Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

Staff News – November 17, 2020

Date: November 17, 2020 | Categories: provincial and demonstration schools branch | Tags: staff news

Hello everyone,

I am pleased to announce that Desiree Smith will be taking on a new temporary role as Principal, Special Projects. Part of this role will include delivering the virtual Demonstration Schools’ program for Amethyst, Sagonaska, and Trillium Demonstration Schools. Desiree will be responsible for overseeing research related to demonstration school programming and will take on the role of COVID-19 Lead. I would like to thank Desiree for her ongoing leadership and contribution as Principal at Trillium Demonstration School.

Jamie Gover will be temporarily backfilling the Principal, Trillium Demonstration School position while recruitment is completed. Jamie has been the acting Vice Principal of E.C. Drury School for the Deaf Secondary School Program since the start of the 2020-21 school year. Prior to taking on that role Jamie was the Vice Principal of Resource Services and Outreach Programs, Deaf and hard of hearing program.

These changes came into effect on November 16, 2020. Desiree and Jaime will be working collaboratively over the next few weeks to ensure a seamless transition at Trillium Demonstration School. 

Please join me in welcoming Desiree and Jamie into their roles!


Karyn Bruneel
Executive Director
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
Ministry of Education
255 Ontario Street South
Milton, ON, L9T 2M5