Staffing Updates for 2020-2021

posted Jun 8, 2020, 9:16 AM by Tania Gamache


Dear Parents/Guardians and Students of St. Thomas More,

This is the time of year when teaching LTO contracts come to an end and staffing transfers/surplus declarations get confirmed. Some long-standing members of STM have made the decision to seek new opportunities in other schools, some have shifted career pathways and others have secured positions closer to home.

On behalf of St. Thomas More, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to the following staff for their amazing dedication, commitment and contributions they have made to our community during their time at St. Thomas More. They will be greatly missed!

The following staffing changes have been confirmed for the 2020-21 school year:

Denise Gotell (Retirement June 30)

Tania Gamache promoted to Principal at Divine Infant Elementary

Tracey Martin transferred to Guardian Angels Elementary

Joyce Robinson promoted to Vice-Principal at St. Cecilia Elementary

Christine Chuey transferred to St. Benedict Elementary

Kerry McDaniel transferred to St. Luke Ottawa

Melissa Desormeaux transferred to St. Benedict Elementary

Rob Dawson transferred to Divine Infant Elementary

Lynn Champagne transferred to St. Benedict Elementary

Alison McClurg (EA) and Drahomira Stehlikova (EA) (Surplus Status)

Mayora McCarthy (FDK), Nina Caicco (Gr. 1), Diane Maheu (Gr. 1/2) will be completing their LTO contracts at the end of June. 

Andria Lappa (Gr. 1), Morgan James (Gr. 6) and Marina Gagliano (Gr. 5) will all be on maternity leave next year.


Special Welcome to the following educators, who will be joining the STM WolfPack in September 2020:

Chris Risto (Principal St. Thomas More, currently at St. Luke Nepean)

Teri Shurb (Vice-Principal St. Thomas More, currently at St. George)

Micheline Boileau-Bougon (Resource, currently at St. Marguerite d’Youville)

Luisa Mariani ( Resource, currently at St. Luke Nepean)

Kelly McGee (Primary Division, currently at Student Success Dept OCSB)

Noreen Nuzhat (ECE with FDK, currently at St. Marguerite d’Youville)

Please note: Staffing for next year is not fully completed at this time. We will keep our community informed as current vacancies get filled. 

Stay safe! Stay well!

With thanks,

Your leadership team,

Ms. Gotell and Mrs. Gamache