Celebration of Excellence Awards and Banquet

Celebration of Excellence Awards and Banquet

Celebration of Excellence

The Superior North Catholic District School Board hosted its 21st Annual Celebration of Excellence banquet and awards event on Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Terrace Bay.

This year’s Master of Ceremonies was Superintendent of Education, Kerry Desjardins. Our amazing employees throughout the system gathered to receive their pins for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 40 years of service. Peter Kutok, Johanne Bergeron and Kerry Desjardins received 20 years of service pins. Maria Lapenskie received her 25 year pin and Dorothee Desilets received special mention for her 40 years of outstanding service with the Board.

Photo on the left, Trustee, Marline Ilijow, presenting to Maria Lapenskie. Photo of the right, Dorothee Desilets with Trustee, Hugh McCorry.

Donna Borg, Native as a Second Language teacher at St. Edward School in Nipigon, was this year’s recipient of the Shepherd Leadership Award. Donna was nominated by her principal and co-workers. During her time as the Native Language and Culture teacher, she has become an invaluable member for their school team and a transformational figure in the classroom. She embodies the spirit of a true shepherd leader. Thanks Donna!

Angela Gainer, teacher at St. Edward School, received the Award of Merit. Angela was nominated by her school community for contributing exemplary service above and beyond her role. Angela continuously implements new strategies in her classroom to enhance student achievement and well-being. Thanks Angela!

Photo on the left, Principal Peter Kutok with Angela Gainer. Photo on the right, Trustee Judy Wawia with Donna Borg.

The Board acknowledged and celebrated the contributions of our retirees; Laureen Kay (Catholic Education Centre – Human Resources Supervisor), Catherine Drapeau (Our Lady of Lourdes – Principal), Tina Visintin ( Superintendent of Education-Catholic Education Centre), Rosann Pellegrino (Educational Assistant – Holy Angels School), Katherine Tancredi-Murphy (Teacher – Holy Saviour School), Patricia Allaire (Teacher – St. Hilary) and Nancy Ritch (Teacher – St. Joseph) for their commitment, dedication and support for student achievement and well-being.

The Board of Trustees and our Director of Education, Alexa McKinnon, thank and value the exemplary contributions of these wonderful, dedicated and talented individuals, and we know they make a difference in the lives of our students.

Together We Educate Heart, Mind and Soul. Really we do!!