Board of Trustees

Catholic trustees are elected in the province of Ontario by separate school ratepayers. They are entrusted with the education of children whose parents want them educated in an educational milieu and environment of Catholic belief.

In fulfilling this charge, the first role of trustees as members of school boards is to make policy and to ensure that policy is applied. Of paramount importance for Catholic boards is the development of policies which will ensure that the message of the Christian Gospel is taught with integrity in Catholic schools. Crucial also to the fulfillment of the trustee's responsibility is the serious and deliberate attention paid to the hiring and supervision of senior staff. As is the case with the Catholic educator, this role cannot be fulfilled outside the context of one's faith. Implicit in the fulfillment of these obligations is that trustees as well as all professional educators give witness to the way of life expressed by the Gospel.

- Excerpt from "Witness to Faith" - OCSTA

Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board END Statements

Board of Trustees 2018-2022

Jacques Bégin
Jacques Bégin
Email: [email protected]
Area Represented:
East and South of the City of North Bay
Leo de Jourdan
Leo de Jourdan (Chair)
Email: [email protected]
Area Represented:
City of North Bay
Shawn Fitzsimmons
Shawn Fitzsimmons (Vice-Chair)
Email: [email protected]
Area Represented:
City of North Bay
Judy Manitowabi
Judy Manitowabi
Email: [email protected]
Area Represented:
Nipissing First Nation
Barbara McCool
Barbara McCool
Email: [email protected]
Area Represented:
City of North Bay
Shelly Warren
Shelly Warren
Email: [email protected]
Area Represented:
City of North Bay
John Willemsen
John Willemsen
Email: [email protected]
Area Represented:
West Nipissing

For telephone inquiries, please contact Victoria Johnson,
Executive Assistant to the Director of Education and Secretary to the Board:
Email: [email protected] Phone: 705-472-1201 ext 31243

Student Trustees

Grace Couchie
Grace Couchie
Email: [email protected]
Area Represented:
Indigenous Student Trustee
2020-2022
Allison Patenaude
Allison Patenaude
Email: [email protected]
Area Represented:
Student Trustee
2021-2023