Wellington Catholic school board announces new superintendent of education

WELLINGTON COUNTY – The Wellington Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) announced on July 28 that Tyrone Dowling will be the new Superintendent of Education. He will take on the role in mid-August.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tyrone to the Wellington Catholic family,” stated Mike Glazier,  incoming director of education, in a press release.

“His extensive experience in school leadership, the practical application of data-informed decision making and focus on technology-supported learning will be a great asset to our leadership team. Tyrone brings a proven commitment to establishing inclusive relationships focused on serving those around him.”

Dowling joins the Wellington Catholic team with an extensive history of success and leadership in Catholic education at the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, where he is currently a principal.

A graduate of the University of Waterloo and Niagara University, Dowling has actively engaged in many board-wide initiatives and committees including Assessment and Evaluation, Equity, Diversity and Learning. Dowling and his family are members of St. Jerome’s University Catholic Community and Parish.

“It is an honour for me to join the Wellington Catholic leadership team,” stated  Dowling in the release. “The board is a recognized leader for its role in curriculum development and instructional practice and for its focus on student and staff learning. This is a pivotal time in education. I am excited about having this opportunity to join the team and share in their passionate focus on student well-being and achievement.”

Dowling has demonstrated his leadership in a number of school and system wide improvement initiatives. The collective efforts of Holy Rosary staff resulted in the Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement from the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) for the effective use of data to support instruction.

“The award was especially gratifying because it recognized our entire team,” Dowling said. “I have seen what great things happen when teams work toward a shared goal, celebrate accomplishment and learn together. Our work as Catholic educators is amplified through our faith, the creativity, excitement, and joy that we bring to teaching and learning. I am looking forward to the shared work ahead.”

Dowling will fill the roll left by Glazier, who becomes director of education for WCDSB in late August.

Tamara Nugent, the current director, retires Aug. 31.