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Stephen Burke

Stephen Burke

Commissioner Stephen Burke is in his sixth term as a school commissioner. In November of 1987, Mr. Burke was elected commissioner in a predominantly French-speaking riding of the Commission scolaire des Découvreurs (CSDD), where he served for eleven (11) years, representing the English-speaking minority as well as the French-speaking majority. In 1998, following the creation of linguistic school boards and after having sat on the Provisional Council, Mr. Burke was elected to the Council of Commissioners of the Central Québec School Board (CQSB), where he is now in his thirteenth year. At the CSDD, Mr. Burke’s experience included that of official delegate to the Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec for ten (10) years, member (6 years) and Vice-Chair (one year) of the Executive Committee as well as member of the Committee for the Evaluation of the Director General (2 years).At the CQSB, Mr. Burke has served on a number of selection committees for the hiring of Principals as well as for the Director General. Mr. Burke has been Chairman of the CQSB since December 2009 and is also the Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee.Mr. Burke was born and raised in Québec City and has been a resident of Sainte-Foy for almost 30 years. His three (3) children are all graduates of schools under the jurisdiction of the CQSB, at the elementary as well as the high school levels. After 22 years as a commissioner, Mr. Burke is still inspired by the desire to ensure quality English-speaking education to all of CQSB’s students. He remains committed to contributing actively to the education of Québec’s greatest natural resource, our children.Mr. Burke recently retired from the Société d’habitation du Québec in Québec City. Mr. Burke brings to the CQSB his knowledge of the Québec civil service and of the political ramifications of government decisions and processes. Mr. Burke remains very much involved in both linguistic communities, having served on Centraide and Croix-Rouge funding campaign committees as well as on the Board of the Voice of English-Speaking Québec (VEQ).Mr. Burke is also known for his sense of humour as well as for his speaking talents. He has emceed various social events both in Québec as well as nationally and is known to do a pretty good impression of the late Elvis Presley- thank you very much!