The OCSB’s very own Jim Rogers, principal at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, has been recognized by The Learning Partnership as one of Canada’s 40 Outstanding Principals for 2015. All 40 recipients will head to a gala in Toronto next month, to participate in a five-day executive leadership training program at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.
The nomination process for this award is an arduous one, with candidates evaluated in 16 different criteria. The award winners must demonstrate evidence of leadership, and the impact of that leadership on student achievement.
This past November, Ottawa’s Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) was awarded the Healthy and Thriving Award at the Growing Up Great Awards luncheon! The Growing Up Great Awards celebrate people, programs and organizations in our community that work to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families. They recognize those that have demonstrated their commitment to making sure children and youth in Ottawa achieve their full potential. The Healthy and Thriving Award is presented annually for exceptional commitment to ensuring that every child’s basic needs are met.
The Ottawa Catholic School Board has elected Trustee Elaine McMahon as Chairperson of the Board and Trustee Betty-Ann Kealey as Vice-Chairperson for the coming year. The Board’s Annual General Meeting was held Tuesday, December 2 at the Catholic Education Centre.
Chairperson McMahon is new in her role as trustee, but is well known to the Board as a long-time teacher. She is the Past President of Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association. “I am looking forward to continuing to work tirelessly for Catholic education. Why Catholic schools exist will be self-evident by our actions,” said Ms McMahon.