November 27, 2020

Montreal, November 27, 2020 – The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has agreed to a loan of service of Executive Director, Russell Copeman effective immediately, to the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) as their Interim Director General for the transitional period during which their Council of Commissioners will embark upon a search for a new Director General.

Mr. Copeman’s nomination is to provide the EMSB with transitional administrative leadership while the EMSB’s Council of Commissioners pursues a rigorous recruitment process for a permanent Director General. He will return to his role as Executive Director once the process is complete and a permanent EMSB Director General is named.

“This was a unanimous decision by the QESBA Board of Directors. Our Association is only as strong as our member boards and one of them needed our services. We are pleased that we are in a position to offer help when it’s needed most,” said QESBA President Dan Lamoureux.

QESBA Director of Communications and Special Projects, Kimberley Hamilton will assume the role of Acting Executive Director until the return of Mr. Copeman.

QESBA is the voice of English public education in Québec and represents 100,000 students in 340 elementary, high schools, and adult and vocational centres across Québec.