Amy Hunt elected by the Board as the next Chair of PSAANS (Oct. 2024-Oct. 2026)

The Public School Administrators Association of Nova Scotia (PSAANS) is pleased to announce the election of Amy Hunt as the next Chair of its Board of Directors. The election took place at the April 11th board meeting, adhering to the guidelines stipulated in the association's bylaws.

Amy Hunt brings a wealth of experience in education and administration to her new role. Currently serving as the Principal of Fairview Heights Elementary School within the Halifax Regional Centre for Education, Amy has been an influential figure in Nova Scotia's educational landscape for over two decades. Her extensive career began as a classroom teacher, progressing through various roles including Vice Principal and Principal at St. Joseph's A. McKay School in North End Halifax, where she spent fourteen impactful years.

In addition to her educational roles, Amy has made significant contributions at the provincial level as the Restorative Approach in Schools Coordinator for the Nova Scotia Department of Justice. She also imparts her knowledge as an instructor at Mount Saint Vincent University and the Educational Leadership Consortium of Nova Scotia.

Amy's academic achievements include a Bachelor of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University, a Master of Education in Literacy, a Research Master of Arts, and a Master of Sciences in Advanced Educational Studies from the University of Glasgow. Her research, which focuses on a restorative approach in schools has garnered national recognition and multiple awards.

“Dr. Scott Armstrong stated, ‘As the outgoing Chair, I am delighted to congratulate Amy on her appointment as the new Chair. Her impressive background, dynamic personality, and dedicated commitment to promoting leadership development make her an exceptional choice to represent both school and system-based leaders across Nova Scotia.’”

"Amy’s extensive experience and dedication to improving educational leadership practices make her an ideal leader for our association," said Tim Simony, Executive Director of PSAANS. "Her proven skills and commitment to education in Nova Scotia will be invaluable in advancing the goals of PSAANS."

Amy Hunt was elected to the PSAANS Board of Directors in October 2022 and has served as the Vice Chair since October 2023. She also contributes her time to the North End Opportunities Fund Society as Co-Chair.

Amy is set to officially take office when the next Board of Directors is ratified at the PSAANS Annual General Meeting in October.

Originally from Cape Breton, Amy currently resides in Halifax with her husband Carl and their three children. Her personal and professional journey reflects her deep commitment to the field of education and to her community.