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Senior Administration appointments and Secondary Principal-Vice Principal appointments

For Immediate Release
June 23, 2021

GUELPH, Ontario – At the June 23, 2021, meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board, Trustees received the following information regarding staff appointments.

Superintendent Appointments:

Acting Superintendent Pat Hamilton has been appointed as Superintendent of Education. Hamilton comes to the position of Superintendent with 27 years of experience in the UGDSB, 13 of those at the administrator level, having served as Principal at Orangeville DSS and Centre Dufferin DHS, as well as Vice-Principal at Guelph CVI and Centre Dufferin DHS. He has also held the positions of Program Leader at Westside SS and Teacher at Westside SS and Orangeville DSS.

Hamilton has a Master of Education from OISE – University of Toronto, a Master of Science in Secondary Teaching, and a Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University. He has strong leadership skills and an interest in student-centred problem solving and employing a Human Rights and Equity lens into his daily work. Hamilton had been assigned as Principal at Westside Secondary School (WSS) for September 2021. He will officially begin his permanent position as Superintendent of Education on July 1, 2021.

Matt McCutcheon has been appointed as Superintendent of Education effective Sept. 1, 2021. McCutcheon is currently a Superintendent with the Peel District School Board. McCutcheon began teaching in 1997. He served as a school administrator for nine years and prior to becoming a Superintendent of Education at the Peel DSB, held the position of Manager of Human Resources.

McCutcheon has a Master of Education from Brock University, Master of Science in Education from Niagara University, Bachelor of Arts from York University and Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Ottawa.

Secondary Principal of Program:

Wendy McIntosh, Principal at Centre Dufferin District High School (CDDHS), has been placed in the position of Secondary Principal of Program. McIntosh will begin this position officially on Sept. 1, 2021.

Secondary Principal Appointments:

Secondary Vice-Principal Appointments:

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