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Father Kyran Kennedy Catholic Education Centre

90 Mulberry Street
P.O. Box 2012
Hamilton ON L8N 3R9

T: (905) 525-2930
F: (905) 525-1724

(not available during July and August; please use alternate fax number, 905 525-2914)

24/7 Emergency Telephone - (905) 522-6680

Monday – Thursday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Affiliated Buildings:

Nicholas Mancini Centre

44 Hunt Street
Hamilton, ON L8R 3R1

(905) 525-2930, ext. 2800 (Reception)

Fax (905) 523-0454 (Student Services)
Fax (905) 523-0247 (Curriculum Services & Library)

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Pastoral Services

42 Pearl Street North
Hamilton, ON L8R 2Y7

(905) 528-9370

Thomas J. Mahony Building

57 Stuart Street
Hamilton, ON L8L 1B5

(905) 525-2930, ext. 2996 (Reception)

Fax 905 546-5770

St. Mary Catholic Education Resource Centre

209 Macnab St. North
Hamilton, ON, L8R 2M5

(905) 525-2930, ext. 4000 (HelpDesk)


P. Daly
Chairperson of the Board

Full Trustee Membership & Contact Information: ...

Public Meetings and Minutes: ...

Board Policies: ...

Director's Office

D. Hansen
Director of Education
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2181

The Director of Education is responsible for the implementation of the overall policies, goals and objectives developed by the Board of Trustees, directs the operation of the system, the administration of programs, and serves as Secretary to the Board. The Director oversees the Director’s Council which includes Superintendents of Education, the Superintendent of Finance/Treasurer, Administrator of Human Resources and Controller of Plant. The council addresses all reports to the Board on instructional and administrative matters.

Detailed Department Information:


M. Jadon
Media & Communications Officer
905-525-2930, ext. 2263

The Media & Communications Officer acts as media liaison for the Board/schools/personnel. All media and web inquiries should be directed to the Communications Officer, who will co-ordinate release of information through the appropriate spokesperson.

Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy

A. Paquette
Executive Assistant
905-525-2930, ext. 2298

In keeping with the Municipal Freedom and Protection of Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Office within the Board is responsible for fulfilling the following requirements:

- responding to requests for access to records
- protecting personal privacy;
- providing specific information to the Information and Privacy Commissioner;
- making information available to the public;
- records management;
- security and confidentiality of records.

The Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator's responsibilities include training staff, developing procedures for the administration of the Act, collecting the necessary information for the General Classes of Records and Personal Information Bank indexes, and making decisions on requests under the Act (on the delegated authority of the head of the institution).

Records Centre

T. Conry
905 525-2930, ext. 1772

The Records Centre is responsible for the collection, maintenance and storage of the Board’s inactive records, e.g. payroll, accounts, employee records, student records. Records that must be maintained for longer periods of time, such as student records and payroll records, are microfilmed. Former students of the Board can obtain school transcripts from the Records Centre.

High School Transcript Request information can be found at: ...

The Records Centre maintains some records as permanent archival and historical documents. It acts as a support and resource to School and Board secretaries in regard to filing systems. A central forms catalogue is maintained and requests are filled and forwarded to schools and offices.

Special Projects Coordinator

M. Barth
Special Projects Coordinator
905 525-2930, ext. 2186

Superintendents of Education

The Superintendents of Education, along with the Director of Education, Administrator of Human Resources, and Controller of Plant, form the Senior Administration of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. Superintendents of Education are responsible for a Family of Schools in addition to specific administrative responsibilities, academic accountability and elementary school liaison.


Superintendent of Education

C. Ciapanna
Superintendent of Education
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2206

Family of Schools


Holy Name of Jesus
St. Ann, Hamilton
St. Brigid
St. Eugene
St. Joseph
St. Lawrence
St. Patrick
Sts. Peter & Paul

Administrative Responsibilities:


Superintendent of Education

M. Cipolla
Superintendent of Education
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2141

Family of Schools

Bishop Tonnos

Corpus Christi
Holy Name of Mary
Immaculate Conception
St. Ann, Ancaster
St. Joachim
St. Teresa of Avila
St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Mary

Canadian Martyrs
Guardian Angels
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
St. Augustine
St. Bernadette
St. Thomas

Administrative Responsibilities:


Superintendent of Education

I. Fortino
Superintendent of Education
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2204

Family of Schools

St. Jean de Brebeuf

Blessed John Paul II
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Blessed Sacrament
Our Lady of Lourdes
Sacred Heart
St. Daniel
St. Margaret Mary
St. Marguerite d’Youville

St. Thomas More

Annunciation of Our Lord
Regina Mundi
St. Michael
St. Vincent de Paul

Administrative Responsibilities:


Superintendent of Education

G. Hubbard
Superintendent of Education
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2153

Family of Schools

Bishop Ryan

Our Lady of the Assumption
St. David
St. James the Apostle
St. John the Baptist
St. Luke
St. Matthew
St. Mark
St. Paul

Administrative Responsibilities:


Superintendent of Education

S. Pizzuti
Superintendent of Education
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2960

Family of Schools

Cardinal Newman

Immaculate Heart of Mary
Our Lady of Peace
St. Agnes
St. Clare of Assisi
St. Francis Xavier
St. Gabriel
St. Martin of Tours

Administrative Responsibilities:


Assistant Superintendent of Education

D. Leone
Assistant Superintendent of Education
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2835

Administrative Responsibilities:


Assistant Superintendent of Education

M. Hucal
Assistant Superintendent of Education
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2950

Administrative Responsibilities:


Assistant Superintendent of Education

T. Kovach
Assistant Superintendent of Education
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2830

Administrative Responsibilities:


Assistant Superintendent of Education

J. Angiolillo
Assistant Superintendent of Education
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2866

Administrative Responsibilities:



P. Pace-Gubekjian, CA
Senior Superintendent of Business & Treasurer
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2139

The finance department is responsible for Board-wide administration of financial resources and the provision of general insurance & risk management, budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, and internal and external audit. The finance department also oversees the Accounting, Planning, Transportation & Statistics, Payroll, and Purchasing departments.

Administrative Responsibilities

Budget Forecast/Management
Financial Reporting
Capital Financing
Cash Flow Management
Audits (Internal/External)
Corporate Cards
Transportation, Planning & Statistics
Accounting Department
Finance Department
Payroll Department
Purchasing Department
Printing Department
Transportation Consortium

Secretary to Trustee Committee(s)

Internal Audit Committee

Detailed Department Information:

Accounting Department

Responsible for the administration and processing of invoices and payment of internal and external vendors.

A. D’Souza, CGA, Accounting Supervisor, ext. 2165
M. Lahaie, Accounts Clerk, ext. 2313
C. Butler, Accounts Clerk, ext. 2311

Finance and Budget

Responsible for the operating and capital budgets of the Board which serve as the financial plan for the operation of the entire school system. Oversee the entire administration of financial resources of the Board.

N. DeGiuli, CA, Senior Manager of Finance, ext. 2124
J. Kirilo, CA, Manager of Budget & Accounting, ext. 2319
M. Dimbu, Financial Analyst, ext. 2129
R. Sciullo, Financial Analyst, ext. 2339
R. Wyszynski, CMA, Supervisor of Financial Reporting ext.2304

Planning, Assessment and Statistics

Responsible for the Board’s planning needs which include identification of capital requirements and future sites, planning and overseeing the accommodation review process, and preparing enrolment forecasts. Furthermore, the department is responsible for the maintenance of school support/electoral status of students in our system as well as on ratepayers that support Catholic Education, support for school admissions requirements, immigration issues, foreign student information and student data integrity.

V. Ramelli, Manager of Planning, Transportation, and Statistics, ext. 2155
N. Pereira, Planning Officer, ext.2188
T. Tame, Assessment Clerk, ext.2111


Responsible for the procurement of goods and services for the Board’s elementary and secondary schools, satellite offices and administration. The department ensures that procurement methods are in adherence with the Board’s purchasing policy including consideration of quality, cost effectiveness, and timeliness of delivery while keeping with the Board’s Mission & Vision with respect to labour practices used, environmental impact, service standards and energy efficiency. Manages the inventory, redeployment and disposal of all declared excess goods within the system in a manner respecting the environment.

J. Ward, Manager of Purchasing, ext. 2130
J. Pereira, Purchasing Analyst, ext. 2127
M. Pavao, Purchasing Clerk, ext. 2285
J. Spadafora, Purchasing Clerk, ext. 2131
C. Wolfe, Purchasing Clerk, ext. 2132

Plant Operations

- Capital construction
- School Renewal / School Conditions program
- Total Capital Planning System (T.C.P.S.)
- School Facilities Information System (SFIS)

- Custodial operations
- Custodial maintenance/trustees liaison
- Maintenance services

Energy and Eco Initiatives
- Wind Turbines
- Solar Energy
- Rainwater Harvesting

- Community use of schools
- AODA – Ontario Disability Act
- Delivery services
- Parks & Recreation Committee, City of Hamilton
- Parking lots

Bidding Process (Tenders, Quotation and Proposals) ...

Human Resources

J. LoPresti
Executive Officer of Human Resources
(905) 525-2930

The Human Resources Department is responsible for the recruitment and termination of all staff and employee relations including grievance, arbitration procedures and contract negotiations. The Department also deals with employee compensation, benefit policies, staff development (non-teaching) and student teacher placement.

Administrative Responsibilities

- Management – Reg. 274 – Fair Hiring Practices
- Recruitment
- Home instruction – teacher allocations
- Supply teacher allocation
- Student teacher & co-op support staff placement programs
- Joint Elementary Staffing Committee (OECTA)
- Joint Secondary Staffing Committee (OECTA)
- Professional Development for Clerical Staff

- Collective bargaining
- Job evaluation/pay equity programs
- Wage and salary compensation programs
- Workers Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
- Group health & welfare benefit programs

Health & Safety
- Joint Health & Safety Committee
- Emergency Preparedness
- Security
- AODA – Ontario Disability Act

- Respectful Workplace Policy
- Employee records
- Board/staff service recognition programs
- Workplace safety & insurance board
- Pay equity job evaluation
- Labour & employee relations – administrative applications & interpretation policy/procedure
- Professional development – support staff
- Performance appraisal & evaluation program – support staff
- Attendance support – Staff Wellness program


Oversees the processing of pays for active teaching, non-teaching and casual employees of the Board, including retroactive pay, timesheets and pay adjustments. Other responsibilities include: TPP, OMERS, Records of Employment, GPP and liaison with unions.

M. DiBenedetto, Supervisor of Payroll, ext. 2173
J. Dickson, Payroll Clerk, ext.2174
A. Engelhardt, Payroll Clerk, ext. 2256
C. Potts, Payroll Clerk, ext. 2314
P. Butts ext.2297



V. Ramelli
Manager of Planning, Transportation and Statistics

Richard Bagdonas
General Manager, HWSTS

"In May 2008 the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board and the Hamilton-Wentworth School Board partnered together and formed the Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services (HWSTS) Consortium. The mandate for the Consortium includes the provision of safe, effective and efficient transportation services for students for both Partner Boards.

In the event that you require assistance from the Consortium staff during the start up phase, all you need to do is call the contact centre 1-800-691-6402 and provide them with the details pertaining to your inquiry. All telephone calls to the Board office will be re-directed through the contact centre during the start up phase. IF THE NATURE OF YOUR CALL IS AN EMERGENCY SAFETY ISSUE, PLEASE NOTIFY THE TELEPHONE OPERATOR OF THAT IMMEDIATELY."

Child Care

D. Myers
Executive Director, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Child Care Centres Inc.
(905) 525-2930, ext. 1717

Athletics / Hamilton-Wentworth Athletic Association - HWCAA

J. Condello
Athletic Convenor
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2875

For Elementary Athletics, please visit:

HWCAA is an association committed to providing school sport to all our student athletes as a contribution to life-long learning and positive healthy lifestyle. We are dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the educational value of school sport. Our department provides up to date Sport Schedules, Weekly Standings and Games Results for all our sports.

In addition, any information related to GHAC or OFSAA games and tournaments will be posted on our web site at: ...

St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education

H. Mayers,
Principal, Continuing Education

M. Silvestro,
Vice-Principal, Continuing Education

For more information, please visit:

Corporate Communications

M. Jadon
Media & Communications Officer
905-525-2930, ext. 2263

The Media & Communications Officer acts as media liaison for the Board/schools/personnel. All media and web inquiries should be directed to the Communications Officer, who will co-ordinate release of information through the appropriate spokesperson.