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.