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2019 JULY 4, 2019 ST. PETER THE APOSTLE NEWS FROM THE NEW PRINCIPAL
Published on Jul 5, 2019 10:34



       Click on link-     ST. PETER THE APOSTLE SURVEY

 July 4, 2019

Dear St. Peter the Apostle school community members,

My name is Susan Eccleshall, and I’m extremely happy to join the staff of St. Peter the Apostle as

the new Principal.

I’m very passionate about education and I look forward to partnering with you to provide our

students with an engaging and high-quality elementary school experience that meets their social,

physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Prior to entering the field of education, I developed leadership skills while working in the

hospitality industry, spending over 20 years in Hotel and Food and Beverage Management. Since

joining the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board in 2005, I have served in a variety of

teaching and educational leadership roles - some of which included classroom teacher, Math

Lead, Science Lead, Special Education Resource Teacher, and K-8 Vice-Principal and Principal. I

have been very involved in Eco-schools, Social Justice Teams, and Healthy Schools Teams.

I believe that great learning is authentic learning, and that every student can learn. To that end, I

will be working closely with all staff members to create learning opportunities that are engaging,

relevant and differentiated according to student needs. In order to do this, I will be providing

teachers with positive support and access to professional development, and we will be reaching

out to parents for support with academic and behavioural concerns. We will be asking for

students to direct and take responsibility for their own learning, and to develop problem-solving

skills while they are in the safe environment of elementary school.

It is important to me that we are all working together as a team for the success and well-being of

the children.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve in this role. To me, it is both an honour and a sacred trust.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would

like to share. I would also greatly appreciate it if you would take a few moments to complete the

attached survey.

Susan Eccleshall - seccleshall@smcdsb.on.ca