“I had the privilege to work with Carole in a co-chair of parent council/principal relationship.  I have never met a more dedicated selfless individual who consistently puts people in her charge as her first priority.  I truly learned a lot and hold the upmost respect from Carole and the way she conducts herself professionally”. – Michelle Watson Former Chair Chimo School Parent Council and current member of Smith Falls District High School Council

“I enthusiastically endorse Carole Dufort for the position of Trustee for Beckwith, Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills (English Public/UCDSB Ward 1). Carole Dufort has tirelessly dedicated her career to ensure students, educators and the community have what they need to succeed. I have seen Carole build her reputation as a leader who puts the welfare and needs of children first, who is an advocate for parents and community members who need answers and advice as well as a leader who will advocate diligently and find solutions for our growing community.
Knowing Carole’s dedication to education, her community and the growing minds of our children, I am thrilled that she is taking this next step to represent our community as a Trustee. With her in this role, our community will only benefit from her patience, diplomacy and passion”.  Lisa Kenny Former Caldwell Street Public School Parent Council Co-Chair

“Parents and students at “Sweets” loved what you did for our school while you were Principal here and I’m sure you’ll do a great job as trustee also”. Linda Pyne Parent  Sweet’s Corners Public School

“I have known Carole Dufort for 14 years.  During this period of time she demonstrated that she is a very honest and reliable person.  In 2004 she held the position of vice principal at the new Thousand Islands Elementary School where our two children attended. Carole was involved with the Parent Council and began an Anti-Bullying Committee that involved staff, parents and students.  Carole handled the many challenges of the 3 school communities coming together.  Because of Carole’s good judgement and proven work habits, I would highly recommend her for the position of UCDSB Trustee”.  Barb Dyer former TIES Parent

“Madame Dufort taught my 3 boys who were really not interested in French, but she still managed to hold their attention. One continued on in French Immersion.  She is a voice for the children and I would always want Carole in my corner”.  Jo-Anne Coutts former Queen Elizabeth School Parent

“Carole is a retired principal who had a history of listening carefully to parental concerns. Even in challenging situations she  was able to create favourable learning opportunities. She is a well respected, local educator whose ideas and concerns will be carefully considered by members of the Board. Her expertise and insight make her an ideal parent advocate in the role of Trustee”. – Ken Gendron Retired Arklan Community Public School Principal  

I will always look back fondly at the four years that Carole Dufort was principal at Caldwell Street Public School. The atmosphere was distinctly positive and highly productive thanks to Carole’s professionalism, leadership and can-do approach to any obstacles. I have no doubt she will bring these qualities to the role of Trustee as well. She has my confidence and my vote! Jennifer Hughes, former council chair, Caldwell Street P.S.

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