Message from the Director General

Eastern Shores School Board is an educational institution serving three different administrative regions: 01-Bas-Saint-Laurent, 09-Côte Nord and 11-Gaspésie et des Île-de-la-Madeleine. In these three regions we serve three diverse cultural communities. Our students stem from the Anglophone and Francophone communities as well as from the First Nations communities of Gespeg (Gaspé), Gesgapegiag (Maria), Listuguj (Cross Pointe), Uashat, Maliotenam, Mingan, Natashquan and Kawawachikamach (Sept-Îles). The cultural uniqueness of our territory stands out in our educational programs that are designed to include all cultures.

Eastern Shores’ vast and unique landscape can present challenges. Nonetheless, our staff are motivated to foster a conducive learning environment for all our students. Eastern Shores is truly a reflection of its staff’s commitment towards collaborative success and, more importantly, a demonstration that they are respectful individuals working together within caring communities.

I have been part of the team at ESSB for 34 years, beginning as a teacher in 1988 and steadily made my way to the position of Director General. One of my goals is to align our educational and administrative priorities towards our targets set in our Commitment to Success Plan with the Ministère de l’Éducation.

I am very proud of the team of educators and leaders within Eastern Shores School Board, everything we do is designed to help all students achieve to the best of their ability. Our collective, daily efforts make a positive difference in the lives of our students, their families, and their communities. Guided by our mission, vision and values, we build positive places for learning and working…together

Hugh Wood,
Director General of Eastern Shores School Board