School Council Members

As a School Council we offer all parents, volunteers, and community members a forum for involvement in the school. Our mission is to maintain and promote a positive, healthy, safe and Catholic environment in which our children will learn, grow and play; in active partnership with our parents, educators, Church and community.

Chair: Stacey Haggar

Vice Chair: Alison Baroudi 
Treasurer: Brett Howard

Secretary: Laura Wingate

Communication Rep: Stephanie Luedee

Parish Rep: Suzanne Di Nardo

CSPA Rep: Alana McDonell

Voting Members At Large:
Kerri Curry
Darcie Laur
Chloe Van Oostende
Andrea Rathwell
Laura Glasper
Melanie Bakker
Geeta Gera 

Teacher rep: Elisabeth Larock

Vice Principal: Alison Hicks

Principal: Shelly Lyonnais

Council News & Information

The Catholic School Council (CSC) would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and returning families to St. Leonard. Together, we are all blessed to be part of such a special school community.

We are fortunate to have such a talented, dedicated and hard-working team of council members. Together our role is to:
  • Participate in information and training programs
  • Participate in standing committees and special purpose committees
  • Act as a link between council and the community
  • Encourage the participation of parents and others within the school community.
  • Contribute to the discussions of council
  • Act as an advisory body to help increase communication between the school and its community and to serve the needs of students.
Everyone is invited to attend our CSC meetings and become involved in the CSC activities. Your involvement will enrich you and your child's school experience. Any time or expertise you can lend is greatly appreciated! The composition of the school council should reflect the diversity of the community it serves.

OCSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

The Ottawa Catholic School Board Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is a provincially mandated committee made up of parents, a trustee, a principal and the Director of Education. The purpose of PIC is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the school board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. The parent members of the OCSB PIC are appointed by CSPA. 

The Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA)
 is a volunteer group representing the parents in our school board. We are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through our website, Twitter, and email newsletters we provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario; plus we share great tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join our e-mail list, follow us on Twitter or attend CSPA monthly meetings.

Visit the CSPA website to learn more about CSPA and the work we do to support parents and their children in our schools.

Council Meeting Information

Virtual Council meetings are usually held the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  See the school calendar located on our school website for changes.

Connect Our School Council

To contact the school council, please consider attending one of our monthly meetings held the third Tuesday of each month.