The Renfrew County Catholic District School Board has announced the redeployment of two staff members to fill vacant vice principal positions.
As of January 4, 2016, Karen Keels will be the vice principal at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School in Petawawa, replacing Scott Nichol who was recently redeployed as principal at St. Andrew’s Catholic School in Killaloe.
Keels began her career with the RCCDSB teaching at Bishop Smith Catholic High School in 2000. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa and completed her Principal’s Qualifications in June 2013. She has been the vice principal at St. Anthony’s Catholic School in Chalk River since September 2013, as well as principal of RCCDSB’s summer school for the past two years.
“I feel blessed to have the opportunity to join the excellent teaching and support staff at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School. I look forward to fostering a strong working relationship with students, families and staff in the new year,” stated Keels.
Sally Douglas, currently the Acting Principal at St. John Bosco in Barry’s Bay and RCCDSB Coordinator of Special Education since 2011, has been appointed as vice principal of St. Anthony’s Catholic School.
Douglas has been employed by the Board since 2005 after completing a Baccalaureate in Education: Primary/Junior Division from the University of Ottawa. She received a Master of Education: Policy and Leadership from University of Western Ontario in 2014 and completed the Principal Qualifications program in April 2015.
“I welcome this opportunity and look forward to new and exciting challenges in my continued journey as a leader with the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board,” said Douglas.
“We welcome Karen Keels and Sally Douglas to these new roles. The leadership team is excited to appoint leaders from within our Board who have modelled the values of the Catholic Faith and will bring a wealth of experience to their respective VP positions,” stated Michele Arbour, RCCDSB Director of Education.
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 1-800-267-0191