New Director of Education

Posted on Wednesday August 14, 2013

The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board is very happy to announce the appointment of its new Director of Education and Secretary Treasurer of the Board, Barbara McMorrow, effective August 26, 2013.

The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board encompasses a large and diverse geographic area and delivers quality Catholic education to more than 14,000 students in 31 elementary and 6 secondary schools. Our Board of Trustees looks forward to working with Ms. McMorrow who has an unwavering commitment to furthering the mission and ministry of Catholic education and an outstanding track record of building community to im­prove student learning.  

Ms. McMorrow is currently Superin­­­­ten­dent of 22 elementary and four secondary schools in the Toronto Catholic District School Board, having previously served in the unique role of Executive Cor­porate Secretary and Senior Board Liaison Officer to the Board.

Prior to becoming a Superintendent with Toronto Catholic District School Board, Ms. McMorrow, who was an outstanding secondary school Principal, was Director of Professional Learning for the Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario and served as Chair of the Institute for Education Leadership. Her leadership roles, both at the board and provincial levels, enable Ms. McMorrow to bring a wide breadth and depth of knowledge in cutting edge educational theory and practice and keen advocacy for excellence and equity to our Catholic education system.

Granville Anderson, Chair of the Board of Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board says “The Board is very pleased that Ms. McMorrow is dedicated to forging partnerships among parents, teachers, and community members in the interest of students as we continue to strive to achieve the full potential of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expec­tations and Catholic Social Teachings in our schools.”

"I am grateful to have this oppor­tunity to lead and serve the Peterborough Victoria Northum­ber­land and Clarington Catholic District School Board. I have long been aware of the important contribution that the Board has made to Catholic education in the province. I look forward to working with the trustees, staff, students, parents, parishes, and our many other community part­ners, so that together, we can continue to “Impart the Spirit”, said Ms. McMorrow, who begins her role as Director of Education.

On behalf of the Board and the community of the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board, Chairperson Anderson extends the appreciation of the Board for the excellent leadership that has been provided to the Board by outgoing Director Greg Reeves and wishes him all the best in his retirement.

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For further information, please contact  Nancy Sharpe, Manager of Communications and Freedom of Information/Protection of Privacy, at (705) 748-4861, Ext. 245, or by email at nsharpe@pvnccdsb.on.ca. Thank you.