Former Cornwall teacher named French public superintendent of education

In this provided photo, Carl Dussault has been named the superintendent of education for the French public school board of Eastern Ontario on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Dussault started his work with the board in 2002 in Cornwall. (CEPEO via Newswatch Group)

OTTAWA – A teacher who started with the French public school board in Eastern Ontario in Cornwall has been named the superintendent of education for the board.

The French-language board (CEPEO) announced Wednesday (Jan. 13) that Carl Dussault has been appointed to the position.

With over 20 years experience in the education system, Dussault started his career teaching in Toronto and then joined CEPEO in 2002 as a high school teacher in Cornwall. Since March of last year he has been an elementary school principal in Ottawa.

Dussault had leadership qualities in school management positions and maintained excellent relationships with school communities, creating a caring and safe environment, the board said in a French news release.

He has also worked for the Ontario Ministry of Education, providing leadership to Francophone school boards.

He will move into his new executive role March 1.

CEPEO has nearly 17,000 students in 43 schools from Trenton to Hawkesbury, including locations in Cornwall and Alexandria.