GUELPH – The Wellington Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) has named Daniel Pace its new superintendent of education.
Pace has 24 years of service in Catholic education with over a decade of experience as principal with the Brant-Haldimand Norfolk Catholic School Board, in both elementary and secondary panels. Prior to taking on a principal leadership role, Pace was a special education teacher and classroom educator.
“We welcome Daniel’s knowledge and experience in supporting excellence in student achievement with a focus on inclusive education,” said Michael Glazier, WCDSB director of education.
“Dan brings a focus and commitment to ensuring the success of all students and staff in our Catholic schools.”
Beyond classroom teaching and school administration, Pace has taken active leadership roles within his current school board serving as principal lead for District Self-Regulation Training, co-chair of Joint Health and Safety Committee, and member of the District Safe and Accepting Schools Team.
He has acted as a mentor to other principals over the years and previously served with the Ministry of Education Principal Reference Group (2015-2017).
“(Dan) has a breadth of experience, and we know that in sharing his many gifts with us, he will contribute to our success in supporting our staff and students across the district,” said trustee chair Vikki Dupuis.
Officials say Pace hopes to strengthen relationships between home, school and parish in his new role and make connections with community organizations that support students in the board.
“It is an absolute honour to join the Wellington Catholic District School Board team,” said Pace.
“This position comes with great responsibility, and I look forward to building relationships and collaborating to ensure we are creating places of learning and work that are safe, caring, welcoming and Christ-centred.”
Pace will take over as superintendent of education on Oct. 17.