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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 Dawn Danko and Board Vice-Chair Cam Galindo.

Trustee, Wards 1 & 2

Trustee Photo of Christine Bingham

Christine Bingham

cbingham@hwdsb.on.ca
289.339.6902
Ward 1 Map
Ward 2 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

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

Trustee Special Committees

  • Audit

Community Advisory Committees

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

Trustee, Ward 3

Maria Felix Miller

Maria Felix Miller

mfmiller@hwdsb.on.ca
289.775.0859
Ward 3 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

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

Trustee Special Committees

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

Community Advisory Committees

  • Human Rights & Equity

Liaison Agencies

  • City/School Board Liaison Committee

Trustee, Ward 4

Ray Mulholland

remulhol@hwdsb.on.ca

365.366.8377

Ward 4 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Standing Committee
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee

Trustee, Ward 5

Carole Paikin Miller

cpamill@hwdsb.on.ca

365.336.4480

Ward 5 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Standing Committee
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee

Trustee, Ward 6

Kathy Archer

kaarcher@hwdsb.on.ca

289.339.0587

Ward 6 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

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

Trustee Special Committees

  • Program

Trustee, Ward 7 (Chair)

Dawn Danko

ddanko@hwdsb.on.ca
289.775.0269

Ward 7 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Standing Committee
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee

Trustee Special Committees

  • Audit  *Committee Chair
  • Finance & Facilities
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Program

Community Advisory Committees

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

Liaison Agencies

  • City/School Board Liaison Committee

Trustee, Wards 8 & 14

Becky Buck

bbuck@hwdsb.on.ca

Phone: 905.515.2367

Ward 8 Map
Ward 14 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Standing Committee
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee
  • Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

Trustee Special Committees

  • Finance & Facilities
  • Policy
  • Program *Committee Chair

Community Advisory Committees

  • Faith Committee
  • French As a Second Language (FASL) Committee

Liaison Agencies

  • Hamilton Foundation for Student Success (HFSS)

Trustee, Wards 9 & 10 (Vice-Chair)

Cam Galindo

cgalind@hwdsb.on.ca

905.515.2563

Ward 9 Map

Ward 10 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Standing Committee
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee
  • Student Trustee Mentor

Trustee Special Committees

  • Finance & Facilities *Committee Chair
  • Governance
  • Policy

Community Advisory Committees

  • Human Rights & Equity

 

Liaison Agencies

  • Hamilton-Wentworth Home & School Association
  • Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) – Alternate

Trustee, Wards 11 & 12

Alex Johnstone

ajjohnst@hwdsb.on.ca
905.515.7082

Ward 11 Map

Ward 12 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

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

Trustee Special Committees

  • Finance & Facilities
  • Governance
  • Human Resources

Community Advisory Committees

  • Rural Schools Committee

Liaison Agencies

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

Trustee, Ward 13

Paul Tut

ptut@hwdsb.on.ca

905.515.2473

Ward 13 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Standing Committee
  • Trustee Code of Conduct Review – First Alternate
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee

Trustee Special Committees

  • Audit
  • Finance & Facilities
  • Governance *Committee Chair

Community Advisory Committees

  • Rural Schools Committee

Trustee, Ward 15

Penny Deathe

pdeathe@hwdsb.on.ca
289.339.8455
Ward 15 Map

Schools

Mandated Committees

  • Standing Committee
  • Trustee Code of Conduct Review – Second Alternate
  • Parental Involvement Committee (PIC)
  • Suspensions Appeals and Expulsion Hearings Committee
  • Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL)
  • Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

Trustee Special Committees

  • Human Resources *Committee Chair
  • Program

Liaison Agencies

  • City/School Board Liaison Committee

Student Trustees

Ethan Hesler

ehesler1219@hwdsb.on.ca
289.339.5614

Skylar Seggie

sseggie4496@hwdsb.on.ca
905.481.1526

Fatima Zakar

fzakar0782@hwdsb.on.ca
289.339.7937

Student Trustee Role

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.

Student Trustee Elections

Please watch for updates as approach voting, on our Student Trustee Elections page.

Updated on Monday, March 29, 2021.
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