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Council of Commissioners


The members of the Council of Commissioners were elected during the school elections on November 2, 2014. The school board territory includes 9 electoral divisions. The Council is composed of 13 members which includes 1 Chairperson, 9 commissioners, 3 parent commissioners: one for the elementary level, one for the secondary level and one representative of SEAC.

The duration of the mandate of the elected commissioners is for duration of 4 years. The mandate of the parent commissioners is for a duration of two years.

Ms. Jennifer Maccarone is the Chairperson of the Council of Commissioners.

For the 2017-2018 school year, the Council will meet on the following dates.

2017
September 27
October 25
November 22
December 13

2018
January 24
February 28
April 25
May 23
June 27

By-law: Date Time and Place of Regular Council Meetings


Council meetings are held at 7:30 PM in the board room of the school board administrative centre in Rosemère. These meetings are open to the public and 2 public question periods are scheduled at the beginning and end of each meeting.

All questions to be addressed to the Chair should be faxed (450 621-7929) or emailed to the attention of Jocelyn Thompson-Ness jthompson@swlauriersb.qc.ca by 13:00 hours on the day of the meeting.
Minutes

Jennifer Maccarone
Chairperson

jmaccarone@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing ALL Schools and centres of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board

  • Resident of Laval
  • Parent of two special needs students who attend SWLSB schools
  • Representative & Chairperson, SWLSB Parents' Committee (2009-2014)
  • Chairperson, SWLSB Special Education Advisory Committee (2013-2014)
  • Chairperson, JFK Elementary Governing Board (2009-2014)
  • Member of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Foundation
  • Volunteer parent supporting and participating in school, PPO, and local community events
  • Professional business owner with over 17 years experience specializing in Marketing and Communications.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, McGill University
  • President of the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA)

Peter MacLaurin
Ward 1

pmaclaurin@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Arundel Elementary, Morin Heights Elementary, Sainte-Agathe Academy, Ste-Adele Elementary, Grenville Elementary

  • Resident of Morin-Heights
  • 35 year teaching career dedicated to disabilities inclusion in the education system.
  • Municipal Councilor, Morin-Heights 1979-1989 / 2009-Present
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board 1989 - Present
  • Trinity Anglican Church, Morin Heights, QC 2010 -Present
  • Quebec English School Boards Association, Member of the Education Committee 1998 - Present
  • Member of the Program Committee for the 2012 Canadian School Boards Association convention
  • Member Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171 2005 - Present
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Montreal Oral School for the Deaf Inc 2005-2009

Robert Dixon
Ward 2

rdixon@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Laurentia Elementary, Laurentian Elementary, Laurentian Regional High

  • Life-long resident of Lachute Quebec
  • Graduate of Laurentian Regional High School
  • BA graduate of Concordia U. in political Science and economics
  • Laurentian School Board commissioner - 1992-1998
  • LRHS Governing Board member - 1998-2002
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board commissioner - 2002-present
  • Bons Dejeuner d'Argenteuil Council Administrator - 2008-present
  • Chairman - Laurentian Regional High School Scholarship Fund
  • City of Lachute Traffic Committee member - 2005-present
  • Council Administrator - Argenteuil Hospital Capital Management Committee

Guy Gagnon
Ward 3

ggagnon@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Mountainview Elementary, St-Jude Elementary, Lake of Two Mountains High

  • Resident of St. Eustache
  • Parent of two children, one graduate of SWLSB school currently attending post-secondary education, and another attending a SWLSB high school
  • Chairman of SWLSB Corporate Committee
  • Parents' Committee Member and Vice-Chairperson, 2006-2012
  • Vice-Chairman of SWLSB Aboriginal Education Committee
  • Member of SWLSB Executive Committee
  • Member of the Transportation Committee
  • Participates regularly in SWLSB selection committees
  • Continues to volunteer and participate in various board and individual school events and causes
  • Governing Board Member, St-Jude Elementary in 2004-2011
  • Parents' Committee Member and Vice-Chairperson, 2006-2012
  • Governing Board Member, Rosemere High School 2011-2012
  • Volunteer Association de Hockey Mineur de St Eustache (AHMSE), Club de Patin Artistique St Eustache (CPASE), Deux Montagne Softball Association (DMSA)

Anne McMullon
Ward 4

amcmullon@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Pierre E. Trudeau Elementary, McCaig Elementary, Rosemere High

  • Resident of Rosemere
  • Parent of three children , two graduates and one currently attending SWLSB schools
  • Teacher at College Lionel-Groulx since 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, St. Francis Xavier University
  • Bachelor of Education Degree, Concordia University
  • President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Registrar of the Pre-Maternelle de Rosemere Preschool | 8 years
  • Volunteer parent and substitute teacher at McCaig Elementary School and Rosemere High School
  • Developed and implemented a detailed English Curriculum based on the reforms put forward by the MELS.

Dean Dugas
Ward 5
Vice Chair

ddugas@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Franklin Hill Elementary, Pinewood Elementary, Rawdon Elementary, Joliette Elementary, Joliette High

  • Resident of Joliette
  • Graduate of Joliette Elementary and Joliette High School
  • Parent of four children who have attended and currently attend SWLSB elementary and secondary schools
  • Governing Board Member and Chairperson, Joliette Elementary 1998- 2014
  • Parents' Committee Member 1998-2014
  • Volunteer parent and Head Coach at AHMJC Hockey Association 2002-2014
  • Volunteer parent and Head Coach at Laser Soccer Association 2004-2014
  • Volunteer parent and Coach at L'Association Régionale de Soccer de Lanaudière

Emilio Migliozzi
Ward 6

emigliozzi@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Twin Oaks Elementary, Our Lady of Peace Elementary, Terry Fox Elementary, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

  • Resident of Laval
  • Father of three children who have graduated or are currently attending SWLSB schools
  • Governing Board Member, Mother Teresa High School, 2011-2012.
  • Civic minded and active participant in Municipal affairs for the city of Laval
  • Professional business owner with over 20 years experience specializing in Information Technology.
  • Graduate of Herzing College and Concordia University Certificate programs
  • Member of the Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome

Ailsa Pehi
Ward 7

apehi@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing John F. Kennedy Elementary, Souvenir Elementary, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

  • Laval resident
  • Mother of three with two children currently attending SWLSB schools
  • Member of SWLSB Executive Committee
  • Chairman of SWLSB Aboriginal Education Committee
  • Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) - Member of Board of Directors
  • Board Member of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Foundation - Chairperson of fundraising committee
  • Proudly served on Governing Board and Home and School associations for since 2008
  • Chaired and continue to volunteer for various board and individual school events and causes
  • Served on SWLSB selection committees for hiring of a Director General and an auditing firm; as well as an appeals review committee advising Council on special cases.
  • Finance and operations management professional with twenty years' experience overseeing finances, budgets, staff, training and record-keeping, while increasing organizational productivity and efficiency.
  • Managed and supervised all aspects - from finances and communications to data analysis and event coordination - of federal and municipal political campaigns since 1997

Vicky Kaliotzakis
Ward 8

vkaliotzakis@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Crestview Elementary, Hillcrest Academy, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

  • Resident of Laval
  • Parent of three graduates of SWLSB schools, actively involved in school sports, music concentration programs, and community activities
  • Vice-Chair and Member Laval Liberty High School Governing Board, 2011-2014
  • Parents' Committee Delegate 2011-2014
  • Parent Participation Organization President (2013-present) for Laval Liberty High School
  • Parent Volunteer for the Laval Liberty Panther Football Team (2006 - present)
  • Participated, chaired and volunteered for various fundraising events

Paolo Galati
Ward 9

pgalati@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Jules Verne Elementary, Genesis Elementary, St-Vincent Elementary, St-Paul Elementary, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

  • Resident of Laval
  • Parent of two children who have attended and currently attend SWLSB schools
  • President of Whammo Music and involved in the entertainment and music business for over 30 years.
  • Concordia University Graduate, Economics and Marketing
  • Founder and first President of the Italian Students Association at Concordia University
  • Chairperson of St-Vincent Elementary School 2008-2014
  • Member of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Foundation
  • Laval City Councillor 2013-present

Bob Pellerin
Secondary Parent Commissioner

bpellerin@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing High Schools Parents

  • Resident of Joliette
  • Graduate of Rosemere High School
  • Cert. in Management of Information systems from McGill University
  • Parent of two children who have attended and currently attend SWLSB secondary schools
  • Governing Board Member and Chairperson, Joliette Elementary 2006- 2015
  • Governing Board Member and Chairperson, Joliette High 2012- present
  • Parents' Committee Member 2013- present
  • Volunteer at Heroes for Humanity (acting CIO) since 2003
  • Author of books, articles and podcasts about the economy and technology.

Sergio Di Marco
Elementary Parent Commissionner

sdimarco@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Elementary Schools Parents

  • Resident of Laval
  • Parent of two children currently attending SWLSB schools
  • Governing Board Member, Terry Fox Elementary (2011-present)
  • SWLSB Parents' Committee Member (2013-present)
  • Vice-Chairperson SWLSB Parents' Committee (2015-2016)
  • Volunteer coach/manager, Monteuil Soccer Association
  • Research Associate, Dept. of Biochemistry, McGill University
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, McGill University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Experimental Medicine, McGill University

Stéphane Henley
Special Needs Students, Parent Commissioner

shenley@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing parents of students with special needs (SEAC)