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.
Head custodian at Parkview Public School (PPS), Jesse Cunha, is a bright light at the school. He is always willing to pitch in and help out, he meets all requests with a smile, he is patient, and he is kind with staff and kids alike. He works hard every day to keep our school clean, and to ensure that things are safe for everyone. Cunha’s contributions to PPS are truly valued.
Operations supervisor Eden Paulson’s pleasant demeanor and can-do attitude is infectious and this became more evident over the past summer when September was nearing and a number of projects within schools were not yet complete. At J.D. Hodgson Public School, Paulson assessed the situation, pulled together a team and calmly, methodically, and deliberately managed the team over extended hours on multiple days to ensure the school was ready for the students first day of school.
Superintendent of learning, Jay MacJanet, presented highlights from the Summer Learning programming that took place this past summer. With a focus on literacy skills, students were supported to bridge potential learning gaps. MacJanet shared statistics from the program, as well as parent/guardian feedback and testimonials.
Superintendent of learning, Kim Williams, shared information on the Summer School and Cooperative Education programs that took place this past summer. Through the Virtual Learning Centre, there were three secondary school courses offered.
Superintendent of learning, Jennifer Johnston, presented the trustees with the steps and data that have all contributed to the development of the three-year Equity Action Plan. Last school year, TLDSB conducted several data gathering endeavours to help better understand the diverse needs of the system, including the Workforce Census, Student Census, student achievement data, and Climate Survey data. Through preliminary analysis of data obtained, Johnston noted that TLDSB is ready to take the next steps in its commitment to equity and inclusion.
In addition to the continued commitment to Indigenous student achievement and system-wide learning, the three-year plan is focused on these three priority areas:
Director of education, Wes Hahn, highlighted the topic of equity and how this has been an area of focus during the Board meeting. Principals and staff are using the data from the Climate Survey to make important decisions within their schools. Additionally, literacy consultants, mental health counsellors, and our inclusive learning teams, are all directly in schools to support the students in their learning.
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.
|Special Meeting of the Board||October 13, 2022||3:30 p.m.||Muskoka Education Centre|
|Regular Board Meeting||October 25, 2022||6:30 p.m.||Muskoka Education Centre|
|Committee of the Whole||November 8, 2022||6:30 p.m.||Minden- Archie Stouffer Elementary School|
|Inaugural Meeting of the Board||November 22, 2022||6:00 p.m.||Lindsay Education Centre|
|Regular Board Meeting||December 6, 2022||6:30 p.m.||Muskoka Education Centre|