The Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustees selected their Chair and Vice-Chair for the coming year at the Board's Inaugural Meeting Monday evening.
Returning for a second term as Wellington Catholic DSB Chair is Vikki Dupuis. Dupuis has served the Wellington Catholic DSB for over 25 years, earning the honourable Ontario Catholic Trustees Association Trustee Award of Merit in 2019. As a champion of equality and empowering youth leaders, she brings valuable knowledge and experience to the Board that has helped to create exceptional learning environments.
“I am honoured to be re-elected as Chair and to continue to work with my fellow trustees to advocate for a quality faith-based education and school experience for all of our students, from the time they enter our system until their graduation. Our focus as a Board is to support the hard work of our administration and staff in the safe, welcoming, and equitable environments of learning within our schools,” shared Dupuis. “These are unprecedented times and now, more than ever, we need to provide our children and youth with supportive learning spaces where students' well-being, mental health and growth in learning are the focus.”
Sebastian Dal Bo will also return as Vice-Chair, serving alongside Dupuis. Another longstanding member of the Wellington Catholic DSB, Sebastian has served as trustee for the past ten years which has included previous terms as vice-chair. As a former principal and teacher with the Wellington Catholic District School Board, Trustee Dal Bo brings experience and a strong connection to the district in this role.
"It is an honour to serve as Vice-Chair for 2022,” said Dal Bo. “In my role as Vice-Chair it is my priority to continue to support excellence in Catholic education and strong connections with our families, parishes and schools in the coming year.”
In their service as Chair and Vice-Chair, Dupius and Dal Bo will focus on student achievement and well-being, participating in making decisions that benefit the entire board district while representing the interests of their constituents.
Each will serve a term of one year, commencing the first Board Meeting in December.