a compliment of Durham District School Board Educators and Employees, representing Durham’s Black diaspora (Administrators, Early Childhood Educators, Educational Assistants, Occasional, Long-Term Occasional, and Tenured Teachers, ASL Interpreters, and a variety of DDSB Staff).

 

Get to know the 2018 – 2020 Executive Team!  

 

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Chair

CHERYL ROCK

Cheryl believes all students have infinite possibilities to make connections between their potential and future pathways.  With this vision, it is increasingly more important to cultivate opportunities for activating excellence

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Secretary

AMANDA HENRY– BALCOMBE

Amanda is passionate about ensuring that student voice and equity are prioritized factors towards their success and well-being

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Social Coordinator

TRACEY GROSE

Tracey is very interested in ensuring that opportunities for scholarship, recognition and enrichment are shared throughout the system

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Social Media/Website Coordinator

KIANA BONNICK

Having a full compliment of experiences - as an And Still We Rise Leadership Alumni, Kiana uses her creativity and experience to further grow DBEN

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Member at Large

CAMILLE PRINCE

Passionate about  STEM, Camille is an educator, an ally and an agent of change for all students, staff,  and community members

Vice Chair

ANDREA WALTERS

Andrea is very passionate about equity and helping parents and students to feel included and empowered within the school system

Acting Vice Chair

SHARON KNIGHTS

Sharon believes that all students can learn given the right amount of time, the proper tools and strategies

Treasurer

CLAUDETT MCDONALD

Claudett's goal is to add value to DBEN and contribute to its growth and development within the Durham Region

Media Coordinator 

JENNIFER SEIF

Using her  background in digital technologies and community based research, Jennifer uses media and technology to better connect with the community

Member at Large

JEFF MAHARAJ

Jeff feels that schools must create lasting partnerships with their students, families and community partners

Past Chair

ELEANOR MCINTOSH

A positive influence in the field of education for over 10 years, Eleanor has experience in the areas of Special Education, Mathematics curriculum and instructional leadership

l've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel

Maya Angelou
Durham Black Educators' Network

Est. 2005 Durham Black Educators' Network (DBEN) is dedicated to optimizing and operationalizing educational experiences of DDSB students, educators and parents/community of  Durham's Black diaspora

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