April 7th, 2020
Waterloo Region District School Board Trustee Natalie Waddell will vacate her position as of June 2020.
This is a result of her planned move with her family outside of the Region and the decision was not an easy one. “It has been a passion of mine to work with families and help make changes for the education system and try to make it better for everyone,” she stated. “Thank you all for this privilege.”
“Natalie has been a very valuable member of our board and we will miss her. From her work in special education to so many other issues, she has been a strong and persuasive voice for students at the board table” said WRDSB Board Chair, Jayne Herring.
Chair Herring continued “I would like to thank Trustee Waddell for her dedication and wish her and her family well. My fellow trustees and I are extremely grateful for her hard work and passion on behalf of our students.”
Trustee Waddell took her seat at the board table in 2014 as a representative for Kitchener. During her 6 years as a Trustee she was a determined advocate for Special Education students and will be remembered for her tireless commitment to helping students with ADHD.
WRDSB Director John Bryant thanked Trustee Waddell for her time with the Board and noted “Natalie is a true advocate for each and every student. She won the backing of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association for efforts to recognize children with ADHD with respect to legal rights and educational accommodations. Her success helped students in our region and throughout the province. She will be missed.”
As the position will not become vacant until early summer, discussions on possible options to fill the vacancy at the board table will be discussed in the near future.
For more information:
Andrew Sloan, WRDSB Chief Communications Officer, (905) 979-6093