Director of Education for the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board (RCCDSB), Jaimie Perry, announced today his retirement effective as of the end of January 2021.
Perry will be concluding a 32-year career with the Board having served as an occasional teacher, teacher, department head, vice-principal, principal, superintendent and Director of Education.
Perry notes, “While I have witnessed many changes during this time, the Board’s Vision Statement has remained a true constant guide for me personally and professionally and for our system as a whole. When we anchor ourselves in our faith and in each other, we can do remarkable things together. I am proud to have served with an RCCDSB community that is so committed to the success, growth and well-being of students. The impact and imprint that fellow colleagues, students, parents and broader community members have had on my journey is a true blessing for which I am grateful.”
Board Chair David Howard expressed thanks to Mr. Perry for the warmth, hospitality, good humour and joy that has characterized his leadership style. “Jaimie is an outstanding leader who embraced the important work our Board does. We appreciated his continued commitment to maintain the quality of leadership we have become accustomed to at RCCDSB. He was integral in the implementation of our renewed Strategic Plan to continue nurturing the growth and success of our students and our schools,” said Howard.
Perry remains focused on ensuring the Board’s start to the 2020-21 school year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic proceeds as safely as possible, and that the educational experience provided to students, both in school and in the online environment, is robust and faith-filled.
“The Renfrew County District Health Unit has been an invaluable community partner and guide over the past several months as we have collectively wrestled with evolving information to make our schools as safe as possible. And, of course, the RCCDSB team has dug in to ensure we implement protocols to make physical schooling safe and at the same time enhanced our online capabilities to support learners who have chosen that path. I have never been prouder to be part of this community than over the past several months. When we focus on the pronoun ‘we’ and the preposition ‘with’, everything is possible.”
The Board will shortly commence the search for a new director to carry on the legacy of great leadership at RCCDSB.
“It is with saddened hearts that we regretfully accept Jaimie’s letter of resignation. We are grateful for Jaimie’s many years of dedicated service to our Board and extend best wishes for a long, happy, and well-deserved retirement,” stated Howard.
For more information please contact: David Howard, Chairperson, RCCDSB @ 613-735-1031