SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL
Camillo Cipriano was appointed Director of Education of Niagara Catholic in July, 2020, and took over the role on September 1. He comes to Niagara Catholic with 23 years of leadership and experience as a teacher and administrator in Catholic education. He most recently held the position of Superintendent of Education with the Halton Catholic District School Board. Mr. Cipriano has extensive knowledge about Ontario’s education system, with a particular focus on student mental health.
Mr. Cipriano holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University, and attended Teacher’s College at the University of Windsor. He also holds a Masters’ Degree in Educational Leadership from Niagara University.
Clark Euale joined Niagara Catholic as Controller of Facilities Services in 2020. Mr. Euale is responsible for ensuring all Niagara Catholic schools are clean and safe places for our students and staff to learn and work. He also oversees arrangements with childcare providers, and our Green Niagara Catholic initiative.
Ted Farrell joined Niagara Catholic in 1992 as a classroom teacher. He has served Niagara Catholic as a Vice-Principal and a Principal, and was appointed a Superintendent of Education in 2013.
Superintendent Farrell is responsible for Accommodation & Boundary Review, Alternative Programs & Community Partnerships, Continuing Education, International Education, Poverty Reduction and our eight Catholic secondary schools.
Lee Ann Forsyth-Sells
Lee Ann Forsyth- Sells joined Niagara Catholic in 1992 as Vice-Principal of Saint Michael Catholic High School. Lee Ann has also served Niagara Catholic as Principal of Monsignor Clancy Catholic High School, and as Program Officer of Curriculum. She was appointed Superintendent of Education in 2002.
Superintendent Forsyth-Sells is responsible for the Equity and Inclusive Education portfolio, which includes Accessibility, Board and School Improvement Planning, Mental Health and Well-Being, Parent Engagement, Research, Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting, and Safe and Accepting Schools, as well as being the Family of Schools’ Superintendent for the Catholic elementary schools in St. Catharines, Niagara- on- the Lake and Thorold.
Kimberly Kinney joined Niagara Catholic from the Ministry of Education as a Student Achievement Officer in the Student Achievement Supports Branch. She spent three years at the Ministry of Education in Student Achievement, following her time as an elementary principal in the Halton Catholic District School Board. Kimberly brings a wealth of student achievement knowledge to Niagara Catholic. She assumed the position of Superintendent of Education responsible for Program and Innovation, and elementary schools in Fort Erie, Pelham, Port Colborne, Wainfleet and Welland on September 1st, 2020.
Gino Pizzoferrato joins Niagara Catholic from the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. He has been an elementary principal with system leadership experience in Special Education, as Chair of the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic IPRC Committee and serves as a provincial facilitator for Principals’ Qualifications with the Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario (CPCO). Gino’s experiences will contribute to the system leadership for Niagara Catholic. He assumed the position of Superintendent of Education responsible for Student Support Services and elementary schools in Niagara Falls on September 1st, 2020.
Pat Rocca joined Niagara Catholic in 1994 as an occasional teacher, and became a permanent classroom teacher in 1995. He has served Niagara Catholic as a Vice-Principal and a Principal, was appointed a Superintendent of Education in 2017, and the Superintendent of Human Resources Services in 2020.
Giancarlo Vetrone joined Niagara Catholic in 2013 as Superintendent of Business and Financial Services. He previously worked for the Niagara Health System. He is a proud alumnus of Niagara Catholic and Brock University. Superintendent Vetrone is responsible for the Board’s Financial Services and Procurement, as well as Information Technology and Niagara Student Transportation Services.