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2018-19 School Trustees
Carolyn Tavolieri has been a Trustee of the John McGivney Children’s Centre School Authority since 2004. She also served as a member of the John McGivney Children’s Centre Board of Directors from 2007 - 2017.
Adelina has been a parent representative as a Trustee of the John McGivney Children’s Centre School Authority since 2005. She also served as a member of the John McGivney Children’s Centre School Parent Council.
Dr. Brenda Roberts-Santarossa
Brenda has been the principal of the JMCCSA/Secretary to the Board for 10 years. She began her career in education initially as a psychometrist with the Windsor Separate School Board, and later served as a behavioural consultant, elementary teacher, special education teacher, and special education coordinator with the Greater Essex County District School Board. Brenda completed her B.Sc.(Hons) at Acadia University, and her B.Ed., M.A., and Ph.D. at the University of Windsor.
Upon retirement as Director of the Windsor Board of Education in 1988, Walter Willms was appointed by the Minister of Education to be a Trustee on the John McGivney Children's Centre School Authority. During his 25 years as a Supervisory Officer with the Ontario Ministry of Education, the York Region District School Board and the Windsor Board, Walter was heavily and intimately involved with matters pertaining to Special Education. This began in 1964 when he was assigned supervisory responsibilities by the Minister of Education for the school program at the Ontario Hospital School in Smiths Falls. This ensuing interest and empathy for students with special needs have continued uninterrupted for more than fifty years.
Pat is a retired lawyer who practiced in Windsor for 30 yeaers. He acted as counsel to the Authority on labour relations matters. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Community Living Windsor.