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Sudbury Catholic Board Launches New Initiative To Help Students At Risk

September 11, 2003 - The Sudbury Catholic District School Board has embarked upon a new program to help students and teachers support recently introduced Provincial initiatives such as the Student At Risk Program. Effective September 2, 2003 Enzo Del Riccio has been appointed by the Board to the position of Pathways for Success Program Principal to co-ordinate strategies and initiate support programs to assist students at risk in Grades 7 through 12. The Pathways for Success Program Principal position will focus mainly on the areas of literacy, numeracy and Pathways to Employability and will review programs and methodologies to identify and develop supports that build on existing successful practices. In addition, a steering committee will also be created to establish a Vision Mission, and Guiding Principles that connect and align this initiative with the Board Mission and system practices.

Mr. Del Riccio is well qualified for the position of Pathways for Success Program Principal. His educational background consists of a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Laurentian University and a Bachelor of Education Degree followed by a Master’s Degree in Education from Nipissing University. He is also a specialist in the field of Special Education and has worked in public education for 17 years as an elementary school teacher, a secondary school teacher and at Cambrian College’s Special Needs Centre. Del Riccio arrives at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board after spending several years at St. Charles College as an English/Social Science teacher, a Program Leader and Guidance Counsellor.

Ray Vincent, Chair of the Board stated that, “the position of Pathways for Success Program Principal is critical in offering direction and support to students that may require a revised program . Mr. Del Riccio will be an integral part of our curriculum team acting as a resource person to the entire system in assisting all partners to better understand the needs of students at risk in our schools,” stated Vincent. Zandra Zubac, Director of Education for the Sudbury Catholic School Board is also very pleased with Mr. Del Riccio’s appointment.



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