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Director of Education

​​​The Director standing with characters for the play Shrek at Holy Cross.Welcome to the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board! 

Throughout our faith-based, inclusive and geographically diverse school board, we remain resolute in our commitment to academic excellence and the relentless pursuit of success for each and every student in our Catholic School Board.   For our students to thrive and be successful in an ever changing world environment, we must ensure that all of our classrooms reflect the future-focused vision we have for the learner.  A vision of the learner that is rooted in our faith and reflects an understanding of what it means to be literate in our modern context.   

Always looking to connect with our staff and community, I invite you to follow me on Twitter @jodydirocco and also hope that you might take a moment to visit my blog , where I will engage in discussions and topics of interest to our Catholic system and to education in Ontario.  I welcome your feedback and look forward to our continued service to our students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, as they develop into caring citizens who demonstrate their Faith in Action.

Jody DiRocco

Director's blog:  Message from the Director

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2018 Director's Annual Report

Director's Annual Report 2017

Director's Annual Report 2016​ 

Jody DiRocco is the current Director of Education for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board in Ontario, Canada.  The ALCDSB covers an area of more than 16,000 square kilometers, with approximately 12,000 students in 35 elementary schools, 5 secondary schools and adult learning centres.   Mr. DiRocco has been an educator for 32 years.  He was appointed to the role of Director of Education in 2011.  Prior to his appointment as Director, he has served the Board in the roles of Teacher, Vice-Principal and Principal, Principal of School Effectiveness, School Effectiveness Lead and Superintendent of School Effectiveness.


Students holding their school Catholic Education Banners


  • 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.