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Last updated on Wednesday, March 01, 2017.

Trustees are officials, elected to serve parents, students, taxpayers and the school system. They are the link between communities and the school board, ensuring Hamilton public schools meet the diverse needs of students in their communities.

Find your ward, determined by geographic location, in the following list and view your trustee’s contact information and school cluster. Trustee Code of Conduct | Role of a School Board | Board of Trustee Handbook | Regulations for Delegation

Meet our current Board Chair Todd White and Board Vice-Chair Jeff Beattie.

Trustee, Wards 1 & 2

Christine Bingham

Picture of Christine Bingham

cbingham@hwdsb.on.ca

289.339.6902

Ward 1 Map

Ward 2 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Supervised Alternative Learning Committee (SAL)
  • Standing Committee
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee

Trustee Special Committees

  • Finance & Facilities
  • Program

Community Advisory Committees

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit Community Advisory Committee (FNMI)

Trustee, Ward 3

Larry Pattison

Picture of Larry Pattison

lpattiso@hwdsb.on.ca

289.689.2870

Ward 3 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Standing Committee
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee

Community Advisory Committees

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit Community Advisory Committee (FNMI)

Liaison Agencies

  • Hamilton-Wentworth Home & School Association

Trustee, Ward 4

Ray Mulholland

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remulhol@hwdsb.on.ca

905.547.2237

Ward 4 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Standing Committee
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee

Trustee, Ward 5 (Chair)

Todd White

Picture of Todd White

twhite@hwdsb.on.ca

289.237.1644

Ward 5 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Standing Committee
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee

Trustee Special Committees

  • Aduit Committee
  • Governance *Committee Chair
  • Human Resources
  • Policy

Community Advisory Committees

  • French As a Second Language (FASL)

Liaison Agencies

  • City/School Boards Liaison Committee

Trustee, Ward 6

Kathy Archer

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kaarcher@hwdsb.on.ca

289.339.0587

Ward 6 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Standing Committee
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee

Trustee, Ward 7

Dawn Danko

Picture of Dawn Danko

ddanko@hwdsb.on.ca
289.775.0269

Ward 7 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Parent Involvement Committee
  • Standing Committee
  • Supervised Alternative Learning Committee (SAL)
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee

Trustee Special Committees

  • Policy
  • Finance & Facilities
  • Program * Committee Chair

Community Advisory Committees

  • French As a Second Language (FASL)

Liaison Agencies

  • HWDSB Foundation

Trustee, Ward 8

Wes Hicks

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whicks@hwdsb.on.ca

Phone: 905.383.2222

Ward 8 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Standing Committee
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee

Trustee Special Committees

  • Finance & Facilities *Committee Chair
  • Human Resources

Trustee, Wards 9 & 10 (Vice-Chair)

Jeff Beattie

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jsbeatti@hwdsb.on.ca

289.339.9666

Ward 9 Map

Ward 10 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Standing Committee *Committee Chair
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee

Trustee Special Committees

  • Audit Committee
  • Finance & Facilities
  • Governanace
  • Policy *Committee Chair

Trustee, Wards 11 & 12

Alex Johnstone

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ajjohnst@hwdsb.on.ca

905.515.7082

Ward 11 Map

Ward 12 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
  • Standing Committee
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee

Trustee Special Committees

  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Program

Community Advisory Committees

  • Rural Schools Committee

Liaison Agencies

  • Ontario Public School Board Association (OPSBA)(Director)

Trustee, Wards 13 & 14

Greg Van Geffen

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gvangeff@hwdsb.on.ca

289.339.6328

Ward 13 Map

Ward 14 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Standing Committee
  • Supervised Alternative Learning Committee (SAL)
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee

Trustee Special Committees

  • Audit Committee *Committee Chair
  • Governance
  • Finance & Facilities
  • Policy
  • Program Committee

Community Advisory Committees

  • Rural Schools Committee

Trustee, Ward 15

Penny Deathe

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pdeathe@hwdsb.on.ca

289.339.8455

Ward 15 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Parental Involvement Committee (PIC)
  • Supervised Alternative Learning Committee (SAL)
  • Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
  • Standing Committee
  • Student Trustee Mentor
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee

Trustee Special Committees

  • Governance
  • Human Resources *Committee Chair
  • Program

Liaison Agencies

  • City/School Boards Liaison Committee
  • Ontario Public School Board Association (OPSBA)(Alternate Director)

Student Trustees

Elizabeth Wong

Picture of Elizabeth Wong - Student Trustee
ewong0175@hwdsb.on.ca

289.339.5614

Student Trustee Election Information

What does a Student Trustee Do?

  • Represents all students in Hamilton-Wentworth at every Board meeting
  • Presents a report on issues that have been raised by fellow students
  • Reports back to students

Student Senate

The Student Trustee also take part in the Student Senate. The Senate consists of the Student Council Presidents from each Secondary School in HWDSB. The meet once a month to discuss issues from the Board and concerns from the schools.

Tory Dockree

Picture of Tory Dockree - Student Trustee
TDockree0010@hwdsb.on.ca

289.339.7937

Student Trustee Election Information

What does a Student Trustee Do?

  • Represents all students in Hamilton-Wentworth at every Board meeting
  • Presents a report on issues that have been raised by fellow students
  • Reports back to students

Student Senate

The Student Trustee also take part in the Student Senate. The Senate consists of the Student Council Presidents from each Secondary School in HWDSB. The meet once a month to discuss issues from the Board and concerns from the schools.

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