Mr. K. Monaco, Vice-Principal
Hons. B.Sc. (McMaster), B.Ed. (Brock), Ad.Ed. (Nipissing), M.Ed. (Brock)
Mr. Monaco is a proud graduate of the HWCDSB, graduating from St. Mary C.S.S. upon graduating he became the Head Coach of the school’s rowing program. He led St. Mary’s to 13 National Championship titles and three overall National Championship points trophies. He now serves as the President of the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association.
Mr. Monaco started his vocation as a teacher at St. Mary C.S.S. teaching science and math. In 2007, Mr. Monaco was awarded the Directors Award for Outstanding Dedication to students and staff. He was later appointed Head of Student Services and Cooperative Education at Cardinal Newman C.S.S. and then at St. Mary C.S.S. During his years as department head he piloted several timetabling initiatives for marginalized students. In 2010, his involvement at the Provincial level lead to his appointment as Director of the Ontario Schools Councilors Association. In 2012, Mr. Monaco was appointed the position of Secondary Vice-Principal at St. Jean De Brebeuf; and in 2017 he was appointed as Vice-Principal at St. Thomas More. C.S.S. He has always had a strong commitment towards Special Education, serving and protecting the needs of marginalized students and promoting a Safe and Inclusive school environment.
He is committed to ensuring that: our school’s culture is rooted in the centrality of Jesus Christ and in Gospel values; students experience a sense of belonging in their school community; our school be a formative community of Faith; and, as Catholic Educators we ensure our influence for the well-being, equity, engagement and achievement for every student entrusted to our care.
Mr. Monaco and his wife are proud parents of three children and are parishioners at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, where Mr. Monaco serves in his parish ministry as a Third Degree Knight and Financial Secretary of the Knights of Columbus Council.
Mr. Monaco thanks God for all his many blessings and considers it an honour to serve Catholic Education in the capacity of Vice-Principal within the St. Thomas More C.S.S. Community. His office is located within the Attendance Office on the main level of the building.