March 10, 2015

Briefing - March 10, 2015

BRIEFING - HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MARCH 10, 2015
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Board congratulates OSSTF Marion Drysdale Award recipients 

Trustees congratulated the secondary students listed below whose artistic and creative talents gained recognition in the 2015 Marion Drysdale Awards competition, sponsored by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation. They also expressed appreciation to the teachers who encouraged and supported these talented students in the development of their award-winning submissions.


Award Winners:

 

​Student​School ​Teacher(s)
​Amel Al-Yozbakee
Nour Alsafadi
Rachel Carson
Rona He
Nagib Manzur
Samiah Matin
Neha Naeem
Rumla Omer
Emilia Radziwonik
Farzana Rahman
Kristela Santos
​Glenforest S.S.
Glenforest S.S.
Gordon Graydon Memorial S.S.
Glenforest S.S.
Brampton Centennial S.S.
Lincoln M. Alexander S.S.
Glenforest S.S.
Glenforest S.S.
Cawthra Park S.S.
Glenforest S.S.
David Suzuki S.S.
​Maribel Galvao
Maribel Galvao
Alice Kong
Melissa Hamilton, Rachel Luke
Valerie Henry
Mario Armocida
Maribel Galvao
Maribel Galvao
Susanne Robinson
Maribel Galvao
Christa Yolkowski


 

Honourable Mentions:

 

​Student​School​Teacher(s)
​Salma Abrahim
Jamal Baksh
Veronica Dien
Ayesha Khalid
Carol Li
Rahul Lohana
Manjoy Malhotra
Rachel Morris
Beverly Osazuwa
Cynthia Wang
​Harold M. Brathwaite S.S.
Peel Alternative School North
Bramalea S.S.
Stephen Lewis S.S.
The Woodlands S.S.
Castlebrooke S.S.
Harold M. Brathwaite S.S.
Glenforest S.S.
David Suzuki S.S.
The Woodlands S.S.
​Mattia Marciano, Miriam Walker
Catherine Mulkins
Elizabeth Janicka
Olivia Tanuseputro
Andrea Pils
Angela Pitamber
Mattia Marciano, Miriam Walker
Daphne Habib, Rachel Luke
Liz Scruton
Debra Dubiansky-Septon

 

Board congratulates Judi Powell on her Helen Des Roches Starfish Award


Trustees congratulated Judi Powell on being selected by Peel District School Board Social Work Services as this year's recipient of the Helen Des Roches Starfish Award. This award is given annually to an individual who has made a significant difference in the lives of students. Powell, guidance counsellor at Rick Hansen Secondary School, has made, and continues to make, an outstanding contribution to the students and the school, above and beyond her job responsibilities. She was recognized by Social Work Services for her dedication to the well-being of students, to developing student leadership and to volunteering her time for the greater good of the school community.

The Helen Des Roches Starfish Award, which honours and celebrates individuals who have made a significant difference in the lives of students facing obstacles to their education, is presented each year during National Social Work Week. The Helen Des Roches Starfish Award was presented to Powell at an awards ceremony and celebration of Judi's contributions to education at Rick Hansen Secondary School on March 3, 2015.

Board approves relocation of Peel Alternative School South to former Neil C. Matheson Public School site


Peel Alternative School (PAS) South is presently located at the former Lakeview Park P.S. in south-east Mississauga at 1239 Lakeshore Boulevard East. Trustees approved that the PAS South program be relocated to the former Neil C. Matheson P.S. site, located at 1500 Ogden Avenue in Mississauga, effective September 2015.


Board updated on The Journey Ahead

At the January 22, 2013, meeting of the Peel board, trustees received a report entitled The Journey Ahead: Our Action Plan for Equitable Hiring and Promotion in Peel. At that time, a commitment was made to provide trustees with periodic updates on The Journey Ahead Action Plan in the context of the 33 findings and 90 actions from the report.

Since January 2013, much ground-breaking work has been done by staff throughout the Peel board to complete the work outlined in the report. Of the 33 findings, the majority are now at the "complete" stage and have been integrated into Peel board hiring and promotion practices. The full report is included in section 10.1 of the Board Report, which is posted at http://peelschools.org/Documents/Regular%20Board%20-%20March%2010,%202015.pdf
 
The following elementary principal appointment will be effective March 23, 2015:

Scott Moody from vice-principal at Gordon Graydon Senior Public School to principal at Williams Parkway Senior Public School

The following elementary vice-principal appointment will be effective March 23, 2015:

Susie Ho from .5 acting vice-principal and .5 teacher at Eldorado Public School to .5 vice-principal at Eldorado Public School and .5 vice-principal at Ingleborough Public School


Trustees recognized the contributions and years of service of the following staff who have/are retiring:

Akbar Alli, teacher, will retire June 30
Shirley Brown, teaching assistant, will retire June 28
Laura Clark, teacher, will retire June 30
Edward Coombs, teacher, will retire June 30
Jan Courtin, superintendent of education, will retire May 31
Daryll Crewson, teacher, will retire June 30
Lynne Donoghue, itinerant teacher, will retire Apr. 30
Pat Douglas, principal, will retire Mar. 31
Patricia Douglas, teacher, will retire June 30
Janis Fournier, teacher, will retire June 30
Margaret Franczuz, teacher, will retire June 30
Patricia Harder, teacher, will retire June 30
Joan Jibb, teacher, will retire June 30
Joyce Johnston, teacher, will retire June 30
Maureen Keller, teacher, will retire June 30
Ruth Kochanuk, teacher, will retire June 30
Fred Kolar, teacher, will retire June 30
Kyra Kristensen-Irvine, principal, will retire June 30
Linda Lindsay-Greason, teacher, will retire June 30
Ronald Lloyd, teacher, will retire June 30
Patricia Lyons, teacher, will retire June 30
Catherine Maandag, teaching assistant, retired Mar. 2
Nancy Nixon, teacher, will retire June 30
Mary Ann Peden, consultant, will retire June 30
Ken Rae, teacher, will retire June 30
Michael Zaluski, head custodian, will retire Mar. 31

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