Mrs. Christina Groppo - Vice Principal
B.A. Honours (McMaster University), B. of Ed (D’Youville)
Mrs. Groppo believes strongly in Catholic Education. She is a product of the HWCDSB, attending St. Luke Elementary School and Bishop Ryan High School. Mrs. Groppo pursued her post-secondary education at McMaster University for four years, studying History and English Literature from 2001-2005. After receiving her Honours BA from McMaster University, she pursued her vocation – teaching. Mrs. Groppo graduated from the Teacher Education Program at D’Youville College in 2005.
She was eager to begin her career and in February 2006, she became an occasional teacher for the Halton Catholic District School Board. In the summer of 2006, Mrs. Groppo began her career in the HWCDSB at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School as a History and English teacher. She became a permanent teacher at Bishop Tonnos in 2007 and continued to teach English there from 2007-2014. While teaching at Bishop Tonnos, Mrs. Groppo coached midget and junior girls volleyball, was a member of the Graduation Committee and was Literacy Chair of the in-school Literacy and System Literacy Committees.
In 2014, Mrs. Groppo had the opportunity to pursue her combined passion for learning and strong desire to help English Language Learners in a new position at the HWCDSB as the ESL/ELD STEP Assessment and Program Support Teacher. For the next three years, Mrs. Groppo supported newcomer students at Bishop Ryan, Cardinal Newman, Bishop Tonnos and St. Mary Secondary Schools. During this time period, she was also a member of the Secondary Curriculum Department at the Nicholas Mancini Centre.
She returned to Bishop Tonnos in September 2017, to teach English. In September 2018, Mrs. Groppo he was appointed to the position of Department Head of English and Languages at Cathedral High School. While at Cathedral, Mrs. Groppo taught the EMPOWER Program, ESL/ELD courses, and took on the role as the ELL Support Teacher. In August 2019, Mrs. Groppo was appointed to the position of Vice-Principal at Cathedral. She feels so blessed to be able to continue her love for education at Cathedral High School and feels so fortunate to work with CHS students and staff.