Oldale saying goodbye to Catholic board here

It’s been almost two-and-a-half years since she took up the position of director of education with the Northwest Catholic District School Board, but as of July 14, Carol-Lynne Oldale will head the board no more.
But Oldale’s resignation comes in the face of a chance to get back to her roots–taking up a job as director of the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board.
“It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. The previous director was retiring,” she said yesterday.
Oldale noted she has several reasons to move on. “I have family there, which I’d like to get back to. And there are personal reasons,” she said.
But her roots with the board there are also deep, and she found the opportunity as a chance to return to the board she’s spent most of career with. “I’ve been a teacher, vice-principal, principal . . . you name it,” mentioned Oldale.
When she had been appointed as director here Jan. 1, 1999, she had most previously been serving as superintendent of education with the Thunder Bay Catholic School Board.
She has also worked the Superior North Catholic District School Board.
Oldale deeply expressed her appreciation to the board for the experience she has enjoyed over the past two-and-a-half years here–the tail-end of the amalgamation period from the previous Fort Frances and Dryden Catholic boards.
“I have no regrets in that I had the opportunity to work with some great people during my time here. It’s really been a good experience,” she said.
She applauded the board, administration, and staff for their dedication and commitment to providing quality Catholic education programs for their students in faith-filled learning environments balanced by fiscal responsibility and sound financial planning.
The board now is in the process of looking for a new director to replace Oldale before the new school year begins.