OCSB Chair and Vice-Chair Acclaimed for Another Year
Trustee Mark D. Mullan who represents Zone 8, Alta Vista/Gloucester Southgate, was acclaimed Chair of the Ottawa Catholic School Board Tuesday evening. Trustee Mullan is in his 25th year of serving Catholic students. He is entering his sixth term as Chair of the Board, having already served as the Chair in 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021.
Vice-Chair Trustee Jeremy Wittet was also acclaimed at the Board’s annual general meeting. He represents Zone 7, Kitchissippi/Bay, and has served as Trustee since 2017. This is his third time as the OCSB Vice-Chair. He also held the role in 2018-2019, 2020-2021.
Trustee Mullan thanked his fellow trustees for “Entrusting me once again with this opportunity to be a leader in Catholic Education.” Chair Mullan said, “Our Board is built on relationships. We are a large organization that treats its students and staff like family. The pandemic has been challenging, yet together, our Director of Education and our administrators focused on building relationships. We found innovative and meaningful ways to engage our students in their learning, support their well-being, and care for our community. I look forward to another year of working with my fellow trustees to live out our strategic commitments so we can continue to help our students and staff succeed.”
Vice-chair Wittet shared his appreciation with colleagues for their faith in his leadership. He said, “Our strategic commitments and Deep Learning framework guided us over the past few years and encouraged our students to become innovative thinkers, to challenge inequities and to advance mental health initiatives. As leaders in Catholic education, we must continue to focus and champion equity and diversity in our classrooms, playgrounds, and board rooms. I remain committed to doing my part to lead through an equity lens. We must ensure all students and staff feel welcomed and supported.”