CSPGNO welcomes new directors to two educational services

November 24 2017
Carole Paquette
Renée Coulombe

Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Renée Coulombe as head of Innovation and Early Childhood Services and the appointment of Mrs. Carole Paquette as head of Special Education and First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Services.

Mrs. Renée Coulombe has been a CSPGNO employee for 18 years and has a solid background in education. She has held teaching positions at École secondaire Carrefour Supérieur-Nord (Wawa), École publique Foyer-Jeunesse (Hanmer) and École publique Jean-Éthier-Blais (Sudbury), and she is currently the principal of École publique de la Découverte (Val Caron).

Always abreast of innovation and keenly interested in research and pedagogy, Mrs. Coulombe ably shares her passion for learning by providing developmental tools and winning strategies that allow students to achieve their full potential. She is a natural leader who gets people involved in efforts to ensure not only academic success, but also personal well-being. Given her vast experience and her deep commitment to students, the CSPGNO has no doubt that Mrs. Coulombe’s talents will be well applied to the key issues of the day, bringing a unique perspective and a valuable contribution to the CSPGNO’s leadership team.

Mrs. Carole Paquette has been part of the CSPGNO’s personnel for 20 years and has remarkable experience in the Francophone educational environment. Over the years, Mrs. Paquette has held teaching, program head and principalship positions at École publique Jeanne-Sauvé (Sudbury) and École publique Foyer-Jeunesse (Hanmer).

Throughout her career, Mrs. Paquette has successfully piloted a variety of new initiatives, including a communications centre, a day centre for autism spectrum students and a socio-sexuality educational program for a clinical group of autism spectrum students. Mrs. Paquette has also served as a member of the Minister’s Principal Reference Group and the province’s School Mental Health Assist team. CSPGNO is certain that Mrs. Paquette’s tireless energy, commitment and concern for the needs of students will be a driving force for the board’s student services.

CSPGNO is pleased to welcome Mrs. Coulombe and Mrs. Paquette to their new positions and wishes them the best success. Both appointees will assume their new responsibilities after their successors in their current positions are appointed.

Recognized for its keen sense of innovation and openness to the world, CSPGNO offers a French-language public education of the highest quality in eleven elementary schools and eight secondary schools in the communities of Markstay, Noëlville, Greater Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Dubreuilville, Marathon, Manitouwadge and Longlac.