YCDSB Staff who work at the Board’s main office, the Catholic Education Centre (CEC) in Aurora, participated in a mass and reception to honour Director of Education, Patricia Preston, ahead of her upcoming retirement at the end of the month.
Father Dominic Barber and Father Rick Davis, from St. Patrick in Markham, where Director Preston is a parishioner, officiated a special mass to celebrate her retirement. Following mass, Director Preston thanked CEC staff for their contributions, hard work and dedication to the York Catholic District School Board and the impact they make to our York Catholic schools. She also spoke about some of the many accomplishments YCDSB has achieved during the five years she served as Director of Education.
A small reception was held in the CEC foyer following mass, featuring music from The Fine Young Principals, a group comprised of former and current YCDSB school principals.
Director Preston will retire on January 31, 2018. Diane Murgaski, YCDSB Superintendent of Curriculum and Assessment, will serve as Interim Director until a new Director of Education is selected by the Board.