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Maurizio Visentin addresses the audience after receiving the SCDSB Chairperson’s Award for 2007. Throughout his speech Mr. Visentin gave much of the credit for his success and the success of his school to his students and colleagues. “I have received tremendous support from my colleagues and administrative assistants as I navigated through the role of guidance councillor,” stated Visentin. “There isn’t one day that I do not marvel at the achievements of my colleagues as well as the students I work with.” (Above photo); Paula Peroni, Chair of the SCDSB, Interim Director of Education, SCDSB Rossella Bagnato, His Excellency, Bishop Plouffe, along SCDSB Trustees and Senior Administration were also on hand to share in the presentation of the Chair’s Award and to recognize employees with the board who achieved 25 years of service and to bid a fond farewell to those individuals who will be soon enjoying their retirement.

June 7, 2007 - Maurizio Visentin, longtime teacher/guidance counsellor with the Sudbury Catholic District School Board was presented with the SCDSB Chairperson’s Award by Board Chair, Paula Peroni at the SCDSB’s annual 25 Year and Retirement Banquet held at Bryston’s on the Park on Thursday evening.


Mr. Visentin’s involvement with the Sudbury Catholic District Board began as a teacher for Marymount Academy from 1982 to 1996. He then moved to St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School as a teacher and later became the school’s guidance councillor. In her address to the audience, Mrs. Peroni listed numerous awards of recognition that
Mr. Visentin had received throughout his teaching career which included; the Bishop Reding Outstanding Teacher Award, the Partners in Peace Program Award, the Service Above Self Award, the Excellence in Leadership Award (on two separate occasions), a citation for his outstanding support with the Canadian Red Cross’ Respect Education Program and a nomination for the Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence.


“Mr. Visentin is well deserving of this award,” stated Mrs. Peroni. “He lives and leads by example the Catholic School Graduate Expectations. He is a discerning believer, effective communicator, reflective, creative holistic thinker and a devoted family man. He promotes his secondary school in the most professional manner and that is why our secondary schools are held in such high regard in sports and academic circles in this city.”

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