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CCSTA President

  • Marino Award 2Le président de l’ACCEC, Marino Gazzola, a été reconnu lors de la dernière Soirée de gala et remise de prix du Catholic Principals Council of Ontario à Toronto. En présence de sa famille, ses amis et ses collègues, Marino a reçu le prix Father John Redmond pour la défense de l’éducation catholique. Le père John Redmond a dédié sa vie à aider les autres. Il était un passionné d’éducation catholique. Par son exemple de vie chrétienne et par la discipline du sport, il a inspiré les jeunes à se dépasser. Ces mêmes qualités se retrouvent dans la passion et l’intention que Marino Gazzola accorde chaque jour à son travail de conseiller scolaire.
     
    Marino en est présentement à sa 15 e année en tant que président du Wellington Catholic District School Board, et il est conseiller scolaire depuis 1990. Il est aussi président de l’Association canadienne des commissaires d’écoles catholiques, poste qu’il occupe depuis juin 2016. Il avait été élu au conseil d’administration de l’ACCEC en 2010. Son engagement à promouvoir et protéger l’éducation catholique est bien reconnu au niveau provincial et national.
     
     
  • RECongressIn late March, CCSTA President Marino Gazzola was one of about 30,000 people that came together in Los Angeles, California to connect, learn, and celebrate Catholic education around the world. The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (RECongress) is an annual event that “offers in-service education and spiritual formation to those in catechetical and related ministries,” says Jan Pedroza, Religious Education Congress Program Coordinator. Hosted by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the congress is a Catholic-focused congress that has grown to include people from a wide variety of different vocations and faiths. It was Mr. Gazzola’s first time attending the event, and he says it was an amazing experience.

    “It was certainly the best conference or congress I’ve ever been at,” he says. “It was unreal. The experience of being at a Mass with almost 10,000 people was just out of this world.”

    Mr. Gazzola says they had heard such glowing reviews about the congress from Catholic educators in western Canada that the CCSTA felt they had to send a representative. He was there for the whole event, from Thursday to Sunday.

  • Marino Award 2CCSTA President Marino Gazzola was honoured at the recent Catholic Principals Council of Ontario Awards and Gala Dinner in Toronto. Joined by family, friends, and colleagues, Marino was presented with the Father John Redmond Memorial Award for advocacy in Catholic Education. Father John Redmond aspired to help others all his life. He was passionate about Catholic education. Through his example of a Christian life and the discipline of sport, he inspired young people to be their best. These same qualities are exemplified in the passion and purpose that Marino Gazzola brings to his work as a Trustee each and every day.

    Marino is currently serving in his 15th year as Chair of the Wellington Catholic District School Board and has been a Trustee since 1990. Serving also as President of the Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association, a position he has held since June 2016 after being elected to the CCSTA Board of Directors in 2010, his impact promoting and protecting Catholic education is well known provincially and nationally.