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.

Mr. Paolo Galati is the Chairperson of the Council of Commissioners.

For the 2018-2019 school year, the Council will meet on the following dates.

September 26
October 24
November 28
December 12

January 23
February 27
March 27
April 24
May 22
June 26

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 by 13:00 hours on the day of the meeting.

Paolo Galati
Representing ALL Schools and centres of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board

  • Resident of Laval
  • Parent of two children who have attended 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

Vicky Kaliotzakis
Ward 7
Representing Crestview Elementary, Hillcrest Academy, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

  • Resident of Laval
  • Parent of three graduates of SWLSB schools and vocational centers, actively involved in school sports and leadership activities
  • Vice-Chair of Pedagogical Committee
  • Member of Executive Committee, Appeals Review Committee, Transport Advisory Committee and First Nations Metis Inuit Committee
  • Member of Selection Committee for Ethics Commissioner; Vice-Principals; Assistant Director of Pedagogical Services; Coordinator of School Organization & Daycares; and Director of Corporate Affairs and Secretary General
  • Participated, chaired and volunteered for various fundraising events
  • Vice-Chair and Member Laval Liberty High School Governing Board, 2011-2014
  • Parents' Committee Delegate 2011-2014
  • Parent Volunteer for the Laval Liberty Panther Football Team (2006 - present)

Peter MacLaurin
Ward 1
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

Melissa Wall
Ward 2
Representing Laurentia Elementary, Laurentian Elementary, Laurentian Regional High School and Mountainview High

  • Resident of Mirabel
  • Mother of three children who attend SWLSB schools
  • Administrative project manager
  • Governing Board Chair Laurentia Elementary School 2015 to 2017
  • Governing Board member Laurentia Elementary School 2014 to 2015

Guy Gagnon
Ward 3
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 Advisory 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-Montagnes Softball Association (DMSA)

Anne McMullon
Ward 4
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.

Bob Pellerin
Ward 5
Alternate Vice-Chairperson
Representing Franklin Hill Elementary, Pinewood Elementary, Rawdon Elementary, Joliette Elementary, Joliette High

  • Resident of Joliette
  • Secondary Parent Commission 2014-2018
  • Governing Board Member and Chairperson, Joliette Elementary

Emilio Migliozzi
Ward 6
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

James Di Sano
Ward 8
Representing John F. Kennedy Elementary, Souvenir Elementary, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

  • Laval Resident
  • Laurier Senior High School Graduate
    Honour roll student
    Student Council President
    Governing Board Member (2013-2014)
  • Dawson College Graduate
    Founder of the Dawson Italian Students Association
  • Secretary-General of the National Congress of Italian Canadians
  • Working in the field of Retail/Personal Banking
  • Dedicated to my community
    Volunteering with local organizations
    Organizing major local events, to benefit foundations
  • Still implicated and volunteering in SWLSB schools
  • Assisted in Federal, Provincial and Municipal campaigns
  • Recipient of the Exceptional Citizen of Canada Award
  • Youth advocate

Anick Brunet
Ward 9
Representing Jules Verne Elementary, Genesis Elementary, St-Vincent Elementary, St-Paul Elementary, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

  • Resident of Laval
  • Mother of two children currently attending SWLSB schools
  • Home and School member for Genesis Elementary, Co-Chairperson of fundraising committee
  • Over the past 10 years, I have been actively involved in our community and in school projects
  • Université du Québec à Montréal Bachelor in Marketing Graduate in 2000
  • Over 15 years experience in Procurement, I had the responsibility to oversee and audit processes and activities to ensure that the purchase of goods and service met quality standards.
  • The position entailed administering multi-million-dollar budgets for purchasing and contract negotiation as well as positioning vendor rankings.
  • Green Belt certification by Honeywell
  • Member of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Foundation
  • 2017 I returned to school at night and receive a Real Estate Certification after nine months of schooling.

Anthony Beliotis
Secondary Parent Commissioner
Representing High Schools Parents

  • Resident of Laval
  • Parent of children who currently attend SWLSB secondary schools

Charbel Mourad
Elementary Parent Commissionner
Representing Elementary Schools Parents

  • Resident of Laval
  • Happily married
  • Father of two awesome kids attending the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
  • Master's degree in Public Policy and Public Administration
  • University instructor specializing in the recognition of acquired competencies (RAC) process and Quebec's Educational System
  • Responsible for a Ministry of Education designated Centre of Expertise for the Recognition of Acquired Competencies (CERAC)
  • Coordinator at the Lester B. Pearson School Board
  • Volunteering includes: soccer coach, hockey parent volunteer, governing board chair, parent committee member and parent elementary school commissioner
  • Interests include: hockey, football, basketball, soccer, music and dance

Stéphane Henley
Special Needs Students, Parent Commissioner
Representing parents of students with special needs (SEAC)