Michelina Beam has been a trustee with the Near North District School Board since May 2011. She is chair of the Board’s Capital Planning Committee, serves on the Board’s Audit, Multi-Year Plan, Policy, and various Building Committees, and sits as a trustee representative on the Board-wide Parent Involvement Committee.
Michelina is also the Near North DSB representative on the province-wide Board of Directors for the Ontario Public School Board Association and is a member of OPSBA’s Policy Development Work Team.
Born in North Bay, she is a graduate of West Ferris Secondary School. Her post-secondary studies at York University and Fanshawe College included Real Estate Appraisal, Business Administration, Economics, and Accounting. She works full-time as the administrator and financial officer for a locally owned business.
Michelina and her husband Blake have three children; two are recent graduates of the NNDSB system pursuing post-secondary studies and the youngest attends Chippewa Secondary School.
She spends much of her free time volunteering with Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre, a local charity that provides musical theatre experience for children and families. She has served on the voluntary Dreamcoat Board of Directors for over 12 years. She believes very strongly that arts education is an important contribution to student well-being.