2021 Employee Recognition

Stacey Arthur and Linda Young recognized in 2020-2021 OCDSB staff awards
Posted on 05/18/2021
Employee RecognitionCongratulations to Stacey Arthur and Linda Young for being recognized in the 2020-2021 OCDSB staff awards!

Stacey Arthur, Library Technician at Vimy Ridge Public School and Sir Robert Borden High School, received the Director's Citation Award. Shortly after Vimy Ridge Public School opened its doors, Stacey Arthur was tasked with setting up the library. The resourcefulness and dedication she showed then is just as evident today: this year she has created a virtual library, offered online readings, sent Google Slides to staff to highlight new books, and even started a library Instagram account! Stacey works hard to ensure resources are diverse and reflect the student population, regularly sharing information that supplements staff learning. Her goal has always been to make the library as accessible as possible, and during the pandemic she has found new ways to offer book exchanges, created sign-up forms and how-to documents, offered outdoor read alouds, and personally delivered book bins to classrooms. Stacey is constantly looking for ways to keep students reading, and goes above and beyond to make the school a better place!

Linda Young, Learning Resource Teacher, received the Ronald K. Lynch Memorial Award. Linda has worked with special education students throughout her teaching career whether as an LRT, ESL lead, LD teacher or regular English program teacher. This year, she was faced with a special challenge - teaching behaviour intervention program students virtually. She needed to be creative in order to develop relationships with these students and their families without meeting them in person. She worked hard to get to know her students and motivate them by catering her lessons to their interests. She consistently advocated for these students by exploring ways to integrate virtually, finding books of interest and arranging delivery, and seeking their input in school initiatives such as the creation of the school’s land acknowledgement.

Thank you Stacey and Linda for the contributions you have made to our school community!

To learn more about the awards and see the full list of recipients, visit the OCDSB website.
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