Your Trustees

Our Board, like every school board in Ontario, is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Trustees are elected by separate school taxpayers every four years during municipal elections and are directly accountable to the community. The current seven Trustees will serve from December 1, 2014, to November 30, 2018.


From left to right: David Bernier, Linda Ainsworth, Michelle Griepsma, Christine Dunn, Ruth Ciraulo, Helen McCarthy, Daniel Demers 


Contact Information

Michelle Griepsma
Board Chairperson

Trustee - City of Kawartha Lakes
1355 Lansdowne Street W.
Peterborough, ON, K9J 7M3
Home: (705) 928-4474

David Bernier
Board Vice-Chairperson

Trustee - Northumberland County
4585 Masey Road
Port Hope, ON, L1A 3V5
Home: (905) 753-8446

Christine Dunn

Trustee - City of Peterborough
484 Weller Street, Apt. #6
Peterborough, ON, K9H 2N6
Home: (705) 559-4231

Helen McCarthy

Trustee - City of Peterborough
Home: (705) 748-3680

Daniel Demers

Trustee - Peterborough County
4201 R.R. #3
222 Sharpe Line
Cavan, ON L0A 1C0
Home: (705) 277-1946

 Ruth Ciraulo

Trustee - Municipality of Clarington
1355 Lansdowne Street West
Peterborough, ON, K9J 7M3
Home: (705) 201-3256

Linda Ainsworth

Trustee - Municipality of Clarington
38 Willey Drive
Bowmanville, ON, L1C 4Z6
Home: (905) 419-1509

Meet Your Trustees

Read the Board Trustee Code of Conduct
Read the Code of Ethics for Catholic School Trustees

View a listing of Trustee Expenses:


A Trustee will:
  • Govern and set policy for the Board
  • Govern the provision of curriculum, facilities, human, and financial resources for the Board
  • Advocate for their communities and explain the policies and decisions of the Board to residents


To qualify as an elected Trustee, a person must be, on voting day:
  • A Canadian citizen
  • 18 years of age or older
  • A resident within the area of jurisdiction of the Board
  • A Separate school elector

Student Trustee

Students are represented on the Board through the appointment of one student Trustee who is selected by the Board-wide Student Council Liaison Committee. The student Trustee participates in discussions and debates during public meetings.

The student Trustee is a representative to, but not a member of the Board. Only the votes of elected Trustees are counted when Board decisions are made.

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