For Immediate Release
North Bay, Ontario - The Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario (CSPNE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michel Pagé as Superintendent of Education.
Mr. Pagé has been a committed educator for the francophone population of Nipissing since 1996 and has been an active contributor to the academic and community environment in our region. Principal of several schools since 2002, he has also been supervising and coaching elementary and secondary schools in Northwestern Ontario for the past two years as Superintendent of Education for the Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario.
Over the years, Mr. Pagé has always encouraged the development and growth of his students and colleagues. He is also recognized as a key figure in the building of the Nipissing francophone community through his involvement with the cultural centre Les Compagnons des francs-loisirs and groups such as APCM, Réseau Ontario, and AFO. It is through this community involvement that he continues to ensure an important place for francophones in our community so that they have a place to call their own.
Michel Pagé’s candidacy meets the expectations and needs of the CSPNE’s administrative team. We are confident that he will succeed in providing leadership to support the current team in carrying out the new 2022+ strategic plan and in developing a shared renewed vision for French-language public education in Northern Ontario. Over the past 25 years, he has demonstrated leadership focused on collaboration, inclusiveness, continuous improvement and the implementation of a pedagogical vision that seeks to provide students with a learning environment conducive to their success and supportive of their well-being, said Director of Education Yves Laliberté.
CSPNE’s Chair, Denis Labelle, confirms that this decision is in line with the vision of the trustees for the future. They are confident that the arrival of Mr. Pagé will support the success and well-being initiatives and projects that promote the growth of the CSPNE while keeping the student at the heart of all its decisions throughout our territory.
Michel Pagé will assume his duties on January 31, 2022. His arrival comes following an administrative need for internal restructuring whereby Ms. Natalie Joncas-Raymond will now assume the superintendency of the business sector while Mr. Pagé will oversee the Board’s educational and school-related issues.
In closing, the school board team wishes every success to Mr. Pagé and to Ms. Joncas-Raymond in their new respective positions.
In accordance with universal values, the CSPNE covers an area of 46,453 km2 and provides the communities of Hearst, Kapuskasing, Iroquois Falls, Timmins, Temiskaming Shores, Sturgeon Falls, North Bay and Parry Sound with quality French-language education. Close to 2,100 northeastern Ontario students have chosen French-language public schools.
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Guylaine Scherer, Director of Communications
guylaine.scherer [a] cspne.ca | 888-591-5656 ext. 25263