Our Staff & Board Members

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About Our Members

The Island Catholic School Board, in faith, unity and collaboration with local school and parish communities supports, oversees, protects, and fosters the Catholic school ethos and culture.

Inspired by Jesus Christ and the mission of the Church, the Island Catholic School Board is a visible presence in the Diocese of Victoria supporting, building and expanding Catholic Education. We believe…

Island Catholic Schools Staff

Island Catholic Schools Staff & Board Members

Superintendent of Schools
Katja Groves
Director - Office of Faith Formation & Evangelization
Gwen Jahelka
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Heidi Pivaral
Financial Controller
Lise Derzaph
Payroll
Sarah Fitzmaurice
Accounting Assistant
Vinetta Padayachee
Accounting Assistant
Khushboo Rai
Information or General Questions

Island Catholic Schools Board of Directors

Voting Board Member
Bishop Gary Gordon
Voting Board Member
Fr. John Laszczyk
Voting Board Member
Fr. William Hann
Voting Board Member
Cynthia Bouchard
Voting Board Member
Manuel Achadinha
Voting Board Member
Blanche Barco
Voting Board Member
Michael Doyle
Voting Board Member
Dale Gross
Voting Board Member
Audrey Thom
Voting Board Member
Alice Valiquette
Non-Voting Board Member
Katja Groves
Non-Voting Board Member
Leah MacKenzie
School Bishop's Delegates & Local School Council Chairpersons

School Bishop's Delegates/Pastors

St. John Paul II: Fr. Michael Tran
Queen of Angels: Fr. Roger Poblete
St. Andrew’s Regional High School: Fr. Eduardo Santos
St. Joseph’s: Fr. Alfredo Monacelli
St. Patrick’s: Fr. William Hann

Chairpersons 2020 - 2021

Local School Council

Called to Service: The Role of Local School Council, click here to learn more.
Local School Council Election Package, click here to learn more.

St. John Paul II: Mrs. Marina Slusar
Queen of Angels: TBD
St. Andrew’s Regional High School: Mr. James Wale
St. Joseph’s Victoria: Mrs. Erika Dalla Torre
St. Patrick’s: Mr. Graham McDonough

Employment Opportunities

At Island Catholic Schools we are committed to becoming guiding lights for a brighter future and to charting a new direction for Catholic education on Vancouver Island.

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