For Immediate Release
Michael Chechile, Director General of the LBPSB to Retire
Dorval, April 16, 2019 – The Council of Commissioners announces the upcoming retirement of the Lester B. Pearson’s beloved Director General, Michael Chechile, effective Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
“It is with mixed emotions that we accept the retirement of Michael Chechile after 4 years of outstanding commitment, and dedication as the Director General of the Lester B. Pearson School Board.”, said Noel Burke, Chair of LBPSB. “Michael has brought our Board to new heights with the adoption of a new and progressive Vision Statement, an emphasis of board-wide wellness initiatives, and pedagogical innovations in technology and learning environments, such as Deep Learning.”
Michael Chechile was appointed Director General of the Lester B. Pearson School Board on June 8, 2015. Prior to his appointment, he served as Pedagogical Consultant, Vice-Principal, Principal, Director of Educational Services and as Senior Director of Educational Services and Technology. He was responsible for the creation of the Digital Citizenship Program - a program that served as the inspiration for the development of Quebec Ministry of Education resources related to learning in the digital age. He was responsible, as well, for bringing the first-ever Google Applications for Education Summit to Quebec. His pedagogical career has spanned 33 years.
Michael’s contributions to English education in this province and beyond are truly distinguished, and his impact on teaching and learning are immeasurable. He has led by example with innovation and integrity. He has shown the way for countless colleagues, staff, teachers, school leaders and system leaders. And, he has always done so with humility, affability and a genuine skill for connecting with people and respecting where it is they sit.
He will be missed.
The Council of Commissioners will start the process of finding a new Director General in the weeks to come, with a decision expected at the June Council meeting.