Meet the Staff

Jacqueline Poirier

Superintendent, Program Services

Jacqueline has been with the RCDSB since 1997 when she started her career as a Secondary teacher at Fellowes High School and later became Vice Principal. She continued on her path in Leadership to the central position of Secondary Curriculum Lead and then Student Success Principal. Her commitment to lifelong learning, inclusivity, commitment to excellence in teaching are instrumental in her role as Superintendent of Education.

Alicia Hilts

Administrative Assistant, Superintendent

Alicia Hilts started her career with the RCDSB in 2016 working as a school secretary in both Elementary and Secondary schools. In her current role as

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Program Services she provides administrative support for the department Principals, Consultants and Coaches.

Bill Smith

Principal of Special Services

Bill has been with the RCDSB since 1993. He began his teaching in the secondary panel and continued his learning as a consultant and an administrator in both the elementary and secondary panels. Motivated by the student centered strength based focus of the Special Education department, lead to the return to a central staff position and his current role in 2016

Margo Ingram

Vice-Principal of Special Services

Margo has been employed with RCDSB since 2006. She has worked as a teacher in both the elementary and secondary panels. Margo began her time in Renfrew County as a Special Education teacher at Cobden District Public School. She moved to the Secondary Panel in the Fall of 2007 and has worked in Special Education at Fellowes High School, Valour JK-12 School and Mackenzie Community School. She was the Vice-Principal of Opeongo High School for the 2019-2020 school year before moving into her current role, as Vice-Principal for Special Services.

Alanda Buske

Administrative Assistant, Special Services

Alanda started with the Renfrew County District School Board in 2014 working as an office assistant at Valour JK-12 School and has also supported the Continuing Education department. Alanda now brings her expertise to the Special Education Department to support RCDSB parents and staff.

Janice Bujold

Administrative Assistant, Special Services

Janice started her position with RCDSB in 2020 working as an administrative assistant with Central Public School and Renfrew Collegiate Institute. Prior to employment with RCDSB, Janice served for many years as an administrator in the healthcare sector. Jan now provides support to the exceptional staff of the Special Education Department.

Shelley Smith

Special Education Consultant, Elementary

Shelley Smith joined the RCDSB in 1998 as a home instruction teacher and occasional teacher. In 2000, Shelley joined the staff of Eganville & District Public School as a kindergarten teacher. During her time at EDPS, she taught a variety of primary, junior and intermediate grades as well as working as a special education resource teacher (sert). Shelley holds specialist qualifications in special education and communication and information technology. As an elementary special education consultant, Shelley works with school special education teams and the families they support in the Arnprior, Petawawa, and Deep River families of schools, as well as Champlain Discovery PS and Rockwood PS in Pembroke.

Lisa Rigby

Special Education Consultant, Elementary

Lisa Rigby joined the RCDSB in 1998. As an elementary special education consultant, Lisa works with school special education teams and the families they support in the Renfrew, Opeongo, and Madawaska families of schools as well as Beachburg PS and Highview PS in Pembroke.

Cheryl Barber

Special Education Consultant, Secondary

Cheryl Barber joined the RCDSB in 2000. As a secondary special education consultant, Cheryl works with school special education teams and the families they support in all secondary schools in the Renfrew County DSB.