Catholic board appoints director

The Northwest Catholic District School Board yesterday announced the appointment of Mary-Catherine Kelly to the position of director of education, effective Jan. 1, 2006.
Kelly comes from the Durham Catholic District School Board, where she currently is the superintendent of education over a family of elementary and secondary schools.
Her portfolio includes elementary and secondary programming, French as a Second Language, English as a Second Language, and continuing education.
The local Catholic board also noted she has experience as a principal for the Toronto, Niagara, Peterborough, and Durham Catholic School Boards, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level.
Her qualifications include a Master’s of Education Honours degree in Educational Administration through the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).
She is qualified as a supervisory officer in Ontario through the Catholic Community Delivery Organization.
Kelly’s additional qualifications include Religious Education, Special Education, the primary/junior/intermediate and senior division qualifications, and an Honours Specialist qualification in Physical Education from the University of Toronto.
Kelly also has a Coaching Education degree, as well as a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Education degree from Florida State.
Kelly’s administrative and leadership experiences are numerous and will be most helpful in facilitating the vision of the board for its system, the local board said in a press release.
Her experience includes that of former president of the Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario in 1999/2000.
The Northwest Catholic District School Board, with its corporate office in Fort Frances and a satellite office in Dryden, operates schools in Fort Frances, Stratton, Dryden, and Sioux Lookout.
The appointment is subject to the approval of the minister of education.