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Beal to step down as SMCDSB Director for new post with ACBO

Posted March 11, 2020

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board Director of Education, Brian Beal, is leaving the position to become the new General Secretary for the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO), effective September 1, 2020.

Mr. Beal, whose retirement from the Board was approved by trustees last night, has been its Director since Feb. 2011, and spent 35 years in Catholic education as a teacher, vice-principal, principal, supervisory officer and Director of Education/Secretary Treasurer.

He was appointed to his new position during the ACBO's Annual Spring Plenary. Mr. Beal will be the 7th General Secretary of the ACBO and will be responsible for the overall functioning of the Assembly's Secretariat to accomplish the goals set by the bishops at their Plenary meetings," according to the press release. "The current General Secretary, Roger Lawler, has been asked by the Ontario Bishops to continue, prior to his retirement, in a consultative role for the period September 1 to October 9, 2020, in order to provide a transition period for an effective transfer of responsibilities."

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by Tony Veltri