F.W. Begley Public School Principal, Mark Rinaldi-Ross has been honoured by the Windsor Islamic Council with their Distinguished Community Service Award for 2015.
He was presented the award at this year's WIC Community Appreciation Dinner.
Mr. Rinaldi-Ross was cited for his leadership in maintain the culture of tolerance and respect that exists at Begley P.S. The school is the site of the GECDSB's Arabic Language Learning Transition program which promotes the use and learning of the students' families' first language. Mark has been very active in forming partnerships with the Muslim community to serve the needs of all young people.
He is a long-time coach and volunteer in local youth sports programs, works with the United Way and is a member of the Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society Board of Directors.