Annual General Meeting - December 6, 2016
The Ottawa Catholic School Board returned Elaine McMahon as Chairperson and elected as Vice-Chairperson Trustee Joanne MacEwan. The elections took place at the Board's Annual General Meeting held December 6th at the Catholic Education Centre.
Chairperson McMahon is the Trustee for Zone 6 – Knoxdale-Merivale/College. Ms. McMahon has served as a trustee since 2014 and was first elected Chairperson in December 2014. Vice-Chairperson Joanne MacEwan is the Trustee for Beacon Hill-Cyrville/Innes and was appointed trustee in 2012 and elected in 2014.
His Grace Archbishop Prendergast presided over a Mass and joined Board Chaplain Peter Saunders and Father Geoff Kerslake at the meeting. The OCSB Children's Choir, under the direction of Carla MacGregor sang O Canada and charmed the audience with two selections.
Chairperson McMahon shared heartfelt remarks, expressing deep appreciation of the support she received in her first two years as Chair from outgoing Vice-Chairperson Betty-Ann Kealey. "Thank you, Betty-Ann, for being a mentor and a true friend to me and to Catholic education." Ms. McMahon thanked all OCSB staff for their service each and every day as they touch hearts and inspire young minds. "You are valued and appreciated."
Director's Annual Report
Director of Education Denise Andre presented the 2016 Director's Annual Report. The report highlights the accomplishments of the Board over the past year. Focused on the Board's priorities, Multi Year Strategic Plan, and the Deep Learning Framework, the report illustrates how students are gaining global competencies through a faith-filled lens.
Director Andre thanked the thousands of collaborative professionals at the OCSB for their dedicated service and praised the commitment of parent and student groups for their leadership.