High marks for teacher
Glengarry District High School and Tagwi Secondary School teacher Lindsey Howes received a Director’s Award of Merit at the Upper Canada District High School’s Celebration Night on June 4.
“I am truly honoured that my colleagues took the time out of their busy schedules to nominate me for this award and I am thrilled to have been selected by the superintendents and trustees of the UCDSB to receive this award,” Ms. Howes said in an email interview last week. “I have been able to provide my students with some amazing learning opportunities this year (e.g., wind turbine competition, gardening project, career exploration, etc.) largely because of support from my colleagues and our fantastic community.” According to a letter sent to Ms. Howes from the UCDSB: “Your nomination and references had the highest regard for your work as an employee of the UCDSB and it is clear that you have made a lasting and positive impression on many others. You clearly bring the ‘best’ of yourself to the workplace on a daily basis and demonstrate fully the qualities that we admire in our staff.” The Celebration Night honoured volunteers, service providers, and educators in the school board.
Also recognized was Rev. James Douglas, for his volunteer work at Pleasant Corners Public School