|ANN MARIE MATHESON APPOINTED EMSB DIRECTOR GENERAL|
MONTREAL, JUNE 30, 2015 – Ann Marie Matheson has been appointed the new Director General of the English Montreal School Board, succeeding Robert Stocker who stepped down last month and now serves as a senior advisor.
Ms. Matheson’s connection to the EMSB dates back to the beginning of her 23 year career in education. As a member of the Student Services Department of the former Montreal Catholic School Board (MCSC), she was directly involved with programs meant to reduce absenteeism and increase student success rates in all high schools, including St. Raphael, St Pius X and Paul VI schools. For three years, from 2011 to 2014, Ms. Matheson was an EMSB commissioner for Ahuntsic.
Additionally, Ms. Matheson served as the International Baccalaureate Program Coordinator at Marymount Academy International in its founding years and most recently, was on loan-of-service to the Ministry of Education and had responsibility for the École Montréalaise Program in English schools – 19 of which were in the EMSB.
Most recently Ms. Matheson has worked for the Lester B. Pearson School Board as a principal at LaSalle Community Comprehensive High School. She was also an in-school administrator at St. Lawrence Academy Junior, Beurling Academy and ECS (Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School for Girls). Ms. Matherson is the parent of two children who have attended EMSB schools. As well she served on the Region 3 Parents Committee and Central Parents Committee in 2005.
“I believe Ann Marie is the ideal candidate at this time for our Board, said EMSB Chairman Angela Mancini. “Members of our selection committee wanted a pedagogue. Ann Marie has been a teacher, an international program coordinator, a vice-principal and a principal. She worked for the Ministry of Education and was a commissioner. The latter is a big plus for we have someone who will truly comprehend the political aspects of the job. We look forward to working with her.”
Michael J. Cohen