PVNC mourns loss of retired Board psychologist Dr. George Dimitroff

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April 13, 2020

The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board is mourning the loss of retired Board Psychologist Dr. George Dimitroff, who died Easter Sunday due to complications from COVID-19.

Dr. Dimitroff served as Board Psychologist for 27 years, the first person to serve that role at a system level. He was highly regarded in his field and dedicated his career to supporting the mental health and well-being of staff, students and school communities.

“In his position, George Dimitroff was called upon to bring a sense of calm and understanding as he helped the Board and schools navigate challenging times throughout his distinguished career at the Board,” Director of Education Michael Nasello said.

“He will be dearly missed by former colleagues and many in our board community. The Board offers its prayers to Dr. Dimitroff’s family. We join our prayers for the repose of his soul and for comfort and condolences to his entire family.”

Superintendent Joan Carragher said Dr. Dimitroff, who retired in August 2012, always brought a strong sense of care and compassion to his work.

“One of the last duties George performed before he retired was supporting a school community through the tragic loss of one of their very young students. George went to the school every day to ensure the students and staff had the support they needed to manage this profound loss. We relied on George’s professionalism, knowledge and skills to support many students and staff over his 27 years with our board,” Carragher said.