Beverley Eckensweiler Acclaimed as President of OCSTA


Toronto – April 30, 2018 – The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) is pleased to announce that Beverley Eckensweiler, Chair of the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board, was acclaimed as President of OCSTA at the Association’s Annual General Meeting and Conference on April 27. As the Association’s former Vice President, President Eckensweiler’s experience and knowledge of the priorities of Catholic school boards and the issues and initiatives at the forefront of Ontario’s education system today will contribute to the vitality and progress of Ontario’s Catholic school system.

“I am inspired by the commitment of the men and women who answer the call to serve as Catholic trustees and I am committed to supporting them in their roles as guardians, stewards and advocates for publicly funded Catholic education in Ontario. As OCSTA’s president, I look forward to continuing the tradition of ensuring that the local perspective trustees are elected to represent helps to inform the work to be done by OCSTA at the provincial level,” said President Eckensweiler.

Serving with President Eckensweiler on the OCSTA executive is Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington CDSB Chair, Michelle Griepsma, who was elected Vice President, and OCSTA’s immediate Past-President, Hamilton-Wentworth CDSB Chair, Patrick J. Daly.

The following trustees were appointed to the OCSTA Board of Directors for the 2018-2020 term:

Region 6 – Toronto CDSB: Trustee Ann Andrachuk and Trustee Michael Del Grande
Region 7 – Dufferin-Peel CDSB: Trustee Mario Pascucci and Trustee Thomas Thomas
Region 8 – York CDSB: Trustee Carol Cotton
Region 12 – Ottawa CSB: Trustee Brian Coburn

The complete list of trustees on OCSTA’s Board of Directors can be viewed at

Ottawa Catholic School Board Trustee, Mark Mullan was elected by the membership to represent OCSTA on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association.

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is the provincial voice for publicly funded Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents the interests of Catholic school boards that collectively educates approximately 550,000 students in Ontario, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.

For more information, please contact:
Sharon McMillan, Director of Communications
Tel: 416-932-9460, ext. 232 –