Catholic school board picks new education director

Local Catholic schools are getting a new education director.

Deb Crawford is a former principal at St. Christopher in Sarnia and currently a superintendent of education with the St. Clair Catholic District School Board.

She will assume the top job on Jan. 1, replacing the retiring Dan Parr.

As a superintendent, Crawford spearheaded a number of board initiatives on student success, mental health and special education.

She is also a board director at the Erie-St. Clair Local Health Integration Network, and is a past president of the Ontario Catholic Supervisory Officers’ Association.

“For many people, both inside and outside the organization, Deb’s appointment will come as no surprise,” said board chairperson John Van Heck.

“She is eminently qualified and uniquely positioned to carry forward each of the board’s many priorities.”

The process of finding a new education superintendent has also begun.