|EMSB DIRECTOR GENERAL ROBERT STOCKER STEPS DOWN; COUNCIL OF COMMISIONERS ADOPT CHANGES TO THE ORGANIGRAM|
MONTREAL, MAY 27, 2015- The English Montreal School Board Council of Commissioners has approved a number of important changes to their organigram.
After five years as Director General of the EMSB, Robert Stocker has decided to step down, effective June 1, 2015 and will assume the role of conseiller cadre until June 30, 2016. " We wish to thank Mr. Stocker for his dedicated service these past five years,” commented EMSB Chairman Angela Mancini. “I am pleased that he will remain with us and we will still be able to rely on his experience for the next year. His wealth of knowledge and invaluable experience will be an asset to our senior management on various files.''
Mr. Stocker will be replaced on an interim basis by Deputy Director General, Administration Division, Angelo Marino. A selection process will be activated immediately in order to have a new Director General in place before the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year. The new EMSB organigram will have only one Deputy Director, Education Division, compared to the two presently in office. The Council of Commissioners has announced that Paola. Miniaci will remain in that post while Roma Medwid will be placed on special assignment, as of July 1. ''Ms. Medwid's passion for our children and her proven successes with various projects have been many within our organization and I thank her for close to 40 years of loyal service to the public education system and the last five as the Deputy Director General,'' stated Ms.. Mancini "We are pleased to continue to work with Ms. Medwid on future projects."
Stated Mr. Stocker: “There are moments in life when one needs to take a step back to assess how to best attain professional goals and still pursue personal interests. In the past few months I have taken the opportunity to assess how I can best serve the EMSB as it faces new challenges and moves in new directions.
“In the close to 16 years that I have had the pleasure of working for the EMSB – including close to five as Director General – I have borne witness to astonishing accomplishments made possible by an incredibly talented team of individuals. These accomplishments have been attained because of the dedication, professionalism, and focus on our core values- not the least of which is to never give up on any of our students. I am confident that the EMSB will continue to rise to new heights in the journey that lies ahead.”
Michael J. Cohen