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Greetings from the new NESD Board of Education

November 15, 2016

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To the staff of NESD,

   I wanted to take a brief moment of time from your ever so busy day to say thank you. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our division. For those of you who have been here for some time now, thanks for all the hours you have put in to create such a wonderful environment to be part of. For those of you who have just joined this division, thank you for choosing us to share all your passion and expertise with.

    Our goal as a board and division is education in a culture of excellence. In a nut shell, none of this works without you. We all want our kids to get the best education that is available and sometimes the paths taken to achieve this are not fully understood by all. For this reason, we feel that open and transparent lines of communication are more important now than ever before. More times than not, most issues are a result of people just not understanding. I believe it's not that they don't want to know why, but that they are afraid to ask the simple question..."why?"

    My wish for you is that you look forward going to work every day. We have all heard the speeches that say..."never pick a job for the money, pick what you love to do and it won't feel like work and the money will follow." I hope that being with the NESD is like this and if it's not, please don't hesitate to ask why. Open the lines of communication with those around you and maybe together we can put that spring back in your step as you go to work tomorrow.

    On behalf of the NESD board, thank you all for what you do.  We look forward to working with all of you for the next four years and are excited about what the future holds.

Sincerely and Respectfully,


Luke Perkins
Chair, North East School Division