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Director of Education

david and caleb.jpgGreetings!

My name is David DeSantis, and I am the new Director of Education for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board.

I would like to thank our Catholic school communities for their warm welcome.

I am honoured and blessed to be this Catholic learning community's Director of Education and look forward to embarking on an ambitious entry plan that will include visiting all of our schools and meeting administrators, teaching and support staff and students by June.

As offered by the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario in the pastoral letter "Renewing the Promise", I will ensure that my "actions match my words, in guiding and animating communities, rooted in our Catholic faith and invite staff, students and families to encounter Jesus each day, as we accompany one another."

The Roman Philosopher, Seneca said "If one does not know to what part one is sailing, no wind is favourable."

Our Catholic education system is rooted in academic excellence, supported by a very strong foundation of communities of faith and compassionate communities of service.  Under our leadership, and through the guidance of our board of trustees, these fulcrum points will continue to be the bedrock of our strategic pillars of Discipleship, Scholarship and Stewardship.

As your Director, and through the lens of our strategic pillars, I will focus on promoting, celebrating and engaging all stakeholders in the gift that is Catholic education.

 Thank you once again for welcoming me as your new Director of Education. I look forward to learning and growing with our Catholic communities. 

Please follow my Twitter: @DavidDeSantis22 where I will be sharing posts from "The Director's Corner" bi-weekly. 

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  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.