Four school principals from the Conseil scolaire catholique de Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) were recently recognized by the Association des directions et des directions adjointes des écoles franco-ontariennes (ADFO). All four received awards at the ADFO’s annual conference on October 18th in Toronto.
Yves Laliberté, Principal at École secondaire catholique Champlain (Chelmsford), and Paul Henry, Principal at École secondaire du Sacré-Cœur (Sudbury) and Carrefour Options+, both received the first-ever ADFO Leadership Award. The award recognizes principals for their exceptional leadership contributions to their communities.
Under Mr. Laliberté, ÉSC Champlain received the 2018 Premier’s Award for Safe and Accepting Schools and was also designated a Microsoft Showcase School. In December 2017, his extraordinary leadership also earned him a Canada 150 pin for his contributions to youth leadership.
Mr. Henry, a retired Canadian Armed Forces Major, has earned numerous prizes and prestigious distinctions over his distinguished career. He has also been honoured on several occasions for his involvement with Canadian Blood Services and St. John Ambulance.
Normand Roy, Principal at École St-Augustin (Garson), was presented the Prix de la présidence, an award that recognizes the exceptional local and/or provincial contributions of ADFO members. Mr. Roy is an active member of the Association des personnes à la direction du Nouvel-Ontario (ADPNO). He is also known as a great mentor for fellow principals and is always willing to defend their rights.
Finally, Luc Dalcourt, principal at École Notre-Dame (Hanmer), was honoured for 20 years of exceptional service as a school principal and member of the ADFO.
“We really are fortunate to have such a high-level team of school principals and vice principals,” said Mrs. Lyse-Anne Papineau, Director of Education at the CSCNO, in a press release. “It was a pleasure to witness the commitment and dedication of our principals recognized at a provincial level. These individuals contribute immensely to the success and vitality of our Catholic schools.”