David Moon and Karen Penrose

David Moon and Karen Penrose
Posted on 12/18/2020
Celebrating Staff LogoEvery week we celebrate SMCDSB staff members who have been recognized by a parent, student or colleague.

This week we are celebrating David Moon and Karen Penrose.

David is a Network Administrator in the ICT David Moon department at the Catholic Education Centre. He was nominated by a colleague, who said:

“David's commitment and dedication to providing the tools and technology to staff and students of SMCDSB is admirable. His concern for ensuring complex, fully realized technical solutions are always available is never-ending.

Without David's foresight and vision learning outcomes would be hindered dramatically. We thank David for his years of dedication and efforts to provide SMCDSB with world-class technology services allowing us to learn and work in such an exceptional environment.”

Karen PenroseThis week we are also celebrating Karen Penrose. Karen is a Principal at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Barrie. She was nominated by a colleague, who said:

“Karen is the rock of St. Mary's. She has always been a strong leader, mentor and friend to all staff and to our very close St. Mary's Community. During this uncertain time, filled with rapidly changing circumstances and much anxiety for everyone, Karen has been our constant source of strength and guidance. Karen reaches out to us not only to give important updates in this ever-changing landscape but also just to say hi, I'm here for you, everything is going to be ok, be kind to yourself and love and be there for each other. We pull a tremendous amount of strength and courage from Karen as she too has a family, is a mother to two wonderful young men and has a spouse who is still protecting the community at large and out there everyday for all of us. Though she has much to think about in her own life she is always putting our needs and concerns, of which there are many, first. Karen is the true definition of a great leader! I count my blessings each and every day I have the privilege of working with Karen! Thank you Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board for providing such tremendous leadership from the Board level to the School level and to our families! God Bless!”

We would like to thank David and Karen for their commitment to Catholic education at our board.

If you would like to recognize the efforts of one of your colleagues, please take a moment to fill out our Celebrating Staff Form.