Revealed July 8, 2022 at 10:35 am
Sheryl Robinson Petrazzini, whose 3 a long time spent in public schooling has integrated operating with “richly numerous communities” in Toronto and Winnipeg, will lead the most important public college board in Hamilton.
The Hamilton-Wentworth District Faculty Board (HWDSB) introduced remaining evening (July 7) that Robinson Petrazzini has been appointed its director of schooling. Robinson Petrazzini was once maximum lately an govt Superintendent of
schooling with the Toronto District Faculty Board. Her roles on the Toronto board integrated being a central coordinating most important with obligations for English/literacy, the humanities, and early years. She was once additionally a centrally assigned most important for college growth and most important training, and spent 4 works Running to ascertain full-day kindergarten and childcare around the Toronto board.
The Hamilton board famous Robinson Petrazzini, who started her instructing occupation in Winnipeg, is dedicated to the usage of her management to reinforce the Reality and Reconcilation Fee’s Calls to Motion. She has additionally supported a number of tasks that aimed to reinforce the engagement, well-being, and success of Black scholars.
Provincial investment, on a per-student foundation, has declined in Ontario within the remaining part decade, aside from momentary COVID-19 helps. Robinson Petrazzini emphasised that she perspectives public schooling as an “equalizer” to lend a hand scale back inequities, a few of that have widened because of the continued pandemic.
“Becoming a member of HWDSB as Director of Training is an exhilarating alternative as I stay up for contributing my tutorial, skilled and lived enjoy in provider of public schooling in Hamilton,” Robinson Petrazzini, who will probably be HWDSB’s first feminine director of schooling, mentioned in a commentary. “I look ahead to devoting my time to assembly with, and finding out from, scholars, households, personnel, Trustees, and companions to advance HWDSB’s commitments to well-being, success, Indigenous rights, fairness, inclusion, and human rights.
“As Director of Training for HWDSB, I can proceed to steer with interest, care, recognize, and integrity. I’ve the similar sense of interest about schooling and the similar dedication to scholars, households, and communities as I did after I began my occupation. I firmly consider in public schooling as an equalizer and a automobile for social justice and alter. I would like all scholars’ stories and trajectories to be higher for having attended college in HWDSB.”
The HWDSB oversees greater than 90 colleges, with the next percentage based totally within the decrease town than the general public Catholic board. As such, it is going to face a much wider array of tutorial demanding situations in a diversifying town. The board famous Robinson Petrazzini, a trilingual English-French-Spanish speaker, has had enjoy with that during earlier places.
“Sheryl is an unique dating builder with a intensity and breadth of information and enjoy that centres pupil voices and promotes success, well-being and human rights,” mentioned Morning time Danko, the HWDSB chair and Ward 7 trustee.
Robinson Petrazzini will officially take the placement on Aug. 17.
Within the interim, all 5 primary schooling unions throughout Ontario are because of start bargaining new collective agreements with the provincial govt this summer season. The Ontario Secondary Faculty Teaechers’ Federation (OSSTF) and Ontario Faculty Board Council of Unions (OSBCU), the latter of which represents, administrative assistants, custodians, schooling assistants, college library employees, have talks with the province all through the week of July 18. The OSBCU has expressed sadness that the province agreed to just someday of talks.
Traditionally, trainer unions have now not taken a task motion within the first weeks of the varsity 12 months.
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