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Brennan Trainor selected Principal of St. Joseph’s Catholic High School

The Renfrew County Catholic District School Board is happy to announce the re-assignment of Brennan Trainor as the Principal of St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Renfrew beginning in September 2011.

He replaces Mark Searson who has been re-deployed as principal at Bishop Smith Catholic High School in Pembroke.

Trainor, who has been vice-principal at St. Joe’s from February 2008 to the present, was also vice-principal at Bishop Smith Catholic High School in Pembroke from 2001 to 2008, and has served terms as acting principal at both Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School and St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in the past.

“Brennan Trainor exemplifies leadership,” comments Renfrew County Catholic District School Board Chair Bob Schreader. “Throughout his career, he has brought our board’s vision statement to life, sustaining ‘safe school environments characterized by warmth, hospitality, good humour and joy’.”

Trainor’s career in Catholic education began with the RCCDSB in 1998 after receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University in 1994, and completing the Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program at D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY, in 1995. Mr. Trainor also holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Ottawa.

“Brennan offers a wide range of experience, enthusiasm and passion for Catholic education, which he will convey to staff and students,” notes Anne Smith, local trustee.

“I am pleased to have this opportunity and absolutely look forward to ensuring the continued growth and achievement of our students in a faith-based environment at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School,” Trainor says.

Trainor is a religious education specialist, a member and Eucharistic Minister at St. Michael’s Parish in Douglas and a member of the advisory board of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital’s Addiction Treatment Services. Over the years, he has been involved in mentoring programs, research projects and numerous committees at RCCDSB, Eastern Ontario Catholic Curriculum Cooperative and Ministry of Education levels.

Mr. Trainor lives in Douglas with his wife Anne and his three lovely daughters.

For further information, please contact:
Michele Arbour, Director of Education
Renfrew County Catholic District School Board
499 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, ON K8A 5P1
Phone: 613-735-1031 or 1-800-267-019l