Faith Day and Celebration of Excellence

Faith Day and Celebration of Excellence

April 27, 2018 was a professional development day for Superior North Catholic District School Board (SNCDSB) teachers, support and administrative staff and trustees.

Superior North Catholic District School Board staff celebrating mass
Superior North Catholic District School Board staff celebrating mass

The celebration began with a Mass led by Fr. Terry Sawchuk. Following mass, staff gathered at the Michael King Hall with opening remarks from Sister Stephanie Romiti, Faith Formation & Catholicity Lead at SNCDSB. Keynote speaker for the event was David Wells, world-renowned Catholic motivational speaker, and opening remarks from Acting Director of Education, Barbara Spadoni and Bishop Fred Colli who reflected on the importance of Catholic education.

picture of all staff listening to speaker David Wells at Faith Day 2018
David Wells speaks to the entire staff at the SNCDSB Professional Activity Day.

During the day, the Superior North Catholic District School Board also hosted its 22nd annual Celebration of Excellence event. Staff were recognized and received their pin for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 years of service.

5 Years

  • Kayla Greco, Holy Saviour Catholic School
  • Jason Belisle, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
  • Aaron Baker, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
  • Ben Jewiss, St. Brigid Catholic School
  • Terry Ray, St. Edward Catholic School
  • Jennifer Ray, St. Edward Catholic School
  • Stacy McGuire, St. Edward Catholic School
  • Melissa Nystrom, St. Hilary Catholic School
  • Terri Nichols, St. Hilary Catholic School
  • Sonia Landry, St. Martin Catholic School
  • Pina Luomala, St. Joseph Catholic School
  • Julie Howe, St. Joseph Catholic School
  • Danielle Luby, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
  • Samantha Brown, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
  • Francine Batog, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
Picture of recipients of five years of service pin
5 Years of Service SNCDSB Staff

10 Years

  • Paulette Godin, Holy Saviour Catholic School
  • Jessica Marcotte, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
  • Natalie Soos, St Edward Catholic School
  • Nina Merritt, St. Edward Catholic School
  • Carol Barnes, Trustee
Picture of 10 year pin recipient
10 Years of Service recipient Natalie Soos, St. Edward Catholic School pictured with Trustee Bill McKay and Rima Mounayer, Superintendent of Education

15 Years

  • Velvet Bouchard, Catholic Education Centre
  • Cara Figliomeni, Holy Angels Catholic School
  • Kelly Haliski, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
  • Claudette Abraham, St. Brigid Catholic School
  • Angela Gainer, St. Edward Catholic School
  • Susan Lemieux, St. Edward Catholic School
  • Mia Laframboise, St. Edward Catholic School
  • Courtney Currie, St. Edward Catholic School
  • Jerry Nardi, St. Hilary Catholic School
  • Joanne Camire, St. Joseph Catholic School
  • Debbie Gignac, St. Joseph Catholic School
  • Diane Trepanier, Our Lady of Fatima
picture of 15 year pin recipients for years of service at Superior North Catholic District School Board
15 Years of Service Pin Recipients

20 Years

  • Louise Zechner, St. Edward Catholic School
Trustee Jean with 20 years of service pin recipient Louise Zechner
Trustee Shirley Jean with 20 years of service pin recipient Louise Zechner

25 Years

  • Melanie Glaister, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
  • Betty-Jane Roman-Mercier, St. Hilary Catholic School
25 years of service recipient, BJ Roman-Mercier with Trustee McPherson
25 years of service recipient, BJ Roman-Mercier with Trustee Lilliana McPherson.

30 Years

  • Dana Allen, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
30 years of service recipient Dana Allen with Trustee McPherson
30 years of service recipient Dana Allen with Trustee Lilliana McPherson

35 Years

  • Louise Wielgosch-Hawrish, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
35 years of service recipient Louise Wielgosch-Hawrish pictured with Trustee McPherson
35 years of service recipient Louise Wielgosch-Hawrish pictured with Trustee Lilliana McPherson

The Board acknowledged and celebrated the contributions of retirees:

  • Scott Adams, Catholic Education Centre
  • Lise Hachey, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
  • Joanne Hoffman, St. Brigid Catholic School
  • Debbie Kuruliak, St. Hilary Catholic School
  • Nancy Ritch, St. Joseph Catholic School
Retiree Joanne Hoffman with Superintendent of Education, Kerry Desjardins
Retiree Joanne Hoffman with Superintendent of Education, Kerry Desjardins

The Superior North Catholic District School Board feels strongly that it is important to acknowledge the wonderful, dedicated and talented individuals that make a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you for supporting Catholic education.

"Together We Educate Heart, Mind and Soul."