Windsor, October 24, 2023 — The Conseil scolaire catholique Providence (Csc Providence) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Carolyn Bastien as Director of Education and Secretary-Treasurer, effective October 23, 2023.

"It is with great enthusiasm that the trustees have expressed renewed trust in Ms. Bastien to take on the important task of managing the entire Conseil scolaire catholique Providence. Over the past few months as acting Director of Education, Ms. Bastien has demonstrated a strong sense of leadership and collaboration as we continue to pursue the objectives of our 2021-2026 strategic plan," said Jacques Kenny, chairperson of the Board.

Ms. Bastien has over 20 years of experience with the Conseil scolaire catholique Providence, including more than 15 years as business superintendent and treasurer.

Throughout her career, Ms. Bastien has worked on a number of major projects, including the implementation of Csc Providence's strategic plan, the development of the Board’s long term accommodation plan as well as the implementation of the Board’s recently updated governance model. She has also worked closely with union associations, parents and the community, and has chaired several provincial boards of directors, including the Council of School Business Officials of Ontario and School Boards' Co-operative Inc.

Ms. Bastien holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Supervisory Officer's certificate, and is also a Certified Professional Accountant.  She brings with her a wealth of experience, and is committed to the Board, its schools and its students, all of which will contribute to the continued success of Csc Providence.

With her extensive knowledge of the education community and her sustained experience as a leader, the Conseil scolaire catholique Providence is confident that Ms. Bastien will continue to propel them forward, while bringing a unique perspective and valuable contribution to the dynamism of the entire team.

"I am deeply honoured to have been appointed the new Director of Education. Having worked with French-speaking Catholic schools for many years, I am very proud to represent Csc Providence's francophone Catholic schools.  I am determined to uphold the tradition of excellence in our schools to ensure the well-being and success of every student. With the entire team, we will continue to nurture a welcoming, caring and respectful environment and ensure that our school board is a preferred destination for students and staff alike," says Carolyn Bastien.

Conseil scolaire catholique Providence provides education to nearly 9,500 students in 23 elementary schools and 8 secondary schools. In addition to having the highest graduation rate in Ontario (97.9%) among all French and English school boards, Csc Providence offers programs geared towards individual student success, an education based on Catholic values, high-quality French teaching methods as well as a comprehensive bilingualism certificate.

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Contact persons:

Carolyn Bastien, Director of Education — (519) 948-9227, ext. 240

Jacques Kenny, Chairperson of the Board — (519) 734-7296