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Trustees Maria Felix Miller and Paul Tut Elected as Chair and Vice-Chair for 2023-2024

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Trustees Maria Felix Miller and Paul Tut Elected as Chair and Vice-Chair for 2023-2024

At the Organizational Board meeting on November 20, 2023, Hamilton-Wentworth District HWDSB Chair Maria Felix Miller and Vice-Chair Paul Tut School Board (HWDSB) Trustees elected Maria Felix Miller of Ward 3 as Chair of the Board, and Paul Tut of Ward 13 as Vice-Chair of the Board.  

“I am humbled and honoured to be selected as Chair of the Board of Trustees as we enter the second year of this current term,” said Chair Maria Felix Miller. “I’m very proud of the work Trustees have done this past year to bring the Multi-Year Strategic Plan to life. Our next step as a Board will be receiving student feedback and translating that into action. I look forward leading this process over the next year as we work to find the best ways to serve HWDSB students and families.”  

“I am grateful for this opportunity to serve as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees,” said Vice-Chair Paul Tut. “As Vice-Chair, I remain committed to supporting students and families in a collaborative and inclusive manner to provide our students with all the opportunities and successes we can. “ 

“I’d like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Chair Maria Felix Miller and Vice-Chair Paul Tut as they step into these important roles.” said Director of Education Sheryl Robinson Petrazzini. “This is an exciting time for HWDSB as we navigate this time of change. I look forward to working closely with our new Chair and Vice-Chair in accomplishing HWDSB’s powerful new mission of ‘Growing Together’ and achieving our vision that ‘every student experiences a sense of belonging and engages in dynamic learning’.” 

During the meeting, Trustees elected their colleagues to the following positions:  

  • Chair of Policy Committee – Todd White, Wards 5 & 10  
  • Chair of Program Committee – Amanda Fehrman, Wards 11 & 12 
  • Chair of Governance Committee – Todd White, Wards 5 & 10 
  • Chair of Finance and Facilities Committee – Paul Tut, Ward13 
  • Chair of the Human Resources Committee – Dawn Danko, Ward 7 


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Media Contact: 

Allison Reynolds
Senior Manager, Communications and Community Engagement
[email protected]  

Updated on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
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