York Catholic District School Board Announces New Director of Education

Seasoned educator and senior leader returns home; brings passion for student success, equity and human rights

The Board of Trustees of the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Domenic Scuglia as their new Director of Education, effective August 1, 2021.

Mr. Scuglia is a seasoned educator and senior leader with a passion for student success and a clearly demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. He is currently Director of Education for the Regina Catholic School Division, a position he has held for five years. Mr. Scuglia will be returning to York with his appointment, having spent 34 years working here as a teacher, department head, vice principal and principal, before leaving to take on his current role. 

“As a Board of Trustees, we are thrilled to welcome Mr. Scuglia back to York Catholic as Director of Education,” said Dominic Mazzotta, Chair, Board of Trustees. “He is a proven leader within Catholic education in this country and a consensus builder who is not afraid of having tough conversations. He is a faith-filled Catholic with strong financial acumen and a strategic mindset. Mr. Scuglia is a champion for equity, human rights and social justice who will help ensure our Board continues to move forward in this regard.”

“I am humbled to be given the opportunity to work alongside the Board of Trustees and the senior leadership team to continue offering and improving the quality Catholic education that York Catholic provides to its students. I am filled with joy to be returning home after spending five wonderful years in Saskatchewan, and I am looking forward to reconnecting with staff, students and families in the next school year,” said Mr. Scuglia

Mr. Scuglia was chosen following a rigorous recruitment process that included postings through several senior education organizations such as the Ontario Catholic Supervisory Officers Association (OCSOA) and Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE), as well as a number of diverse BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) education organizations including the Alliance of Black School Educators and the First Nations Education Administrators Association. 

During his tenure as Director of Education at the Regina Catholic School Division, Mr. Scuglia was President of the League of Educational Administrators and Superintendents (LEADS) Association and Chairperson of the Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association (SCSBA). He was a member of the Archdiocesan Council for Truth and Reconciliation and the Provincial Leadership Team within the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education.

Prior to taking on his current role, Mr. Scuglia served at York Catholic as a vice principal at Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy in Markham and Holy Cross Catholic Academy in Woodbridge. He was appointed principal at St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School in Maple, before opening St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School in Aurora as founding principal.