New Principal Announced for Local French School

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École élémentaire catholique Mgr-Rémi-Gaulin

The Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) has announced Monia Lalande will be the new principal of École élémentaire catholique Mgr-Rémi-Gaulin beginning August 21, 2017.

Ms. Lalande has formerly served as a teacher and principal at a Francophone school board elsewhere in the province as well as an education officer with the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).

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“I am confident that with the varied experience she has acquired in the education field in recent years, she will guide her team toward its objectives and above all guide each student to reach their full potential,” said director of education, Réjean Sirois, in a release. “I also wish to thank Mélissa Villella for her achievements as principal of the school and wish her great success in her future endeavours.”

École élémentaire catholique Mgr-Rémi-Gaulin is located at 51 Virginia Street in Kingston. The Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est is Ontario’s largest French language school board.

A leader recognized for transforming the learning experience, for the excellence and caring of its Catholic schools, and for its synergy with the community, the CECCE, which has more than 22,600 students attending its 42 elementary schools and 12 high schools, as well as its school for adults, is the largest Canadian network of French-language schools outside Quebec. CECCE students achieve the highest results in the province, and the graduation rate is 96%.