Director of Education Awards of Excellence 2023

Director of Education Awards of Excellence in Catholic Education 2023
Posted on 05/11/2023

NPSC Announces the Inaugural  
Director of Education Award of Excellence in Catholic Education Recipients


As a Catholic faith community, we are proud to continuously foster a culture of excellence across all schools and sites of the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board (NPSC).  


This year we are excited to launch the inaugural Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board Director of Education Award of Excellence in Catholic Education, that recognizes and celebrates the exemplary achievements of our staff in the service of Catholic Education. 


Nominated by their peers, this year’s inaugural 15 recipients from across our NPSC staff embody our NPSC vision “Rooted in Faith & Alive in Spirit” and our Gospel values through their respective rolesThroughout this school year, we have been celebrating the Catholic Education Week annual theme, “We Are Many, We Are One”, and this recognition is also a testament to their remarkable contributions to Catholic education, unwavering commitment to achieving our strategic ENDs, and for the inspiration they foster to others in our school and Board community. 


We are extremely proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural NPSC Director of Education Award of Excellence in Catholic Education for the 2022-2023 school year:  


  • Michael Ball – Manager of Finance, NPSC 

  • Derek Belanger – Secondary School Principal, St. Joseph-Scollard Hall 

  • Lynne Bernardi – System Special Assignment Teacher for the Visually Impaired & Elementary Core English Teacher, St. Francis  

  • Suzanne Charette – System Music Teacher 

  • Sheila DinezzaSchool Secretary, Mother St. Bride  

  • Steven FournierCustodian, St. Theresa 

  • Mike King Secondary Teacher, St. Joseph-Scollard Hall 

  • Stacey Malette – Elementary School Principal, Our Lady of Sorrows  

  • Susan Marsh – Elementary Educational Assistant, St. Victor 

  • Bernie Moseley-Williams - Secondary Teacher, St. Joseph Adult Education Campus 

  • Rita Paquet – Elementary Educational Assistant, St. Hubert  

  • Suzanne PigeauIntermediate Teacher, Mother St. Bride 

  • Cheryl StewartLearning Assistance Center Teacher, St. Alexander 

  • Trish TessierManager of Student Support Services & Mental Health Lead, NPSC 

  • Kathi ZappalaSecondary Teacher and School Chaplain, St. Joseph-Scollard Hall

 DofE 2023 Class Photo

We will be recognizing all recipients throughout the month of May with presentations at their respective NPSC schools and sites.  


Please join us as we come together to celebrate these outstanding members of our NPSC community! 


Yours in Catholic Education, 


Paula Mann                       

Director of Education

Shawn Fitzsimmons
Board Chair

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