Dave Donato and Tony Quigley

Dave Donato and Tony Quigley
Posted on 02/26/2020

Every week we celebrate SMCDSB staff members who have been recognized by a parent, student or colleague.

This week we are celebrating Dave Donato and Tony Quigley.

Dave is a teacher at St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Barrie. He was nominated by a parent, who said:


“There are so many reasons to recognize Mr. D. He is a talented, gifted, anddave donato dedicated math teacher. Last year, our Grade 11 son was told to maybe give up on math. We wanted to believe that with the right support, Clayton could achieve success and apply for the college program he is interested in, after next year.

Right from the beginning of the semester, Mr. D. has been dedicated to helping Clayton achieve success. Mr. D. is caring and goes above and beyond to help our son Clayton succeed. Mr. D. encourages him and is helping Clayton work on his confidence and mindset about math which is extremely important. Mr. D. is spending extra time to help Clayton! Mr. D truly is one of those teachers that exemplify excellence! Right from the start, Mr. D. was communicating with me, to help keep Clay on track. His Google Classroom platform is extremely helpful for a student who has memory issues.

Mr. D believes in our son and this is honestly one of the most important things for a parent. Mr. D. deserves to be recognized and thanked for his teaching excellence, dedication, hard work, and kindness toward his students. We are truly blessed to have such a talented teacher in our lives. We can't thank him enough! Please recognize him on behalf of our family! St. Joe's truly has such dedicated and caring teachers!”

tony quigleyTony is an ICT Technician at the Catholic Education Centre in Barrie. He was nominated by a colleague, who said:

“He is the technological glue that binds our board together. During the 18 years I have known him, he has always graciously dropped his hat, without a second’s notice, to help thousands of our staff and students. He is a sound and indelible necessity to the very fibre of our daily practice, and he deserves our most profound reverence, respect, and gratitude. If not for him, we would all be left in the proverbial ‘dark.’ Thank you, Quigs.”


We would like to thank Dave and Tony for their commitment to Catholic education at our board.

If you would like to recognize the efforts of a SMCDSB staff member, please take a moment to fill out our Celebrating Staff Form.