Antigonish Teacher selected to be on Council to Improve Classroom Conditions

Posted at 4:25 pm on March 7, 2017 | Filed Under: News

March 7, 2017     Classroom Council     MBM

The Department of Education has selected the members for the Council to Improve Classroom Conditions today, and it includes some local teachers! Melanie Belliveau and Sean Barker are two of the members on this 9 person committee.

Belliveau teaches at Ecole Acadienne de Pomquet, while Barker teaches grade 2 at Antigonish Education Centre. Barker says he found out he was selected yesterday and is very excited to be a part of this group. What matters most to him, and the people he has talked to, is the success and safety of the students:

Clip: Sean Barker

Barker says he isn’t sure when meetings will begin for the committee, but he is honoured to take on this responsibility. Ultimately, says Barker, teachers want their students to receive the best quality education.


Here is a full list of all the representatives:

The council members are:

— Sean Barker, Antigonish Education Centre

— Mélanie Belliveau, École Acadienne de Pomquet, Antigonish Co.

— Cheryl Bourque-Wells, Drumlin Heights Consolidated School, Argyle, Yarmouth Co.

— Elizabeth Brideau-Clark, Bayview Community School, Mahone Bay

— Michael Cosgrove, Dartmouth High School

— Melanie Morrissey, Bible Hill Junior High School, Colchester Co.

— Reagan O’Hara, Avon View High School, Windsor

— Kerri Lynn Power, Memorial High School, Sydney Mines

— Rachel Ross-Mantley, Central Spryfield Elementary

— Myles Fox, grade 10 student at Cobequid Educational Centre, Truro

— Amy MacKinnon, parent, Shelburne County

— Pamela Doyle, guidance counsellor at Lockview High School, Fall River

— Joan Ling, executive director of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and council co-chair

— Sandra McKenzie, deputy minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and council co-chair.