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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Halton Catholic Board Announces Appointment of New Director of Education

At a Special In-Camera Meeting on June 28, 2018, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) approved the appointment of Patrick Daly as the Board's next Director of Education and Secretary. 

Patrick Daly, currently a Superintendent of Education with the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, will assume the role of Director of Education with the Halton Catholic District School Board on August 20, 2018.

“Patrick Daly is an accomplished Catholic educator and leader,” says Diane Rabenda, Chair of the Board. “The Board is incredibly confident that his extensive experience and commitment to student success will provide the ongoing vision, caring and excellence in education to ensure that our schools continue to thrive and serve the needs of our students, our families and our Catholic community.”

Prior to his career at Brant Haldimand Norfolk CatholicDaly served the Halton Catholic District School Board for 25 years as a secondary teacher and department head of Canadian and World Studies at St. Ignatius of Loyola and Notre Dame Catholic Secondary Schools. Daly also held administrative positions as Vice Principal at St. Ignatius of Loyola, and Principal at St. Thomas Aquinas and Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary Schools.​

I am excited to be returning to Halton Catholic to work alongside a strong senior administration team and dedicated teaching and support staff," says Patrick Daly. I look forward to our Board continuing to excel at providing educational experiences and opportunities to support all learners in safe and welcoming school environments, guided by our Gospel values and the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations."

As a Superintendent of Education for the past three years with the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, Daly headed a family of schools, and was responsible for all programs that support student success, Indigenous education, career pathways and continuing education. Daly worked in human resources by overseeing academic staffing, teacher recruitment and the new teacher induction program. He also served as the Chair of labour management, joint staffing and professional development committees.

Patrick Daly will become the Halton Catholic District School Board’s seventh Director of Education, and will succeed Paula Dawson, who announced her retirement earlier this year.​


The Halton Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic. A provincial leader in student achievement, HCDSB provides exceptional educational experiences and services to over 34,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. With a focus on Achieving, Believing, and Belonging, we provide our students and staff with the tools for realizing their fullest potential, while also instilling a life-long commitment to the community.

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