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SCDSB Appoints New Director of Education

July 4, 2007 - The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine McCullough as its new Director of Education. Previous to her appointment as Director with the Sudbury Catholic District School Board, Mrs. McCullough was the Superintendent of Education for the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board.

Catherine McCullough obtained her Catholic Leadership Certificate from the University of Toronto (2004), and her Supervisory Officer Certificate (1998), she also holds a Masters of Education in Curriculum Development from Brock University (1995). Mrs. McCullough began her career in Catholic education 25 years ago with the Dufferin Peel Roman Catholic Separate School Board. Building on a lifelong commitment to faith-filled learning, she served with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District Board for the past 17 years. She is an active member of many education related groups including the Board of Directors and Provincial Representative for the Ontario Catholic Supervisory Officers’ Association (OCSOA), the Institute for Educational Leadership for OCSOA, the Canadian Association of School Administrators, the Children’s Coalition Table, Community Partners with Schools (COMPASS), the Canadian Safe Schools Network, Women in Education in Ontario and is a member of the Advisory Group for Lakehead University, Orillia Campus. In these various capacities, Mrs. McCullough’s focus has always been on advancing student learning and on promoting Catholic education.

“I am honoured to assume the role of Director of Education for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board,” stated Mrs. McCullough upon accepting her new position. “I am looking forward to continuing the excellent standard set by the Board’s Senior Administrative Team and the Board of Trustees.”

“It is with a great deal of pleasure that the Board announces Mrs. McCullough as our new Director of Education,” stated Sudbury Catholic District School Board Chair, Paula Peroni. “She is well suited for the position given her previous experience as a teacher, consultant, vice-principal, principal and Superintendent. Catherine McCullough is a highly experienced and passionate advocate for Catholic education and will be a credit to our board.”

Mrs. McCullough and her husband Mike have two children who are enroled in university. She officially assumes her position as Director of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board effective, August 1, 2007.



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