New School Principals and assignment changes at Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord

June 5, 2023

The Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord is pleased to announce the appointment of new principals and assignment changes for the 2023-2024 school year.

Madame Noëlle Gauthier will be heading to É. p. Jean-Éthier-Blais as principal. Ms. Gauthier has worked in the field of education for many years. Always on the lookout for new ideas and passionate about pedagogy, Ms. Gauthier puts her love of learning to the forefront and draws on her resources to offer development tools and winning strategies to help students reach their full potential. Thanks to her commitment and contagious energy, Ms. Gauthier will be able to put her skills and knowledge to good use and build strong ties with students, parents and the school community.

Ms. Jocelyne Schiewek will take on new challenges as Director of Student Services. Since joining the Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord, Ms. Schiewek has served in many capacities, including teacher, educational consultant, literacy and numeracy coach and interim principal at É. p. de la Découverte, É. p. Foyer Jeunesse, É. p. Jean-Éthier-Blais and É. p. Hélène-Gravel (the position she currently holds). Her many years of experience and positive energy will enable her to take up this new challenge with confidence.

Ms. Lyse Bourré will now hold the position of vice-principal at É. s. Macdonald-Cartier. Ms. Bourré has an outstanding track record in the French-language educational community. Since joining the Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord, Ms. Bourré has held the positions of teacher, literacy coach, educational
consultant in literacy, numeracy and special education, and interim vice-principal at École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier (her current position). Attentive to the needs of each child, Ms. Bourré’s expertise and dynamism will ensure a school environment conducive to the success of every student.

Ms. Darquise Lapalme is confirmed as principal of École de la Rivière-des-Français, a position she has held on an interim basis since last October. During her many years in education, Ms. Lapalme has served as teacher, literacy coach and interim principal at École publique Pavillon-de-l’Avenir, École publique Camille-Perron and École de la Rivière-des-Français. A stimulating and reliable educator, Ms. Lapalme knows how to instill confidence in students so that they succeed. Her tireless dedication to her students will enable her to continue her work and build strong ties with the entire school community.

These principals have extensive knowledge of the educational environment and are familiar with the needs of the students and their respective communities. With their leadership abilities, Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord is certain that they will play a key role in ensuring quality education that fosters the full
development of all the students.

Recognized for its keen sense of innovation and openness to the world, Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord offers a French-language public education of the highest quality in fifteen elementary schools and eight secondary schools in the communities of Markstay, Noëlville, Sudbury, Blind River, Elliot Lake, Sault-Sainte-Marie, Wawa, Dubreuilville, Marathon, Manitouwadge, Longlac and Thunder Bay.

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Carole Dubé
Director of communications
705 929-3117