Executive Director of Facilities and Planning Services Ivano Cecchini was one of 12 provincial winners of the Excellence in Education Award. Mr. Cecchini was recognized in the district leadership category, recognizing those that exemplify visionary leadership and equity that contributes to the success of students.
Mr. Cecchini has led the Facilities department with passion, drive, and integrity which has allowed the department to thrive, creating a group that feels pride in their work and is encouraged to explore increased efficiencies and innovations that support district goals and, ultimately, students. With Mr. Cecchini's unique experience as an educator that is now leading a facilities department, he brings an interesting perspective to the role and an understanding of educational needs which connects the two streams for a positive outcome. Including educators in the planning and design of new facilities has greatly impacted our schools already and will continue to shape our projects in the future. Environmental considerations, indoor and outdoor, green initiatives, conservation, and efficiency come into play but also colour, natural light, air circulation, and noise reduction of HVAC and electrical systems are included. Mr. Cecchini's efforts have had a direct positive impact on our schools, students, and staff and he is most deserving of this award. Congratulations!