Wellington Catholic District School Board
Township of Wellington North, Minto, Township of Mapleton, Township of Centre Wellington WardsNumber of Available Seats: 1
GuelphNumber of Available Seats: 4
Vikki DUPUISElectedAbout Me:
I am the current vice chairperson of the Wellington Catholic District School Board, and in my 24th year as a trustee with this board. I am a graduate of the Wellington Catholic board, as are my four children, …and my four granddaughters are currently in the Catholic system. I am running to serve again, because I have a passion for enriching the lives of children and for Catholic education. As a longstanding member of our Special Education Advisory Committee and the Supervised Alternative Learning Committee, I am committed to student success for all learners and recognize that—while not everyone learns the same way—everyone can achieve. I would be honoured to continue to contribute to the great work of this board. More
Marino GAZZOLAElectedAbout Me:
IN ORDER TO SUCCEED YOUR DESIRE FOR SUCCESS MUST BE GREATER THAN YOUR FEAR OF FAILURE
WHY I AM STANDING FOR RE-ELCTION
- IT IS MY VIEW THAT WE ARE ELECTED AS CATHOLIC …SCHOOL TRUSTEES NOT TRUSTEES WHO HAPPEN TO BE CATHOLIC. I BELIEVE IN OUR SYSTEM. I AM A PRODUCT OF OUR SYSTEM. I HAVE ALWAYS AND WILL TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR A FULLY FUNDED CATHOLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IN ONTARIO. IT IS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT BUT MORE THAN THAT IT IS VIABLE, STRONG AND EFFICIENT SYSTEM.
-WELLINGTON CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE SINCE 1990
-CURRENT CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND HAS CHAIRED ALL BOARD COMMITTEES
-BOARD MEMBER OF CANADIAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS TRUSTEES ASSOCIATION SINCE 2010 AND CURRENT NATIONAL PRESIDENT
- BOARD MEMBER OF ONTARIO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS TRUSTEES ASSOCIATION SINCE 2007 AND PRESIDENT FROM 2012 TO 2014.
-MY STRENGTHS ARE IN TEAM BUILDING, LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATIONS. I AM ONE TRUSTEE ON A BOARD OF SIX TRUSTEES. WE WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THE BEST POSSIBLE DECISIONS TO ENSURE THAT THE STUDENTS OF WELLINGTON CATHOLIC HAVE THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES NEEDED TO OBTAIN AN EXCELLENT CATHOLIC EDUCATION
- I UNDERSTAND THE EDUCATION FINANCES AND I WORK HARD WITH OUR BOARD AND ADMINISTRATION TO ENSURE WE ARE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE. I AM NOT AFRAID TO MAKE DIFFICULT DECISIONS, BUT I ALSO BELIEVE WE NEED TO WORK CO-OPERATIVELY WITH ADMINISTRATION IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE BEST RESULTS
-THE ONTARIO EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IS CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD. ONE OF THE REASONS FOR THAT IS THE CURRENT MAKE UP OF FOUR PUBLICLY FUNDED SYSTEMS. THERE IS NO REASON TO DISMANTLE THAT. CATHOLIC SCHOOLS HAVE GRADUATED DISCERNING, PARTICPATING AND CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS TO OUR SOCIETY AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO.
-MARRIED TO MY WIFE LAURIE. WE HAVE SIX CHILDREN, FOUR GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE MORE ON THE WAY. OUR OLDEST GRANDCHILD IS ENTERING YEAR TWO OF THE FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM AT ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOAL CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. TWO MORE GRANDCHILDREN WILL BE ENTERING JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN NEXT YEAR IN THE CATHOLIC SYSTEM. More