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Our Trustees

2017-18 School Trustees

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Carolyn Tavolieri

Carolyn Tavolieri

Chairperson
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 Irvine

Vice-Chairperson/Treasurer
Dr. Brenda Roberts-Santarossa

Dr. Brenda Roberts-Santarossa

Secretary
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.
Walter Willms

Walter Willms

Trustee
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.

John Zangari

Trustee
John Zangari has his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Windsor and his Master of Education degree from Wayne State University in Michigan. He has devoted 35 years to the educational system in Windsor and Essex County. Thirty of these years he was closely connected with special education children.

For the 18 years prior to his retirement John, was the principal of Western Secondary School which was a Vocational School for students with special needs.
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