Jennifer Maccarone, chairperson of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, has announced the appointment of Gaëlle Absolonne as the SWLSB’s new Director General effective September 10. Ms. Absolonne’s nomination was confirmed by a unanimous decision of the Council of Commissioners at a recent Special Council meeting.
According to a statement from the SWLSB, Ms. Absolonne brings over 22 years of experience in the education milieu at many levels. Beginning her career as a teacher, she has also occupied leadership positions in the elementary, secondary, and adult education/vocational training sectors. She has served as a Director of service, and most recently Assistant Director General at the Commission scolaire de Laval.
Passion and expertise
“We are confident that Ms. Absolonne’s leadership and knowledge will benefit our students, our employees, and our communities,” said Maccarone. “Her passion, expertise, and dedication will take our school board to the next level as we implement winning strategies that are in line with the board’s Commitment to Success Plan, recently adopted by the Council of Commissioners.”
“As a former employee, Ms. Absolonne keenly understands the challenges and diverse needs of our board,” she added. “Her unique profile, as well her belief in and commitment to public education, are key elements that will help to mobilize stakeholders to achieve our goals. She will be a great addition to our team, and it is a pleasure to welcome her back.”