Human Resources Department

Janice Gough, Director of Human Resources Photo

Janice Gough, Director of Human Resources, CPHR 

Ms. Janice Gough, CPHR, was appointed as Director of Human Resources on October 11, 2016.  Ms. Gough is a career educator with 26 years of experience in the public school system including positions as Teacher, Vice Principal, Principal, and Coordinator of Human Resources and Special Projects. Ms. Gough brings to this senior administrative position, the skills and experience necessary to support and foster student-centered school communities.

Ms. Gough’s formal education includes a Diploma in Educational Leadership from the Nova Scotia Instructional Leadership Academy, a Master in Educational Administration from St. Francis Xavier University, a Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology from Cape Breton University and a Bachelor of Science and Education from St. Francis Xavier University.  She also holds a Certificate as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). 


Under the leadership of the Director of Human Resources, the Department’s responsibilities include:
• Labour relations, including support of local and provincial bargaining;
• Administration and interpretation of NSTU (regional and provincial) and CUPE Collective Agreements, as well as Confidential, Non-union Employees Terms and Conditions of Employment
• Performance management and growth planning;
• Foster and develop a positive and productive workplace culture;
• Non-teacher professional development, training and coordination of the board-wide professional development plan;
• Employment equity, developing a diverse and inclusive work force;
• Employee wellness, health and safety;
• Organizational development and efficiency
• Succession planning;
• Coordination of staff allocations;
• Staff recruitment and placement; and
• Principal support in the area of human resources. 

For more information, please contact the Department by email and/or phone:

Human Resources Department / 902-625-7081.

Human Resources Department Staff Members

All staff below may be reached at 902-625-2191 or 902-625-7081.
Human Resources Fax 902-625-2281.

Janice GoughDirector of Human Resources

Chuck Boudreau - Coordinator of Human Resources; 902-625-7134

Wendy MacDonaldManager of Human Resources and Employee Data; 902-625-7122

Jerry McKenna - Assistant Manager of Human Resources; 902-625-7088

Courtney Emmerton - Administrative Assistant; 902-625-7081

Elizabeth Morgan - Administrative Assistant; 902-625-7081

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