Catholic board adds ‘expertise’ to senior leadership team to serve Oakville, Burlington schools


Published May 23, 2023 at 6:18 pm

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) says its adding a “wealth of experience and expertise” with its latest hire.

On Tuesday (May 18) the local Board, which serves Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills, announced that Cassandra Jack-Caldeira is the Superintendent of Special Education Services, effective Aug. 1, 2023.

Jack-Caldeira (pictured above) has more than 21 years of working in Catholic education with Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, where she has served since first becoming a teacher in 2002.

After 10 years there she was named to the position of Elementary Vice-Principal and then was promoted to the role of Elementary Principal in 2014.

“I am proud to join the leadership team at the Halton Catholic District School Board,” says Jack-Caldeira. “HCDSB is widely recognized as one of the top districts in Ontario across multiple measures and is distinguished as a faith community that delivers an outstanding educational program with a strong student-centred focus.

“With the increase in student diversity within the Halton region, I am looking forward to serving the ongoing and growing needs of students, their families, and the Board’s communities as Superintendent, Special Education Services and I am thankful for this opportunity.”

Jack-Caldeira has also on a number of system-level and provincial committees, including the Initial Teacher Education Committee for the Institute for Catholic Education. She is currently the Chair of the Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario (CPCO) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Standing Committee.

“I am delighted to welcome Cassandra to our senior leadership team,” said John Klein, HDSB Director of Education. “She brings a wealth of expertise and experience to our district, and we look forward to learning from her as we work together to continue meeting the needs of the students and families we serve.”

Jack-Caldeira will replace Stephany Balogh in the position. Balogh left the Board in March of to accept a position with the Ministry of Education as Executive Director of the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch in the Student Support and Field Services Division.

Suzanne Rossini, retired Superintendent of Education (Special Education Services) with HCDSB is currently serving as Acting Superintendent, Special Education Services.

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