The CSPGNO honours outstanding employees

June 19, 2019

The CSPGNO honours outstanding employees

At its regular meeting held in Sudbury on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) recognized the praiseworthy and devoted service of a number of its staff members who have made remarkable contributions to the personal development of the board’s elementary and secondary students.

Three awards of excellence are presented annually to staff members who, through their attitudes and efforts, uphold the school board’s mission, vision and values and contribute to its success.

The Étoile de l’accueil (Star of Congeniality) award is presented to a CSPGNO employee who exemplifies the school board’s values of respect, appreciation and collaboration in his or her everyday interactions with others within and outside of work-related activities. The 2018 Étoile de l’accueil award is presented to Ms. Angie Dodge, secretary of École secondaire Hanmer. Known for her uplifting attitude and contagious smile, Ms. Dodge warmly welcomes the school community every morning and helps everyone start their day off well. With her keen sense of organization and boundless energy, Ms. Dodge manages her school’s head office calmly and gracefully and makes every student, staff member and visitor feel respected and appreciated. A survey of grade 8 students named Ms. Dodge as one the three main reasons why Hanmer students appreciate their school. Ms. Dodge is without a doubt an asset to her school’s educational family.

The Étoile de l’engagement (Star of Commitment) award is presented to a CSPGNO staff member who displays a sense of openness, integrity and constant commitment in his or her work functions and beyond. The 2018 Étoile de l’engagement award is presented to Ms. Tina Piquette, a literacy and numeracy coach. Ms. Piquette is known for her tireless dedication, her positive attitude and her unconditional support. Considerate, attentive and patient, Ms. Piquette responds to all situations with insight and always takes internal, external and contextual factors into account when supporting students in their development. The activities she prepares for her students show her love of the teaching profession and ensure that every student has an equal chance to participate, to feel good about learning and to shine to their fullest potential. Wherever she goes, Ms. Piquette is an image of authentic and endless commitment.

The Étoile de l’innovation (Star of Innovation) award is presented to a staff member in recognition of leadership, innovative work methods and a spirit of innovation, excellence and creativity in his or her school duties or service. The 2018 Étoile de l’innovation is awarded to Ms. Émilie Pelland, a teacher at Ecole secondaire Villa Française des Jeunes in Elliot Lake. Ms. Pelland is an outstanding educator who is always looking for creative ways to motivate her students and make their school experience unforgettable. She is always the first to take on new projects, even if they involve countless hours of research and work. She has been involved in the creation of a theatrical production, the Radio-Chaud song writing contest, the Quand ça nous chante music festival and a number of fundraising activities. Ms. Pelland is definitely an inspirational presence in her school community.

The CSPGNO warmly congratulates the winners of these awards of distinction. Their passion and commitment to education make them worthy recipients of these valued awards.

Recognized for its keen sense of innovation and openness to the world, CSPGNO offers a French-language public education of the highest quality in eleven elementary schools and eight secondary schools in the communities of Markstay, Noëlville, Greater Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Dubreuilville, Marathon, Manitouwadge and Longlac.