Trustee Linda Ward has been recognized by her colleagues at St. Clair Catholic and across the province, as she reaches the milestone of 30 years as a Catholic Trustee.
Mrs. Ward was first elected to the former Lambton County Roman Catholic Separate School Board in 1991. Since that time, she has served as Vice Chair of the Board and as a Regional Director with the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) since 2007. In that capacity, she served on a number of provincial OCSTA committees, including Labour Relations and Legislation and Finance. She has also served on the Minister’s Advisory Committee for Special Education. Her community involvement includes active participation in her parish and 10 years with the Sarnia-Lambton United Way, serving as its President for three years.
“For 30 years, you have worked tirelessly in the best interest of the students of the St. Clair Catholic District School Board and faithfully lived your school system’s mission of Learning together today, transforming tomorrow,” says Patrick Daly, President of the OCSTA in a congratulatory letter to Mrs. Ward.
Bishop Ronald Fabbro of the Diocese of London also forwarded an expression of his appreciation.
“Your years of dedicated and faithful stewardship of Catholic Education, serving the students and families, is truly a reflection of your love for God,” says Bishop Fabbro.
The framed letter from the OCSTA and expression of appreciation from Bishop Fabbro were presented to Mrs. Ward in a brief ceremony this evening, following the Initial Board Meeting.