Chair Acclaimed OCSTA President

Chair Bev Eckensweiler Acclaimed OCSTA President
Posted on 04/30/2018
BevThe Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that Bev Eckensweiler, Chair of the Board of Trustees, has been acclaimed as President of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA).

The OCSTA Board of Directors also includes 15 Regional
Directors elected by trustees in each membership region of the province.

A Commissioning and Blessing Ceremony took place during the OCSTA AGM in Toronto on Friday April 28.

“I am looking forward to my next two years. As I venture into this position, I would like to affirm that as Chair and Trustee of Bruce-Grey Catholic School Board, my priority is always with our students and our Board. I am hoping to bring back to our Board the many opportunities I will experience. "Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board" will definitely be heard all across the province as well as Queen's Park and beyond”, said Bev following the commissioning ceremony. “It is a great honour and privilege to be a Catholic School Trustee for Bruce and Grey and now President of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association!”

commissioning ceremonyBev will serve alongside newly elected Vice-President Michelle Griepsma, Chair of the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board.

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is the provincial voice for publicly funded Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents the interests of Catholic school boards that collectively educates approximately 550,000 in Ontario, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board has been blessed with Bev's leadership and now the province of Ontario will also be impacted by her commitment and passion for Catholic Education. Together, we look forward to the challenging work ahead.

BG representatives at ceremony
(pictured above: back row left to right – Director of Education Jamie
McKinnon, Student Trustee Dorian Charette, Trustee Robyn Garvey,
Trustee Lori Di Castri, Trustee Sam Finnie. Front Row left to right –
Student Trustee Lexi Rodgers, OCSTA President and Chair Bev