As a recently retired educator with the board Steve has direct knowledge of what works with kids and how the board can support them best. Throughout his distinguished career he has worked closely with board administration and is highly respected by both administration and parents alike. Now retired Steve will have the time to truly support the students of KPR.
Paul Doig, retired Vice-Principal
Steve will be a staunch advocate for all KPR students and education workers; he knows how to make the system shine.
Tracey Germa, Vice President OSSTF District 14
Steve Russell views issues with a clear, fair and critical eye. He finds the most logical solutions that help kids the most. The Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB should include Steve as a trustee.
Ron Dodson, former colleague
Steve Russell is an exemplary educator and leader. He will be an outstanding trustee for the KPR Board of Education.
Luigi Iannacci, Trent University Faculty of Education
I have had the privilege of knowing Steve Russell for over 30 years since my early days with Second City. Jumping ahead, I then had the opportunity to teach improv to teachers in Steve’s upgrading program through the KPR board. Steve is very well respected among all of his peers. He leads with confidence and actively listens. He thinks carefully before he speaks and is eloquent in his responses. His ideas are creative and there is always a sense of fun and possibility in the room. I truly cannot imagine a better candidate for Trustee than Steve Russell.
Steve Russell will provide strong leadership and advocacy in addressing the needs of all students, parents and community members. His (30?) years of experience in public education provides him with a unique awareness of current educational issues such as student safety, funding, transportation, facility renewal and special education. He is hard working and skilled in communication. Now more than ever, experience matters and the students, parents, community members and the KPR Board of Education will be well served by Steve Russell as one of their Trustees.
I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Steve for the past two years with the Peterborough Theatre Guild. Steve works tirelessly to ensure that our community theatre is running efficiently in all capacities. Steve’s dedication to professionalism and being a positive voice has elevated the theatre community to new heights in the past few years. Steve is a caring, passionate, intelligent man who is willing to listen to all sides of an issue. He is a man of service and integrity who wants the best for our community.
Danielle Breau, teacher