New Chair and Vice-Chair Elected at Catholic Board

New Chair and Vice-Chair Elected at Catholic Board
Posted on 12/08/2016
December 8, 2016 - BARRIE, ON: At the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board's initial board meeting on Wednesday, December 7th, trustees elected Carol Corriveau-Truchon as Chair of the Board and Maria Hardie as Vice-Chair.

Carol Corriveau-Truchon represents Huntsville, Muskoka Lakes, Lake of Bays, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Georgian Bay and Parry Sound. Carol was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010 and most recently served as Vice-Chair. Carol lives in Bracebridge with her husband Gilles. She has four children who all graduated from St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School in Bracebridge.

“I am deeply humbled and honoured to be elected as Chair of the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board - I have learned a lot from Maria Hardie and I have enjoyed learning from her. I hope that I can grow into this new role with the same grace and strength that she has shown over the past three years,” said Carol Corriveau-Truchon. "We will face some challenges this year, especially with the respect to some of the necessary budget decisions we have made, but we will continue to celebrate God’s family and be guided by our mission and vision statements."

Maria Hardie represents wards 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Barrie and has been a trustee with the board since 2010. Maria just completed her third term as Chair. She lives in Barrie with her husband Michael. Their two children are graduates of the Catholic system. Prior to her election as trustee, Maria was a school secretary with the Board for 22 years before retiring from St. Nicholas Catholic School in Barrie.

“I thank my fellow trustees for their vote of confidence in me to act as Vice-Chair for the next year," said Maria Hardie. "I look forward to working closely with our new Chair and with all the trustees to champion Catholic education and at the same time contribute to improving learning opportunities for the students of the SMCDSB."