CEW: Celebrating Board Office Staff

Catholic Education Week: Celebrating Board Office Staff
Posted on 05/04/2021

The theme for Catholic Education Week 2021, “Nurturing Hope”, reminds us that publicly funded Catholic education is a call to service.  Regardless of our position or our responsibilities within Catholic education, it is a calling to bring the message of Jesus Christ into the lives of those students and their families whom it is a privilege to serve in the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board.


Even though we are celebrating Catholic Education Week in a very different way this year, there are still many opportunities to recognize the good fortune that the gift of Catholic education affords each of us. During this week, it is fitting to express my thanks and gratitude to the people who work collaboratively and collectively to provide our students with a strong, vibrant, faith-based education in a safe and caring environment.


Each day this week, I am honoured to express my appreciation in the form of “thanks” to all those who play an integral role in the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board family.

Central office staff are an integral part of our operations. Your desire and dedication to each of your roles, whether it be in supporting our facilities, central business operations or providing academic support to schools, your role is important to the growth and success of Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board.  


Behind the scenes central staff have managed to juggle more responsibilities, initiatives and projects than ever, in an environment that has presented health and safety challenges throughout the year. Under pressure, you have provided quality and timely service to each and every school on a daily basis. The concerted efforts of our central staff in turn fosters a faith-filled environment where students are nurtured and encouraged to become who they are meant to be spiritually, academically, physically and social-emotionally as contributing members of our global society. Thank you for contributing to our exceptional working and learning experience at Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board.

God bless you for the work you do every day. It is such an honour to work with each of you.