WCDSB welcomes Tyrone Dowling “back home” to Waterloo Catholic as New Director of Education.

The Board of Trustees of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Tyrone Dowling as the new Director of Education and Secretary of the Board.

Tyrone replaces Director Loretta Notten, who is retiring after a long and distinguished career in Catholic education.

Tyrone has 29 years of experience as a Catholic educator, including 21 years of administrative experience with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.  He has been a Superintendent of Education with the Wellington Catholic District School Board for the past 2 years.

He is a faith-filled, authentic servant leader with a vast array of experience. Please join us in welcoming Tyrone “back home” to Waterloo Catholic!!

Quick Facts on Director Dowling:

  • Holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Science in Education from Niagara University.
  • Taught from 1995-1999 as an elementary school teacher with Waterloo Catholic.
  • Led as a Principal at Waterloo Catholic from 1999 until 2020, where he served in several elementary schools in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. During that time Tyrone demonstrated his leadership in numerous school and system wide improvement initiatives. For example, the collective efforts of the Holy Rosary CES staff resulted in the Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement from the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) for the effective use of data to support instruction.
  • Appointed Superintendent of Education at Wellington Catholic in 2020, where he led a variety of initiatives: the creation of Wellington Catholic Equity Committee, Wellington Catholic Equity Action Plan, Wellington Catholic Staff and Student Census projects and the Wellington Catholic Mental Health Strategy. He was honoured to be a member of the Indigenous Education Advisory Council.

Quote from the Chair of the Board:

“Tyrone Dowling was a highly respected administrator in our board for many years, inspiring and leading through his wisdom and faith. Welcoming him back now as our Director of Education is an honour and a privilege. During his tenure with Wellington CDSB, Tyrone played a key role in initiatives that are also at the forefront of Waterloo Catholic Strategic Plans. I know I speak for my fellow Trustees when I say we are confident that Tyrone is the Director we need to lead Waterloo Catholic on the path of a brighter future of quality, inclusive, faith-based education.”

~ Jeanne Gravelle, Chair of the Board of Trustees, WCDSB

Quote from Director Dowling:

“I am excited for the opportunity to return to Waterloo Catholic and look forward to working with our students, staff, families and greater community. Throughout my career, I have been privileged to see great things happen when teams work toward a shared goal, learn together and celebrate accomplishment. Our work as Catholic educators is amplified through our faith, commitment to equity and student success.”

~ Tyrone Dowling, Director of Education WCDSB