The Director’s Recognition Award highlights extraordinary contributions by staff members, students, school volunteers, or community members, and is presented by the director of education, Wes Hahn, at each Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) Regular Meeting of the Board. Hahn introduced this month’s recipients of the Director’s Recognition Award.
Jennifer Lacombe, teacher at Lindsay Collegiate and Vocational Institute (LCVI), is a passionate and enthusiastic educator. Lacombe has an eclectic mix of talents in the areas of media arts, technology, and design. Even though this is her first year at LCVI, she has made a positive impact from the moment she joined our school community. Lacombe does a great job of making all students aware of the potential pathway opportunities available to them, whether it is in the area of media studies, design, entrepreneurship, or the trades.
Department head of technology and business at I.E. Weldon Secondary School (IEWSS), Alan Stanley, is a fantastic asset to the school, as well as to the technology sector in the City of Kawartha Lakes. In his role, Stanley’s proposal writing and persistence helped the school secure new, high-tech machine equipment through the Career-Ready with the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA): Expanding Opportunities program. He has worked with elementary teachers and students to help make the challenging transition from elementary to secondary school by hosting technology open house events for students and their families. In the classroom, his students enjoy a rich technology experience that is second to none, with many graduates moving on to work in the transportation sector.
Pathways and Experiential Learning
Superintendent of learning, Kim Williams, introduced pathways consultant, Christine Moore, who presented trustees with the numerous pathways and programs available to students across the Board. Moore shared the various opportunities available to students, starting in the elementary panel in Grade 8.
In his report to trustees, director of education, Wes Hahn, highlighted the connections between the TLDSB 2022-2027 Strategic Plan and the work TLDSB staff are doing each and every day, which included:
- Kindergarten to Grade 1 Early Literacy Focus and Grade 3 to 4 Math Focus, including the rollout of evidence-based assessment tools and resources, and teaching and learning coaches supporting schools
- Enforcing data and evidence-based research across the Board and school levels
- A strong pathways and programs focus, giving students more experiential learning opportunities
- Indigenous student success team has been put in place to build education and meet students’ needs
- Restructuring of the mental health team to be in schools to continue supporting students
- A focus on leadership succession; training the next group of leaders
- Job-embedded professional development
- Student trustees playing an important part of gaining the student voice
2022-2023 Board and Committee of the Whole meeting schedule
Board meetings are open to the public to attend the host location in person. For virtual access, the meetings are live-streamed and the link is made available on the tldsb.ca website on the day of the meeting.
|Committee of the Whole||February 14, 2023||6:30 p.m.||Muskoka Education Centre|
|Regular Board Meeting||February 28, 2023||6:30 p.m.||Lindsay Education Centre|
|Regular Board Meeting||March 28, 2023||6:30 p.m.||Muskoka Education Centre|
|Committee of the Whole||April 11, 2023||6:30 p.m.||Archie Stouffer Elementary School Library|
|Regular Board Meeting||April 25, 2023||6:30 p.m.||Lindsay Education Centre|
|Committee of the Whole||May 9, 2023||6:30 p.m.||Muskoka Education Centre|
|Regular Board Meeting||May 23, 2023||6:30 p.m.||Lindsay Education Centre|
|Regular Board Meeting||June 13, 2023||6:30 p.m.||Muskoka Education Centre|
|Regular Board Meeting||August 29, 2023||6:30 p.m.||Lindsay Education Centre|
|Committee of the Whole||September 12, 2023||6:30 p.m.||Archie Stouffer Elementary School Library|
|Regular Board Meeting||September 26, 2023||6:30 p.m.||Muskoka Education Centre|
|Committee of the Whole||October 10, 2023||6:30 p.m.||Lindsay Education Centre|
|Regular Board Meeting||October 24, 2023||6:30 p.m.||Muskoka Education Centre|
|Committee of the Whole||November 14, 2023||6:30 p.m.||Archie Stouffer Elementary School Library|
|Regular Board Meeting||November 28, 2023||6:30 p.m.||Lindsay Education Centre|
|Organizational Meeting of the Board||December 5, 2023||6 p.m.||Muskoka Education Centre|