St. Clair Catholic school board appoints new director of education

St. Clair Catholic District School Board appoints Scott Johnson as the new director of education. (Photo supplied by St. Clair Catholic District School Board)

The St. Clair Catholic District School Board has a new director of education.

Board chair John Van Heck announced Scott Johnson has been appointed the role, taking over current director, Deb Crawford, who announced her retirement in March.

“As a result of his tremendous breadth of experience and his proven leadership at St. Clair Catholic, Scott is well-positioned to lead the board into the future,” Van Heck said.

Over the last 6 years, Johnson served as the board’s superintendent of education. He began his career in Catholic school education in 1992 with the Halton Catholic District School Board before becoming a high school teacher with St. Clair Catholic in 2005.

During his time with the St. Clair Catholic, he became a vice-principal in Sarnia at the former St. Christopher Catholic Secondary School and later, a principal at Holy Trinity Catholic School.

Johnson also oversaw the development of several education programs including, alternative education, school within a college, high-risk co-operative education and program that provides support to Grade 8 students before they enter high school.

“I am excited for the future and I’m confident that as we begin to exit this pandemic, we will enter a new world of learning,” Johnson said in a video announcement.

Johnson’s new role takes effect October 1.