Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
Barrie Wards 1-5Number of Available Seats: 1
Robert Matthew LECOLLIERAbout Me:
My name is Robert Matthew LeCollier and I was born and raised in Barrie attending both Pope John Paul
II and St. Peter’s. Upon completion of high school, I attended Georgian College for Business
Administration …Accounting where I met my wife, Jenny. We were married in 2009 and bought our house
in Ward 2 in 2010 where we still reside. Now, I am a father of 2 with my daughter Stella, 6, attending St.
Monica’s in grade 1 this fall and my son Alexander, 2, attending there in 2020. I am an active member of
St. Mary’s Parish and the Knights of Columbus 1626. More
Paul RASIULISAbout Me:
Hello, my name is Paul Rasiulis and I am running for Catholic School Trustee in Barrie for Wards 1 to 5. As a father of two daughters who completed their education through the Catholic school system and …with the full support of my wife who is a registered nurse, I will be a strong and experienced voice for parents and children in our school system.
I am a retired teacher with thirty-three years of both elementary and high school experience within the Catholic school system. My last twenty-seven years were with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. I currently work as a licensed financial consultant in Barrie and am the Central Ontario recruiter for the University of Guelph football program.
My educational background includes:
- Masters of Education Degree (University of Toronto)
- Principle’s Certification (York University)
- Bachelor of Education (University of Toronto)
- Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (University of Ottawa)
My extensive background in education allows me to be well-informed and to have a grass roots appreciation of educational issues. Some key issues that I feel need to be addressed are: a) the support of student’s mental health; b) the need for improvement for students with learning disabilities; and c) the distinctiveness of the Catholic school and community.
If elected, I intend to be easily accessible to my constituents and to respond to all inquiries in a timely manner. I have always valued hard work, honesty and dedication and feel that these qualities would make me a strong advocate for the community. I am very proud to have been a member of the SMCDSB and would value the opportunity to continue to be involved in the field of Catholic education. More
Barrie Wards 6-10Number of Available Seats: 1
Maria HARDIEAbout Me:
Trustees are elected by taxpayers to listen to the concerns and expectations of their constituents and to ensure their interests are heard at the board table. I have always worked diligently to be that …representative voice of the families and staff in my wards.
I am an advocate for academic excellence, lifelong learning and the personal growth of our students and staff. I have and will continue to encourage the home-school-church tradition, as I believe these three partners must work together to ensure our children are socialized into our Catholic faith.
Should I be re-elected, I promise to continue to advocate for safeguarding our constitutional right to maintain funding for Catholic schools for future generations. I promise also to continue to actively listen and hear the constituents of my wards and be their authentic representative at the SMCDSB table. More
Ward 2 Orillia, Ramara, Severn, Oro-MedonteNumber of Available Seats: 1
Francis B. SMITHAcclaimed
Ward 3 Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny, TayNumber of Available Seats: 1
Ward 4 Huntsville, Muskoka Lakes, Lake of Bays, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Georgian Bay, Parry SoundNumber of Available Seats: 1
Ward 5 New Tecumseth, Essa, Essa-CFB, Adjala-Tosorontio, Adjala-TosorontioNumber of Available Seats: 1
Ward 6 Bradford West Gwillimbury, InnisfilNumber of Available Seats: 1