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Council of Commissioners


The members of the Council of Commissioners were elected during the school elections on November 2, 2014. The school board territory includes 9 electoral divisions. The Council is composed of 13 members which includes 1 Chairperson, 9 commissioners, 3 parent commissioners: one for the elementary level, one for the secondary level and one representative of SEAC.

The duration of the mandate of the elected commissioners is for duration of 4 years. The mandate of the parent commissioners is for a duration of two years.

Mr. Paolo Galati is the Chairperson of the Council of Commissioners.

For the 2018-2019 school year, the Council will meet on the following dates.

2018
September 26
October 24
November 28
December 12

2019
January 23
February 27
March 27
April 24
May 22
June 26

Council meetings are held at 7:30 PM in the board room of the school board administrative centre in Rosemère. These meetings are open to the public and 2 public question periods are scheduled at the beginning and end of each meeting.


Question Period

  • The agenda will provide for two 20-minute question periods, one at the beginning of the agenda and one at the end. Council may, by resolution, extend this time, by a 2/3 majority vote.
  • The purpose for these question periods are restricted to answering questions only, and not enter into debates or conversations;
  • The Secretary General will explain these parameters prior to the first question period at each meeting;
  • For the first question period, questions are to be addressed to the Chair by fax (450 621-7929) or email jthompson@swlauriersb.qc.ca sent to the Secretary General's offices by 13:00 hours on the day of the meeting;
  • The second question period must be restricted to questions pertaining to agenda items discussed at that meeting;
  • Each speaker is allowed 5 minutes to present all their questions;
  • After each speaker's 5-minute presentation, the Chairperson will provide any available answers.

    Minutes from Council Meetings

    Minutes

    Paolo Galati
    Chairperson

    pgalati@swlauriersb.qc.ca
    Representing ALL Schools and centres of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board

    • Resident of Laval
    • Parent of two children who have attended SWLSB schools
    • President of Whammo Music and involved in the entertainment and music business for over 30 years.
    • Concordia University Graduate, Economics and Marketing
    • Founder and first President of the Italian Students Association at Concordia University
    • Chairperson of St-Vincent Elementary School 2008-2014
    • Member of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Foundation
    • Laval City Councillor 2013-present

    Vicky Kaliotzakis
    Ward 7
    Vice-Chairperson

    vkaliotzakis@swlauriersb.qc.ca
    Representing Crestview Elementary, Hillcrest Academy, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

    • Resident of Laval
    • Parent of three graduates of SWLSB schools and vocational centers, actively involved in school sports and leadership activities
    • Vice-Chair of Pedagogical Committee
    • Member of Executive Committee, Appeals Review Committee, Transport Advisory Committee and First Nations Metis Inuit Committee
    • Member of Selection Committee for Ethics Commissioner; Vice-Principals; Assistant Director of Pedagogical Services; Coordinator of School Organization & Daycares; and Director of Corporate Affairs and Secretary General
    • Participated, chaired and volunteered for various fundraising events
    • Vice-Chair and Member Laval Liberty High School Governing Board, 2011-2014
    • Parents' Committee Delegate 2011-2014
    • Parent Volunteer for the Laval Liberty Panther Football Team (2006 - present)

    Peter MacLaurin
    Ward 1

    pmaclaurin@swlauriersb.qc.ca
    Representing Arundel Elementary, Morin Heights Elementary, Sainte-Agathe Academy, Ste-Adele Elementary, Grenville Elementary

    • Resident of Morin-Heights
    • 35 year teaching career dedicated to disabilities inclusion in the education system.
    • Municipal Councilor, Morin-Heights 1979-1989 / 2009-Present
    • Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board 1989 - Present
    • Trinity Anglican Church, Morin Heights, QC 2010 -Present
    • Quebec English School Boards Association, Member of the Education Committee 1998 - Present
    • Member of the Program Committee for the 2012 Canadian School Boards Association convention
    • Member Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171 2005 - Present
    • Member of the Board of Directors, Montreal Oral School for the Deaf Inc 2005-2009

    Melissa Wall
    Ward 2

    mewall@swlauriersb.qc.ca
    Representing Laurentia Elementary, Laurentian Elementary, Laurentian Regional High School and Mountainview High

    • Resident of Mirabel
    • Mother of three children who attend SWLSB schools
    • Administrative project manager
    • Governing Board Chair Laurentia Elementary School 2015 to 2017
    • Governing Board member Laurentia Elementary School 2014 to 2015

    Guy Gagnon
    Ward 3

    ggagnon@swlauriersb.qc.ca
    Representing Mountainview Elementary, St-Jude Elementary, Lake of Two Mountains High

    • Resident of St- Eustache
    • Parent of two children, one graduate of SWLSB school currently attending post-secondary education, and another attending a SWLSB high school
    • Chairman of SWLSB Corporate Committee
    • Parents' Committee Member and Vice-Chairperson, 2006-2012
    • Vice-Chairman of SWLSB Aboriginal Education Committee
    • Member of SWLSB Executive Committee
    • Member of the Transportation Advisory Committee
    • Participates regularly in SWLSB selection committees
    • Continues to volunteer and participate in various board and individual school events and causes
    • Governing Board Member, St-Jude Elementary in 2004-2011
    • Parents' Committee Member and Vice-Chairperson, 2006-2012
    • Governing Board Member, Rosemere High School 2011-2012
    • Volunteer, Association de Hockey Mineur de St Eustache (AHMSE), Club de Patin Artistique St Eustache (CPASE), Deux-Montagnes Softball Association (DMSA)

    Anne McMullon
    Ward 4

    amcmullon@swlauriersb.qc.ca
    Representing Pierre E. Trudeau Elementary, McCaig Elementary, Rosemere High

    • Resident of Rosemere
    • Parent of three children , two graduates and one currently attending SWLSB schools
    • Teacher at College Lionel-Groulx since 2007
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree, St. Francis Xavier University
    • Bachelor of Education Degree, Concordia University
    • President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Registrar of the Pre-Maternelle de Rosemere Preschool | 8 years
    • Volunteer parent and substitute teacher at McCaig Elementary School and Rosemere High School
    • Developed and implemented a detailed English Curriculum based on the reforms put forward by the MELS.

    Bob Pellerin
    Ward 5
    Alternate Vice-Chairperson

    bpellerin@swlauriersb.qc.ca
    Representing Franklin Hill Elementary, Pinewood Elementary, Rawdon Elementary, Joliette Elementary, Joliette High

    • Resident of Joliette
    • Graduate of Rosemere High School
    • Cert. in Management of Information systems from McGill University
    • Parent of two children who have attended SWLSB schools
    • Governing Board Member and Chairperson, Joliette Elementary 2006 to 2015
    • Governing Board Member and Chairperson, Joliette High 2012 to 2018
    • Parents' Committee Member 2013 to 2018
    • Volunteer at Heroes for Humanity (Texas) since 2003
    • Author of books, articles and podcasts related to the economy and technology

    Emilio Migliozzi
    Ward 6

    emigliozzi@swlauriersb.qc.ca
    Representing Twin Oaks Elementary, Our Lady of Peace Elementary, Terry Fox Elementary, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

    • Resident of Laval
    • Father of three children who have graduated or are currently attending SWLSB schools
    • Governing Board Member, Mother Teresa High School, 2011-2012.
    • Civic minded and active participant in Municipal affairs for the city of Laval
    • Professional business owner with over 20 years experience specializing in Information Technology.
    • Graduate of Herzing College and Concordia University Certificate programs
    • Member of the Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome

    James Di Sano
    Ward 8

    jdisanosilvestri@swlauriersb.qc.ca
    Representing John F. Kennedy Elementary, Souvenir Elementary, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

    • Laval Resident
    • Laurier Senior High School Graduate
      Honour roll student
      Student Council President
      Governing Board Member (2013-2014)
    • Dawson College Graduate
      Commerce
      Founder of the Dawson Italian Students Association
    • Secretary-General of the National Congress of Italian Canadians
    • Working in the field of Retail/Personal Banking
    • Dedicated to my community
      Volunteering with local organizations
      Organizing major local events, to benefit foundations
    • Still implicated and volunteering in SWLSB schools
    • Assisted in Federal, Provincial and Municipal campaigns
    • Recipient of the Exceptional Citizen of Canada Award
    • Youth advocate

    Anick Brunet
    Ward 9

    abrunet@swlauriersb.qc.ca
    Representing Jules Verne Elementary, Genesis Elementary, St-Vincent Elementary, St-Paul Elementary, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

    • Resident of Laval
    • Mother of two children currently attending SWLSB schools
    • Home and School member for Genesis Elementary, Co-Chairperson of fundraising committee
    • Over the past 10 years, I have been actively involved in our community and in school projects
    • Université du Québec à Montréal Bachelor in Marketing Graduate in 2000
    • Over 15 years experience in Procurement, I had the responsibility to oversee and audit processes and activities to ensure that the purchase of goods and service met quality standards.
    • The position entailed administering multi-million-dollar budgets for purchasing and contract negotiation as well as positioning vendor rankings.
    • Green Belt certification by Honeywell
    • Member of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Foundation
    • 2017 I returned to school at night and receive a Real Estate Certification after nine months of schooling.

    Anthony Beliotis
    Secondary Parent Commissioner
    abeliotis@swlauriersb.qc.ca
    Representing High Schools Parents

    • Resident of Laval
    • Parent of children who currently attend SWLSB secondary schools

    Tara Anderson
    Elementary Parent Commissionner

    tanderson@swlauriersb.qc.ca
    Representing Elementary Schools Parents

    • Resident of Saint-Jérôme
    • Mother of two children
    • Ste-Agathe Academy Graduate
    • John Abbott College Graduate
    • Specialization Human Environment & Minor Sociology - Concordia University
    • Major Political Science & Elective Marketing - Concordia University
    • Early Childhood Education - Champlain College
    • Governing Board Member at Laurentia Elementary School - Parent Committee Delegate (2017 to present), Secretary (2017 to Present), Vice-Chair (2018 to present)
    • Laurentia Elementary PPO member (2018 to present)
    • Sir Wilfrid Laurier Parents' Committee (2017 to present)
    • English Parents' Committee Association of Quebec (2017 to present)
    • Preschool Educator

    Stéphane Henley
    Special Needs Students, Parent Commissioner

    shenley@swlauriersb.qc.ca
    Representing parents of students with special needs (SEAC)



    Ethics Commissioner


    Me Vincent Guida
    Ethics Commissioner vincentg@holmested.ca

    514 874-2000 extension 231

    The Ethics commissioner is named by the Council of Commissioners and is mandated to examine or inquire into alleged or actual conduct that may be contrary to standards of ethics or professional conduct, or charged with determining or imposing appropriate penalties.