Northern Nishnawbe Education Council officially announced the hiring of a new executive director Sept. 8.
Lac Seul’s Jennifer Manitowabi takes the helm after former executive director William Dumas chose to move on after his contract was completed.
“As the new executive director of Northern Nishnawbe Education Council, I understand I am following in the footsteps of many intelligent and dedicated individuals known for their sincere efforts within the organization,” Manitowabi said in a statement announcing her role.
Manitowabi brings plenty of educational experience having worked as a teacher and administrator in the past. She is also a recent student of NNEC programming and is working on her master’s of education. She lives in Lac Seul with her husband and children.
“It is my growing belief that lifelong learning is responsible for producing skilled individuals that will insure the continued progress of our nation,” Manitowabi said in a message on the NNEC website. “I would like to encourage students to consider how their individual progress is linked to strengthening the opportunities for their families and communities.”
The NNEC board of directors said they are confident in Manitowabi’s ability to lead the organization.
NNEC is an educational organization delivering secondary and post secondary education programs and services for First Nations people in the Sioux Lookout region.
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