December 1, 2011

Briefing - Dec. 1, 2011

Janet McDougald acclaimed as chair, Suzanne Nurse acclaimed as vice-chair 

McDougald acclaimed as chair for unprecedented 14th term, school to be named in her honour

At their annual meeting on Dec. 1, trustees of the Peel District School Board acclaimed Janet McDougald, trustee for Mississauga wards 1 and 7, as chair. McDougald has been a trustee for 23 years, has served as chair for 14 years and was previously vice-chair for three years. Suzanne Nurse, trustee for Brampton wards 2 and 6, was acclaimed as vice-chair. Nurse is starting her sixth year in public office. Trustees also made the decision to officially rename Hartsdale Avenue Public School in honour of McDougald.

Trustee Beryl Ford announced the renaming of the school. In her comments she noted, “Since becoming trustee in 1988, Janet has worked hard as a member of the board—and as my vice-chair—a role she held from 1994 to 1997,” said Beryl Ford, trustee for wards 7 and 8 in Brampton. “She has an incredible work ethic, and a deep commitment to what is very best for the children of Peel. She is a passionate, and even some would say, relentless advocate for our students at the local, provincial and national level.”

Joined by family at the surprise announcement McDougald noted, "This is so special—to have a school named for me, and especially for the school to be in my community. "Thank you to all of my trustee colleagues. This is truly an amazing honour."

Upon returning to the role of chair, McDougald highlighted, “It’s truly a privilege to serve the board in this capacity—and a privilege that I take respectfully and seriously," McDougald said in her inaugural remarks. “I want you to know that I never take this role—or your support—for granted.”

McDougald added, “As a board, our ability to disagree civilly, work together well, reach consensus and always treat each other with respect makes us not only highly effective, but I believe a model for other boards. Why? Because underlying how we treat each other, how we work together, how we support each other is the key belief that what we do is not what is politically expedient, or what might make headlines, or even what is ‘popular’, but rather what we absolutely know to be best for the students of Peel.”

“As I reflect on my 14 years as chair, and my over 20 years as a trustee, I’m struck by how well that guiding principle—students first—has served this board, our students and this community,” said McDougald. “In good times and bad, our unwavering commitment to the needs of children has guided us and made sure that our decisions were the right decisions for the right reasons. That is something we should be proud of as a board—it is our greatest strength.”
 
Tony Pontes, director of education, shared some of the major achievements and stories of the past year in his annual report to the board. “When you think about an annual report, you might picture graphs and numbers—an overwhelming amount of data. Although data is important—and a ministry requirement—it’s never the main focus of our reports. That’s because we’re about so much more than numbers. We are about the stories behind the numbers.” The printed annual report will be available at the end of January 2012.

Janet McDougald Public School will be located at 498 Hartsdale Avenue in Mississauga.

Board elects members of standing and legislated committees

Instructional Programs/Curriculum Committee:
Meredith Johnson
Steve Kavanagh
Sue Lawton
Harinder Malhi
Suzanne Nurse
Rick Williams (Chair)

Physical Planning and Building Committee:
Beryl Ford
David Green (Chair)
Steve Kavanagh
Sue Lawton
Harinder Malhi
Jeff White

Special Education Advisory Committee:
(chair & vice-chair of SEAC will be elected at the Dec. 20 meeting)
Stan Cameron
Meredith Johnson
Brad MacDonald

Human Resources Negotiations Advisory Committee:
(Committee of the whole Board)
Beryl Ford (Chair)

Secondary vice-principal assignments and appointments

The board approved the following secondary vice-principal assignments effective February 3, 2012:

Rada Petrovic-Lukich from vice-principal at Rick Hansen Secondary School to vice-principal at Streetsville Secondary School

Lynn Shire from vice-principal at The Humberview Secondary School to vice-principal at Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School

Jennifer Kipfer from vice-principal at North Park Secondary School to vice-principal at The Humberview Secondary School

The board approved the following secondary vice-principal appointments effective February 3, 2012:

Peter Banhan from teacher at Westview Centennial Secondary School, Toronto DSB, to vice-principal at Sandalwood Heights Secondary School

Julie DeMaeyer from teacher at St. John Bosco Secondary School, Wellington CDSB, to vice-principal at Rick Hansen Secondary School

Elementary principal assignments and appointments

The board approved the following elementary principal appointments, effective Jan. 9, 2012:

Tracy LeMoine from vice-principal at Brandon Gate Public School to principal at Fallingdale Public School

Katina Paleologos from vice-principal at Bristol Road Middle School to principal at Allan A. Martin Senior Public School

The board approved the following elementary principal assignments, effective Jan. 9, 2012:

Luciana Cardarelli from School Effectiveness Lead to School Support Officer - Leadership

Jess Grewal from principal at David Leeder Middle School to principal at Derry West Village Public School

Pat Lewis from principal at Castlemore Public School to principal at David Leeder Middle School

Mariann Miller from principal at Credit View Public School to principal at Hewson Public School

Marcia Moorcroft from principal at Fallingdale Public School to principal at Castlemore Public School

Shawn Sabourin from principal at Kenollie Public School to principal at Credit View Public School

The board approved the following elementary principal assignments effective March 19, 2012:

Gaye Clarke from principal at Fallingbrook Middle School to principal at The Valleys Senior Public School

Diana Fowlie from principal at The Valleys Senior Public School to principal at Fletcher’s Creek Senior Public School

Danna McFadden-Hillman from principal at Garthwood Park Public School to principal at Vista Heights Public School

The board approved the following elementary principal appointment, effective March 19, 2012:

Janet Jackowski from vice-principal at Treeline Public School to principal at Fallingbrook Middle School

Elementary vice-principal assignments and appointments

The board approved the following elementary vice-principal assignments effective January 9, 2012:

Stephanie Casey from vice-principal at Dunrankin Drive Public School to vice-principal at Sir Winston Churchill Public School

Donna Donalds from vice-principal at Sir Winston Churchill Public School to vice-principal at Red Willow Public School

Halyna Dytyniak from vice-principal at Beryl Ford Public School to .5 vice-principal at Brian W. Fleming Public School and .5 vice-principal at Briarwood Public School

Karrie Hatton from vice-principal at Glenhaven Senior Public School to vice-principal at Cooksville Creek Public School

Stuti Jaggi-Vaid from vice-principal at Larkspur Public School to vice-principal at Dunrankin Drive Public School

Luke Mahoney from vice-principal at Cooksville Creek Public School to vice-principal at Glenhaven Senior Public School

Jocelyn McKay from vice-principal at Burnhamthorpe Public School to vice-principal at Bristol Road Middle School

Tanis McNeely from .5 vice-principal at Edenrose Public School and .5 vice-principal at Britannia Public School to vice-principal at Edenrose Public School

Jennifer Robinson from vice-principal at Red Willow Public School to vice-principal at Beryl Ford Public School

Dennis Romanet from vice-principal at Forest Glen Public School to vice-principal at Artesian Drive Public School

Kara Teskey from vice-principal at Artesian Drive Public School to .5 vice-principal at Allan A. Martin Senior Public School and .5 vice-principal at Tomken Road Middle School

Deborah Tolan from .5 vice-principal at Brian W. Fleming Public School and .5 vice-principal at Briarwood Public School to .5 vice-principal at Queenston Drive Public School and .5 vice-principal at Vista Heights Public School

April Zeleny from vice-principal at Stanley Mills Public School to vice-principal at Forest Glen Public School

The board approved the following elementary vice-principal appointments, effective Jan. 9, 2012:

Dahlia Battick from .5 acting vice-principal at Eastbourne Public School and .5 acting vice-principal at Grenoble Public School to vice-principal at Brandon Gate Public School

Greg Blakeley from .5 teacher at Larkspur Public School and .5 acting vice-principal at Larkspur Public School to vice-principal at Larkspur Public School

Laren Emms from teacher at Westervelts Corners Public School to .5 vice-principal at Calderstone Middle School and .5 vice-principal at Larkspur Public School

Elizabeth England from Leadership Development and School Support Services to vice-principal at Stanley Mills Public School

Brian Rasmusson from teacher at Glendale Public School to .5 vice-principal at Fernforest Public School and .5 vice-principal at Springdale Public School

Rita Walker from teacher at Driftwood Public School, Toronto DSB to vice-principal at Ridgewood Public School

Simone Wallace from teacher at Derry West Village Public School to vice-principal at Burnhamthorpe Public School

The board approved the following elementary vice-principal appointment effective March 19, 2012:

Tina Godsoe from teacher at Ellwood Memorial Public School to vice-principal at Treeline Public School

The next regular meeting of the board of trustees is Dec. 13, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

 

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