Senior Team

Corporate Services

Paola Pace-Gubekjian PortraitP. Pace-Gubekjian, CPA CA
Associate Director of Corporate Services
905-525-2930, ext. 2139
[email protected]

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Budget & Accounting
  • Central Printing
  • Community Use of Schools
  • Facilities (Operations, Maintenance, Capital)
  • Finance
  • General Risk and Insurance Provision
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Planning & Accommodation
  • Procurement/Purchasing
  • Real Estate, Community Partnerships & Transportation

Board Committees


  • Accounting Department
  • Central Printing
  • Facility Services
  • Finance and Budget
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Planning, Accommodation and Assessment
  • Purchasing
  • Real Estate, Community Partnerships and Transportation

Bidding Process (Tenders, Quotation and Proposals)

Angelo Romano portraitHuman Resources

A. Romano
Superintendent of Human Resources
905-525-2930, ext. 2254
[email protected]

Administrative Responsibilities
Human Resources

Program Areas

  • Teaching Administration
  • Payroll Administration
  • Employee/Labour Relations
  • Respectful Workplace
  • Absence Management
  • Attendance Support
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Leadership Development/Succession Planning
  • New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP)
  • Performance Appraisal – Teaching and Non-teaching
  • Staff Demographic Survey
  • Wellness Rooted in Faith
  • OECTA Elementary Liaison
  • Non-teaching Administration
  • Health and Safety
  • Health/Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Staff
  • Arbitration/Grievance Administration
  • Disability Management (DM)
  • Group Employee Benefits Programs
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Leaves/Hiring
  • Professional Development – Non-teaching
  • Pension Administration
  • Staffing – All Groups
  • CUPE Labour Management
  • OECTA Secondary Liaison

Board Committees

Permanent Committee
Pastoral Care Services Advisory Committee

Superintendents of Education

The Superintendents of Education and Assistant Superintendent of Education, along with the Director of Education, Associate Director of Corporate Services, and Superintendent of Human Resources and Controller of Business Services, 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.

162 D01 Senior Administrative Responsibilities

Superintendent of Education

Morris Hucal portraitM. Hucal
Superintendent of Education
Catholic School Effectiveness (K–Grade 12)
905-525-2930, ext. 2141
[email protected]

Family of Schools

Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School

Catholic Elementary Schools
Our Lady of the Assumption
Our Lady of Hope
St. Eugene
St. James the Apostle
St. John the Baptist
St. Mark
St. Matthew
St. Paul

Administrative Responsibilities
Catholic School Effectiveness (Kindergarten-Grade 12)
Student Achievement & Learning Renewal

Program Areas

  • Curriculum K-Grade 12
  • Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECE)
  • Experiential Learning (K-Grade 12)
  • French – Core/Immersion
  • Health Education and Physical Literacy
  • JBLSC (Elementary) – Member
  • Kindergarten Program
  • LRT/Reading Recovery
  • Math Special Assignment Teachers (MSAT)
  • Robotics

Board Committees

Standing Committee
Student Achievement and Well-Being Committee

Superintendent of Education

Toni Kovach portraitT. Kovach
Superintendent of Education
Mental Health, Well-Being & Engagement
905-525-2930, et. 2205
[email protected]

Family of Schools

Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School

St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

Catholic Elementary Schools
Corpus Christi
Holy Name of Mary
Immaculate Conception
St. Ann (Ancaster)
St. Joachim
St. Teresa of Avila
St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Annunciation of Our Lord
Regina Mundi
St. Vincent de Paul
Sts. Peter and Paul

Administrative Responsibilities
Mental Health, Well-Being & Engagement

Program Areas

  • Anti-bullying Committee
  • Anti-sex Trafficking Protocols
  • Attendance Support – Students
  • Bursaries & Awards Recognition
  • CCAS Liaison
  • Child Care & Early ON Child and Family Centres
  • Child & Youth Workers
  • Compassionate Care Crisis Response Team
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusive Education – Students
  • Family of Schools Meeting (Coordinator)
  • Focus on Youth
  • Hamilton Police Service Liaison
  • Home Instruction/Home Schooling
  • Mail Distribution Approval
  • Mental Health & Well-Being (Students)
  • Research Advisory
  • Roots of Empathy
  • Safe Schools/Code of Conduct
  • School Climate Survey
  • Section 23 Programs
  • Social Work
  • Student Demographic Study
  • Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL)
  • Suspension/Expulsion Programs (PASS/SOAR)
  • Uniform Policy
  • Week of the Child

Board Committees

Permanent Committee

Anti-Racism Committee

Statutory Committee
Supervised Alternative Learning

Superintendent of Education

Dean DiFrancescoD. DiFrancesco
Superintendent of Education
Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
905-525-2930, ext. 2147
[email protected]

Family of Schools

St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School

St. Charles Adult & Continuing Education

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

Administrative Responsibilities
Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century

Program Areas

  • Adult & Continuing Education
  • Athletics – Elementary/Secondary
  • Board Improvement, Faith Formation & Equity Plan – SO Lead
  • Cooperative Education
  • Dual Credit/School College Work Initiative
  • eLearning
  • General Principals’ Meeting (Chair)
  • Graduation Rate
  • Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Athletic Association (HWCAA)
  • Industry in Education Council (IEC)
  • International Languages
  • JBLSC (Secondary) – Member
  • Library & Media Services (including Copyright)
  • MISA
  • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
  • Privacy Information Management (PIM)
  • School Year Calendar
  • Secondary Principal Meeting
  • Specialist High Skills Major Program (SHSM)
  • Student Success/Learning to 18
  • Technology in Education

Board Committees

Permanent Committee
International Language Elementary Program Committee

Superintendent of Education

Julie Angiolillo portraitJ. Angiolillo
Superintendent of Education
Faith Formation, Religious Education & Indigenous Education
905-525-2930, ext. 2145
[email protected]

Family of Schools

Cathedral High School

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

Administrative Responsibilities
Faith Formation, Religious Education & Indigenous Education

Program Areas

  • Adult Faith Formation
  • Alternative Education – Wilma’s Place
  • Catholic Coaching Program
  • Catholic Curriculum Corporation
  • Catholic Education Week
  • Catholic School Councils
  • Chaplaincy Leaders
  • Charity (Fundraising)
  • Christian Service Animators
  • Closing the Gap/Tutoring
  • Culture of Life
  • ECO Schools
  • Equal Opportunities Project
  • Indigenous Education
  • OECTA/OCSTA Additional Qualification Courses
  • Parent Conference
  • Pilgrimage
  • Presidents’ Council Liaison
  • Religious Education & Family Life Programs
  • Religious Renewal
  • Retreats
  • SERE Committee
  • Spiritual/Social Network
  • Vocation Promotion
  • Wellness Rooted in Faith

Board Committees

Standing Committee

Religion, Family Life & Faith Formation Committee

Permanent Committee
Catholicity and Communications Committee
Equal Opportunities Committee
Indigenous Education Committee

Statutory Committee
Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC)

Superintendent of Education

Tracey Ferrie portraitT. Ferrie
Superintendent of Education
Special Education
905-525-2930, ext. 2203
[email protected]

Family of Schools

St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School

St. Mary Catholic Secondary School

Catholic Elementary Schools
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Our Lady of Peace
St. Clare of Assisi
St. Francis Xavier
St. Gabriel
St. Martin of Tours
Canadian Martyrs
Guardian Angels
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
St. Augustine
St. Bernadette
St. Joseph
St. Thomas the Apostle

Administrative Responsibilities
Special Education

Program Areas

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)/BCBA
  • Accountability and Efficiency Audit – Each Belongs Renewal
  • Special Education Services
  • CUPE Labour Management – Member
  • Educational Assistants
  • Identification, Placement & Review Committee (IPRC)
  • Psychological Services
  • Special Education Resource Teachers
  • Special Needs Lunchroom Supervision
  • Special Needs Transportation
  • Speech Language Department

Board Committees

Statutory Committee
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

Assistant Superintendent of Education

Sandra Scime portraitS. Scime
Assistant Superintendent of Education
Curriculum Services (Kindergarten – Grade 12)
905-525-2930, ext. 2843
[email protected]

Administrative Responsibilities
Curriculum Services (Kindergarten – Grade 12)

Program Areas
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA)
Arts Around/Arts Integrated Teachers
English as a Second Language (Elementary/Secondary)
Growing Success (Assessment, Evaluation & Reporting) – Lead
NMC Clerical Pool
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)
Outdoor Education
Primary Program Teachers (PPT)
Professional Activity Days Coordination
Public Health Liaison
Science Curriculum
Science and Engineering Fair/BASEF
Summer Programming – Non-Credit (Coordination)