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Trustee Innovation Award

Trustee Innovation Awards

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The 2021 UCDSB Trustee Innovation Awards Recipients Announced!

The Trustee Innovation Awards recognize employees who use creative and innovative practices in their schools or workplaces, and inspire others to think about how they can adapt new practices and grow.

Any UCDSB employee is eligible to be nominated. Nominators can be other colleagues, parents or members of the community.

The 2021 recipients were announced in June 2021, and they include:

  • Sam Crosby, Teacher – UCDSB Virtual Learning Program
  • Courtney Lauzon, Teacher – Viscount Alexander Public School
  • Sherry Leeder, Teacher – Toniata Public School
  • Bobbi Moore, Parent Council Chair – Thousand Islands Elementary School
  • Laura Oliver, Principal – Oxford-On-Rideau Public School
  • Jennifer Peters, Teacher – Chimo Elementary School
  • Bernadette Sauve, Educational Assistant – Cambridge Public School
  • Leanne Schachow, Teacher – Rideau District High School

The recipients will receive their award in Fall 2021 at their work location and they will also be a part of a video presentation at the Board of Trustees meeting.

Read why each recipient earned this innovative award.

Nomination Information and Criteria - View the scoring card
Submitting a nomination is easy – simply fill out the online nomination form. Please be detailed in your answers and provide photos or links to supporting information if applicable to give the judges as much information about your nomination as possible.

Nomination criteria

  • The individual demonstrates creativity and innovation in the particular project, practice, technique or tool that increases student or colleague achievement.
  • Elements of the project, practice, technique or tool are sustainable and can be continued in the future.
  • Elements of the project, practice, technique or tool can be shared and replicated by others within the school district.
  • The individual has made a positive and lasting impact on their students or colleagues  

Need inspiration? Here are some of our past winners! 

2020 Trustee Innovation Award - Kevin Kennedy

2020 Trustee Innovation Award - Ani Lalonde

Trustee Innovation Award - Westminster FI Kinder Team

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