Recognizing Our Support Staff

Recognizing Our Support Staff
Posted on 05/04/2022

The theme for Catholic Education Week 2022, Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together, reminds us that publicly funded Catholic education is a call to service.  Regardless of our position or our responsibilities, it is a calling to bring the message of Jesus Christ into the lives of those who we are privileged to serve in the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board.

There will be many opportunities this year as we celebrate Catholic Education Week in person, as well as virtually, to recognize the many blessings that the gift of Catholic education affords each of us. During this week, it is fitting to express my thanks and gratitude to the people who work collaboratively and collectively to provide our staff and students with a strong, vibrant workplace and faith-based education in a safe and caring environment.

Each day this week, I am honoured to express my appreciation in the form of “thanks” to all those who play an integral role in the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board family.

Office and clerical staff are often the first face that our families, students and staff see and for the past two years the first voice they have heard. Your positivity, work ethic and optimism have fostered an environment that is welcoming to all.

Our educational assistants have demonstrated time and time again that they understand the uniqueness of every student. You have also displayed the highest degree of patience and understanding while overcoming the many obstacles that these challenging times have presented throughout this school year.

Designated Early Childhood Educators have assisted our youngest learners with their transition back to school through creative and engaging activities within the Kindergarten program. 

Custodians continue to dedicate their days to ensuring that stringent cleaning protocols are implemented with due diligence and care so that a safe and healthy space for all staff and students can be provided to work and learn.

God bless you for the work you do every day. May we always rejoice in recognizing the blessings in our lives with thanks to the Office and Clerical, EAs, DECEs and Custodians at SMCDSB. It is such an honour to be on this journey with each of you. Together, let us “rebuild the house of the Lord.” (Ez. 1:3)

 Yours in Faith,

Frances Bagley
Director of Education