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MONTREAL, JUNE 20, 2007- The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) Council of Commissioners has appointed Mario Tirelli as the new deputy director general. He will succeed Donald A. Reid, who is retiring, as of July 1.

Since 2000 Mr. Tirelli has been an EMSB regional director, overseeing 30 elementary, secondary, outreach and social affairs schools. He has also served on a number of committees, including Long Range Planning. Prior to his appointment as a regional director he spent 12 years as the principal of three schools in St. Léonard – Honoré Mercier, Pierre de Coubertin and Laurier Macdonald. From 1977 to 1986 he served as the vice-principal of four schools – Napoleon Courtemanche, Roussin Academy, John Paul I and Laurier Macdonald. He began his career in education 35 years ago, in 1972, as a mathematics teacher at Laurier Macdonald.

Over the years Mr. Tirelli has held a number of other positions including vice-president and member of the Association of English Montreal Board Administrators, a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Montreal Athletic Association, the Comité Consultatif Central de Gestion Commission scolaire Jerome Le Royer, the Association des directrices et directeurs d'établissements d'enseignement de Le Royer and the Association Régional du Sport Scolaire de Montréal.

In his new capacity, Mr. Tirelli will work directly with EMSB Director General Antonio Lacroce.

Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213