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Department Organizational Chart

Catholic Learning Services functions as one department, with responsibility for progress on our two Strategic Priorities:

  • Living our Faith
  • Promoting Educational Achievement and Innovation.   

The board’s three Superintendents of Education co-chair this department, which encompasses all elementary and secondary schools, K-12 programming, student achievement and wellbeing, parent engagement, student and adult faith development.   Although one department, there are clearly-distinguished responsibilities and supervision lines.

The chart outlines the core responsibilities of the supervisory officers of the department.  This is not an all-inclusive, permanent list:  changes and additional responsibilities will emerge in response to evolving needs in St. Clair and in the province.  The collaborative and responsive flexibility of this department’s leadership model enables and strengthens our ability to respond to our students’ learning, well-being, and faith-development.  Specific supervision of staff is found on the department’s Organizational Chart. 

Deb Crawford
Superintendent of Education
Scott Johnson
Superintendent of Education
Laura Callaghan
Superintendent of Education
  • Co-chair of K-12 Catholic Learning Services department;
  • Co-chair of Catholic Leaders’ meetings,
  • Chatham-Kent elementary schools (except Wallaceburg), including monitoring and support of improved student achievement;
  • Special Education and SEAC;
  • Students’ Mental Health;
  • Safe and Inclusive Schools;
  • Lead: Chatham elementary Pupil Accommodation Review;
  • Accessibility (students);
  • OECTA Occasional Joint Liaison and negotiations.
  • Co-chair of K-12 Catholic Learning Services department;
  • Co-chair of Catholic Leaders’ meetings;
  • Secondary schools, including monitoring and support of improved student achievement;
  • Student Success, Secondary Curriculum and program;
  • School-level leadership development, including support for emerging and new leaders;
  • Principal Performance Appraisal;
  • K-12 Catholic Enrolment and retention, including Muskoka Woods;
  • Secondary Chaplaincy leaders;
  • Secondary Pathways-development, with emphasis on school-to-work and community partnerships;
  • E-Learning, Alt. Ed., School within a College;
  • Co-Lead 21st Century Learning;
  • OECTA Secondary Joint Liaison and negotiations.
  • School Year Calendar;
  • MISA;
  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit education.
  • Co-chair of K-12 Catholic Learning Services department;
  • Co-chair of Catholic Leaders’ meetings;
  • Elementary schools in Lambton, Port Lambton and Wallaceburg, including monitoring and support of improved student achievement;
  • Elementary program and curriculum, including SEL lead;
  • French and French Immersion;
  • Early Learning;
  • System Chaplaincy leader and CFAC;
  • NTIP and Teacher Performance Appraisal;
  • Science Partnership;
  • Sports Council;
  • C0-Lead: 21st Century Learning;
  • OECTA Elementary Joint Liaison and negotiations.
  • Parent Engagement, including Board Advisory Council;
  • Library Technicians
  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit education.

This project will explore the effective use of technology to enhance documentation of learning in early primary grades. It will also explore how technology can be used to build capacity in early primary educators in regards to assessment.  

Using technology, the teaching teams will document student thinking and learning.  Educators participating in the project will collaborate at the classroom, school and system level to discuss findings and develop best practices as we explore the use of technology in documenting student thinking and learning. Documentation will be also be shared with students, in a timely way, to facilitate student reflection on their learning.

The project will be implemented in 14 primary classrooms located in 6 of our catholic elementary schools. Technology will be used to document student learning and thinking to extend educators understanding of the purposes of documentation and to use it more effectively to notice and name the student learning in terms of:

  • supporting accountability
  • extending learning
  • building metacognitive skills (reflection)
  • making thinking and learning visible
  • show developmental progress 
  • drive future instruction

The schools participating in the project are St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School (Chatham), St. Agnes Catholic Elementary School, St. Vincent Catholic Elementary School, St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School, Holy Family Catholic Elementary School and Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School.  Staff will be using Apple iPads and Apple iPods to create audio and video documentation of student thinking and learning.

This project aligns with the Ministry funded Student Work Study Teacher project, the K-2 Connections project conducted in partnership with our co-terminus board as well as the collaborative inquiry work the Board has already undertaken.

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