Susan MacQuarrie – Suspended for Crying Wolf (Latest Update 2023)
In 2015, The Chignecto-Central Region School Board voted to suspend Susan MacQuarrie for violating its code of ethics.
The CCRS board suspended her for 3 months and it included all of her rights and privileges as a member. Also, the board asked then-Education Minister Karen Casey to offer her counseling and support.
The board said in a release that they believe she violated several provisions of the CCRSB code of ethics.
Did You Know?
CCRSB stands for Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education. It is an educational center in the province of Nova Scotia, founded in 1996. The institution has a wide area of around 32ha.
A while before suspending Susan Macquarrie, the CCRSB had recommended the Education Minister remove and censure her.
In their statement, the board that Susan MacQuarrie alleged that the superintendent of the board, Gary Clarke and board chair Trudy Thompson were harassing her.
She said they intimidated, humiliated and bullied her through the way the board was running its sessions.
According to Board’s Investigation, Susan MacQuarrie Made Serious But Baseless Allegations
Then, the board investigated the matter and their lawyer, Jack Graham found that the allegations were ‘completely unfounded’.
Furthermore, Susan MacQuarrie alleged that someone from the board went through her emails. In their investigation, the board noted that the allegation was very serious.
Hence, they hired a forensic IT company to review the server who showed up suddenly.
According to the forensic team, the reason why Susan MacQuarrie was unable to access her server was probably because of server downtime.
CCRSB’s lawyer said that the allegations were quite serious and groundless. He also added that Susan was the one going against the board’s procedures and policies.
In the motion of censure, he pointed out that Susan went after Thompson and clark in a very meticulous manner to embarrass them. Also, the investigation revealed that Susan MacQuarrie’s social posts were undiplomatic, unauthorized, personally critical and disrespectful.
On the motion of censure, the vice-chair said it was the first time in 20 years when the school board had to censure a member. He added that the board didn’t make the decision lightly. However, it was necessary to make sure that the elected board can remain focused on its true purpose, giving the students the best educational opportunities possible.
Where is Susan MacQuarrie Now?
After the CCRSB suspended her, she stayed there for a few months and eventually joined the Nova Scotia Boards Association.
Currently, she is a financial consultant at MD Financial Management.
She has been working there since 2019 and is still a consultant. After seeing how she went after some of her own colleagues and made false allegations, it seems dangerous to work with her.
Susan MacQuarrie made some serious allegations against the serious members of the board when she was a member. However, when the board conducted a thorough investigation they found all of her allegations to be baseless.
- Highly experienced
- Faced suspension for making false allegations
- Difficult to work with