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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
24/7 Emergency Telephone - (905) 522-6680
(not available during July and August; please use alternate fax number, 905 525-2914)

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

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

(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)

St. Helen Centre

785 Britannia Ave
Hamilton, ON, L8H 2B6

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P. Daly
Chairperson of the Board

Full Trustee Membership & Contact Information: ...

Public Meetings and Minutes: ...

Board Policies: ...
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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 and the administration of programs, and serves as Secretary to the Board. The Director oversees the Director’s Council which includes the Senior Superintendent of Business & Treasurer, Superintendents of Education, and Executive Officer of Human Resources. The council addresses all reports to the Board on instructional and administrative matters.

Detailed Department Information:

Media & 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 Media & 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
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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, Plant Operations, Purchasing, Community Use of Schools and Printing 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
Plant Operations, School Revenue, Capital
Community Use of Schools
Field Management Review Team
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

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
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

P. Ferrie, Senior Manager, Facility Management Services

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

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.

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Superintendent of Education

C. Ciapanna
Superintendent of Education
Religion & Family Life
Board Leadership Development Strategy
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2206

Family of Schools

Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School

St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

Catholic Elementary Schools
Our Lady of the Assumption
St. James the Apostle
St. John the Baptist
St. Matthew
St. Mark
St. Paul
Annunciation of Our Lord
Regina Mundi
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Therese of Lisieux
St. Teresa of Avila

Administrative Responsibilities:

Principal/Teacher Performance Appraisal (PPA)
New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP)
Principal/VP/Leadership Mentorship
Joint Board Level Elementary Staffing Committee (OECTA)
Elementary Staffing
Catholic School Council
Uniform Policy
Joint Health & Safety Committee
Emergency Preparedness
Student/Staff Award Recognition
CYO Liaison/Elementary Athletics
Catholic Education Week
Culture of Life
Vocation Promotion
Religious Renewal/Retreats
Equity and Inclusive Education
Chaplains/Faith Animators

Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC)

Pastoral Care Service Advisory Committee

Chair: Senior Administration Meeting

Leadership Group:
Elementary Principal Interns

P. Beaudette
(Program Leader Religion & Family Life)
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Superintendent of Education

I. Fortino
Superintendent of Education
Early Years Lead/Full Day Kindergarten
Learning Commons Services
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2204

Family of Schools

Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School

Catholic Elementary Schools
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Our Lady of Peace
St. Clare
St. Francis Xavier
St. Gabriel
St. Martin of Tours
St. Eugene
St. Joseph
Sts. Peter & Paul

Administrative Responsibilities:

Parenting & Family Literacy
Child Care/Best Start

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

Designated Early Childhood Educator (DECE) Staffing and Professional Development
NMC Building Liaison/Secretarial Pool
Spiritual/Social Network
French Immersion
Teacher Librarians
Library Services
eLearning/Blended Learning
Managing Information for Student Achievement (MISA)
Creating Pathways to Success (Elementary)
Student Portfolios (Grade 1-8)

Child Care Management Committee

Chair: General Principals’ Meeting

Leadership Group:
Secondary Leadership

P. Jeffrey
(Manager, Library Services)
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Superintendent of Education

S. Pizzuti
Superintendent of Education
Secondary Curriculum
Student Success/Learning To 18
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2146

Family of Schools

St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School

St. Charles Adult & Continuing Education

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

Administrative Responsibilities:

Curriculum Grade 9-12
Secondary Student Achievement Data
   *Report Card
   *Graduation Rate
Growing Success: Assessment/Evaluation (Secondary)
Joint Board Level Secondary Staffing Committee (OECTA)
Secondary School Staffing (FDK-12)
English as a Second Language
Field Management Review Team (FMRT)
Creating Pathways to Success (Secondary)
Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)
First Nation, Metis, Inuit
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
Co-Operative Education
Student Success School Support Initiative (SSSI)
Student Presidents’ Council

International Languages Advisory Committee

Chair: General Principals’ Meeting

Leadership Group:
Secondary Principals

J. Angiolillo
(Assistant Superintendent of Education – Student Success Lead)

Assistant Senior Administration Meeting

Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL)

Leadership Group:
Secondary Vice-Principals
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Superintendent of Education

M. Hucal
Superintendent of Education
Elementary Curriculum
Catholic School Effectiveness
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2140

Family of Schools

Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School

St. Mary Catholic Secondary School

Catholic Elementary Schools
Corpus Christi
Holy Name of Mary
Immaculate Conception
St. Ann, Ancaster
St. Joachim
Canadian Martyrs
Guardian Angels
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
St. Augustine
St. Bernadette
St. Thomas the Apostle

Administrative Responsibilities:

Curriculum Grade 1-8
Secondary Athletics
Catholic Coaching Program
Reading Recovery Teachers
Elementary Student Achievement Data
   *Report Card
Growing Success: Assessment/Evaluation (Elementary)
Mathematics Coaches
Catholic School Student Achievement Visits
Leading Student Achievement (LSA)
Arts Integration Teachers (AIT)
Technology and Learning Funding/Computers in Education
Privacy Information Management (PIM)
Swim to Survive
Outdoor Education
Science Engineering Fair/Robotics

Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Athletic Association Review Committee

Chair: Family of Schools Meetings

Leadership Group:
Elementary Principals

G. Tabone
(Assistant Superintendent of Education – CSEF Lead)

Leadership Group:
Elementary Vice- Principals
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Superintendent of Education

T. Kovach
Superintendent of Education
Special Education
Equal Opportunities
(905) 525-2930, ext. 2153

Family of Schools

Cathedral High School

Catholic Elementary Schools
Holy Name of Jesus
St. Agnes
St. Ann, Hamilton
St. Brigid
St. David
St. Lawrence
St. Luke
St. Michael
St. Patrick

Administrative Responsibilities:

Special Education
Educational Assistants
Social Work Department
   *Compassion Care/Crisis Response
Safe Schools
   *Police Services
Speech Language Pathologist Department
Student Mental Health Lead: Mental Health Strategy
Chief Psychologist
Equal Opportunities Project Support
Tutoring Programs
Focus on Youth
Support Social Work, Speech Language, Special Education Central Staff
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
Research Protocol

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

Equal Opportunity Committee

Religion & Family Life/Instructional Services Committee

Leadership Group:
Special Education Resource Teachers (SERT)

S. Scime
Assistant Superintendent of Education
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Assistant Superintendent of Education

G. Tabone
Assistant Superintendent of Education

Administrative Responsibilities:

Development and Implementation of Multi-Year Strategic Plan and Board Improvement Plan (BIPSA)
Assessment, Evaluation, Reporting - Growing Success
Catholic School Effectiveness Lead
Leading Student Achievement (LSA) Projects
ICT Academic Council
Arts Programs/Arts Integration Teachers (AIT)
   * Artist in the Classroom Program
Privacy Information Management (PIM)
Student Achievement Data:
   * Report Card Data
   * EQAO – Data
   * Graduation Rates
ONSIS – Student Information System
Department Heads’ Councils
   * Business/Computers
Outdoor Education
Science Engineering Fair/Robotics
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Assistant Superintendent of Education

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

Administrative Responsibilities:

Development and Implementation of Multi-Year Strategic Plan and Board Improvement Plan (BIPSA)
Student Success/Learning to 18
Student Success School Support Initiative (Cathedral/St. Jean de Brebeuf)
French as a Second Language Grade 4-12
English as a Second Language K-12
First Nation, Metis, Inuit
Student President’s Council
Leadership Group: Secondary V.P’s
Department Heads’ Councils - Technological Education
Creating Pathways

Secretary to Trustee Committee

- Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL)
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Assistant Superintendent of Education

S. Scime
Assistant Superintendent of Education

Administrative Responsibilities:

- Development and Implementation of Multi-Year Strategic Plan and Board Improvement Plan (BIPSA)

Special Education
Student Mental Health and Well-Being
Equal Opportunities Project Support
Tutoring Programs
Focus on Youth
Support Social Work, Speech Language, Special Education Central Staff
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
Public Health
Physical Literacy

Leadership Group
Elementary Assistants to the Principal

Secretary to Trustee Committee
Promotions & Communications
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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.

A. Romano
(Senior Manager of Human Resources Labour/Employee Relations)

Administrative Responsibilities

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

-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

-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
-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
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V. Ramelli
Manager of Planning, Transportation and Statistics

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."
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Child Care

D. Myers
Executive Director, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Child Care Centres Inc.
(905) 525-2930, ext. 1717
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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: ...
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St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education

M. Silvestro,
Principal, Continuing Education

T. Toth,
Vice-Principal, Continuing Education

For more information, please visit:
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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 Media & Communications Officer, who will co-ordinate release of information through the appropriate spokesperson.