Executive Council

Our Executive Council consists of 11 Superintendents who lead our departments and schools throughout the city of Ottawa. Guided by our Director and Associate Director of Education, they play a crucial role in ensuring our schools are safe places for your child to learn, grow and discover their God-given potential.

Thomas D'Amico

Thomas D'Amico

Director of Education and Secretary-Treasurer


Phone: 613-224-4455 Ext 2272

Fax: 613-228-4158

Email: Director@ocsb.ca

Thomas D’Amico was appointed Director of Education and Secretary-Treasurer of the Ottawa Catholic School Board in August 2020. Previous to that, he served as the Associate Director of Education from 2015 to 2020. Mr. D’Amico has over 30 years of experience in education, including as a teacher, school administrator, and Superintendent of Human Resources and Superintendent of Learning Technologies. He is an award-winning educator recognized with the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Canada’s Outstanding Principal award. As a Superintendent, he received the EXL award to recognize excellence among members of the superintendency.

Mr. D’Amico holds a Bachelor of Education and a Masters in Physical Education from the University of Ottawa. He obtained his Honours in Physical Education from McMaster University. Tom also holds an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management from the University of Windsor Law Department. On a personal level, Tom is involved with his local parish, St. John the Evangelist. He is also an off-ice official with the NHL. Tom and his wife Michelle have two daughters, Laura and Christina, both graduates of the Ottawa Catholic School Board.

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Mary Donaghy

Mary Donaghy

Associate Director of Education and Assistant Secretary

Phone: 613-224-4455 Ext 2278
Fax: 613-228-4158
Email: Associate.Director@ocsb.ca


Holy Trinity Family of Schools

  • Holy Trinity High School
  • Holy Redeemer School
  • St. Anne School
  • St. James School
  • St. Martin de Porres School


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Nicola Benton

Nicola Benton

Superintendent of Special Education and Student Services

Phone: 224-4455 Ext. 2351

Email: nicola.benton@ocsb.ca


St. Peter Family of Schools

  • Our Lady of Wisdom School
  • St. Peter High School
  • St. Clare School
  • St. Dominic School
  • St. Francis of Assisi School
  • St. Theresa School

Lester B. Pearson Family of Schools

  • Lester B. Pearson High School
  • Good Shepherd School
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
  • St. Brother Andre School
  • St. John Paul II School
  • Thomas D’Arcy McGee School

M.F. McHugh Education Centre


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Geoff Edwards

Geoff Edwards

Superintendent of Learning Technologies

Phone: 613-224-4455 Ext 2303

Fax: 613-224-0793

Email: Geoffrey.Edwards@ocsb.ca


Notre Dame Family of Schools

  • Notre Dame Catholic High School
  • Dr. F.J. McDonald Catholic School
  • Our Lady of Fatima School
  • St. Anthony School
  • St. Daniel School
  • St. Elizabeth School
  • St. George School

St. Joseph Family of Schools

  • St. Joseph High School
  • St. Benedict School
  • St. Cecilia School
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School
  • St. Emily School
  • St. Patrick School


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Debbie Kealey

Debbie Kealey

Superintendent of Leading & Learning

Phone: 613-224-4455 ext 2342

Fax: 613-224-3230

Email: Deborah.Kealey@ocsb.ca


St. Francis Xavier Family of Schools

  • St. Francis Xavier High School
  • St. Bernard School
  • St. Jerome School

St. Patrick’s Family of Schools

  • St. Patrick’s High School
  • Prince of Peace School
  • Holy Cross School
  • Holy Family School
  • St. Gemma School
  • St. Luke, Ottawa School
  • St. Thomas More School
  • St. Marguerite d’Youville School


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 Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly

Superintendent of Student Success (Intermediate and Secondary)

Phone: 613-224-4455 Ext 2371

Email: sean.kelly@ocsb.ca


St. Matthew Family of Schools

  • St. Matthew High School
  • Chapel Hill Catholic School
  • Convent Glen Catholic School
  • Divine Infant School
  • St. Kateri Tekakwitha School

Immaculata Family of Schools

  • Immaculata High School
  • Assumption School
  • Corpus Christi School
  • St. Brigid School
  • St. Michael School, Ottawa


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Steve McCabe

Steve McCabe

Superintendent of Human Resources

Phone: 613-224-4455 Ext 2402
Fax: 613-228-4154
Email: Stephen.McCabe@ocsb.ca


All Saints Family of Schools

  • All Saints High School
  • Georges Vanier School
  • St. Gabriel School
  • St. Isabel School
  • St. Isidore School
  • St. Michael, Corkery School
  • St. Michael, Fitzroy School

St. Mark Family of Schools

  • St. Mark High School
  • St. Catherine School
  • St. Leonard School
  • St. Mary School


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Shelley Montgomery

Shelley Montgomery

Superintendent of Student Success, Elementary

Phone: 613-224-4455 Ext 2345
Fax: 613-224-3932
Email: Shelley.Montgomery@ocsb.ca


Sacred Heart Family of Schools

  • Sacred Heart High School
  • Guardian Angels School
  • Holy Spirit School
  • St. Philip School
  • St. Stephen School

St. Pius X Family of Schools

  • Frank Ryan Catholic Intermediate School
  • St. Augustine School
  • St. Gregory School
  • St. John XXIII School
  • St. Monica School
  • St. Pius X High School
  • St. Rita School

Blessed Carlo virtual school


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Lisa Schimmens

Lisa Schimmens

Superintendent of Finance and Administration and Assistant Treasurer

Phone: 613-224-4455 Ext 2281
Fax: 613-224-0132
Email: Lisa.Schimmens@ocsb.ca

No assigned family of schools.

Miro Vala

Miro Vala

Superintendent of Planning and Facilities

Phone: 613-224-4455 Ext 2322
Fax: 613-228-2353
Email: Miro.Vala@ocsb.ca

No assigned family of schools.

Ben Vallati

Ben Vallati

Superintendent of Continuing and Community Education


Phone: 613-224-4455 Ext 2501
Fax: 613-228-9253
Email: Ben.Vallati@ocsb.ca


St. Mother Teresa Family of Schools

  • St. Mother Teresa High School
  • Monsignor Paul Baxter School
  • St. Andrew School
  • St. Luke School, Nepean

St. Paul Family of Schools

  • St. Paul High School
  • Our Lady of Peace School
  • Our Lady of Victory School
  • St. John the Apostle School
  • St. Rose of Lima School

Adult Family of Schools

  • St. Joseph Adult High School
  • St. Nicholas Adult High Schools (Central and West)
  • St. Patrick’s Adult High School

St. Josephine virtual school


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