Catholic Board Director Terry Lyons To Retire

Tuesday February 9th, 2021

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Terry Lyons has announced plans to step down as Director of Education at the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board on July 31st, 2021.

Lyons began his role with the WECDSB as Executive Superintendent of Human Resources in 2015 and took over as Director in October of 2017, following Paul Picard’s retirement.

Board Chair Fulvio Valentinis thanked Lyons for his passion and dedicated service to the Board and his collaboration with Trustees, citing among his many accomplishments the acquisition of a new site for a replacement for Catholic Central High School and moving the project forward; succession planning and building greater administrative capacity by encouraging more people to step into leadership positions; and navigating the Board through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This has been the most challenging but also the most rewarding part of my career,” said Lyons. “I was honoured to have the opportunity to serve this school board, our students and their families. I’ve always lived by the credo that we need to be better today than we were yesterday and better tomorrow then we were today, and I think that has resonated with so many of our staff who are clearly committed to continually finding new and better ways to help our students succeed.”

Valentinis said the next step for the Board would be to launch a thorough search process to find a replacement for Lyons.

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