HSCDSB Principal Receives Prestigious Honour


The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) is pleased announce that Chris Vuorensyrja, the principal at St. Mary Catholic School in Massey, has been named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals™ by The Learning Partnership (TLP).

Vuorensyrja was one of forty principals across Canada to be recognized and the only principal of a Northern Ontario school to be so honoured.

Chris Vuorensyrja
Chris Vuorensyrja

“We are ecstatic to hear that Chris is being recognized by The Learning Partnership. Chris has done a tremendous job creating a positive and engaging Catholic community at St. Mary. His leadership is prompting staff to great achievements and that is creating successful learning environments for students in all grades at St. Mary. Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Chris,” said HSCDSB Director of Education, John Stadnyk.

“It is an honour to be recognized by The Learning Partnership and members of my community as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals. I look forward to connecting with others from across the country as we join together in Toronto for the executive leadership course that comes with this recognition. A special thanks to my colleagues for the amazing show of support throughout the day as well. I work with a wonderful community of educators,” said Vuorensyrja.

Principals are recognized by TLP based on how they demonstrate innovation, have an entrepreneurial spirit and are creative in finding solutions and opportunities.

Vuorensyrja will receive his award at the 11th annual Canada’s Outstanding Principals™ gala on February 24, 2015, in Toronto. The forty recipients will also benefit from an exclusive five-day executive leadership training program at one of Canada’s top business schools, the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The program will introduce them to leadership and management practices presented by business leaders and Rotman instructors.

To read the complete media release from The Learning Partnership click here.