Paul Henry to lead Sudbury-area school board

Sudbury Star

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An experienced educator and former Canadian army major is to become the next of director of education and secretary-treasurer for the Sudbury area’s French-language school board.

Paul Henry assumes his new duties Jan. 1.

Andre Bidal, president of the Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon, announced Henry’s nomination on Thursday.

“Mr. Henry’s expertise is highly relevant and we are thrilled to benefit from his wealth of knowledge,” Bidal said in a release. “I am confident that Mr. Henry will build on the successes of his predecessor, Ms. Lyse-Anne Papineau, who, through her tireless work, has established a new standard of success for all French-language Catholic school boards in the province.”

Before taking up his new duties, Henry will serve as associate director of education at the school board starting Nov. 11.

Henry, who has served as superintendent of education at the CSC Nouvelon since April 1, possesses rich and varied experience in teaching and school administration at the elementary and secondary levels, according to the board. He began his career in education in 1990 and over the last 20 years, has held the positions of school principal, learning consultant and senior specialist in education at the Ontario Ministry of Education.

“In addition to his broad understanding of the realities of our schools and communities, Mr. Henry will benefit from his vast knowledge of learning programs pertaining to the elementary and secondary school curriculum,” Papineau said. “He is well-positioned to contribute to the success of our students and strengthen our network of French-language Catholic schools.”

A mentor, facilitator and associate professor at a variety of educational and post-secondary institutions, Henry has also taught school principal qualification courses for the Association des directions et des directions adjointes des écoles franco-ontariennes.

Much appreciated for his contributions as a volunteer and commitment to his community, Henry has been conferred several honours, including an outstanding commendation of the Order of St. Lazarus for 10 years of loyal service and was appointed Knight of Justice of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem. He has also received a commendation of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem and is also a serving member of the aforementioned order. Furthermore, Henry is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion as a retired major.

Based in Sudbury, Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon has 7,000 students enrolled in 27 elementary and secondary schools across northeastern Ontario.

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