by Hannah MacLeod
Lori Di Castri is the current English Separate School Board Trustee representing Brockton Ward 31, Huron-Kinloss and Kincardine.She calls Point Clark home and has done so since the 80’s. She raised her daughter, who is a proud graduate of Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board (BGCDSB) and is now completing her dual degree at the University of Guelph, here.
“While both of my parents were educators (my father as a Professor and my mother as a K-8 Teacher), I work in both healthcare and education equally,” said Di Castri. “I divide my time between my finance role at Wingham Hospital and post-secondary teaching at Conestoga College. The majority of my community involvement is my volunteer work serving as Chair of the BGCDSB.”
Di Castri is a graduate of McMaster University with my BA in Sociology and diploma in Business Administration. She has further certificates in Human Rights, Critical Thinking, Leadership and Governance, and is currently engaged in a Masters of Adult Education at St Francis Xavier University.
“Over my years of service as Trustee I became thoroughly educated with regard to the role and responsibilities of Catholic School Trustee in the province of Ontario,” she said. “It is a position of trust as well as a position governed by the Ministry of Education at Queen’s Park.”
Di Castri says her main objective in running is to continue to support and promote Catholic Education in Ontario.
“There is a constant pressure for Catholic Education to prove its value and place in the Ontario education system,” she said. “It is something I will continue to fight for as I believe in the benefits of faith based education and, moreover, it provides choice for our families when it comes time for school registration.”
If I am the successful candidate in the upcoming election I will continue to work with my community and school board to ensure we are providing the highest level of Catholic Education in the best and most fiscally sound way possible. We have always prioritized technology in our learning, and we benefitted greatly at the onset of virtual learning as we had already begun the process of providing devices to our students. Programs such as 1:1 devices and our comprehensive strategic planning keep our students on the cutting edge of education in Ontario. Afterall, this work is all about meeting the Catholic Graduate expectations and preparing our youth for their futures.
Allan Kempert, of Hanover, was not reachable at the time of publication.