At its regular meeting held in Sudbury on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019, the Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) extended congratulations and thanks to a number of its staff members.
The Board recognized members of the CSPGNO’s staff who are on the threshold of a new phase in life, namely retirement: Léandre Moore, custodian at É. s. l’Orée des Bois, Joanne Beauchamp, school secretary, Michelle Rivard, specialized education technician at É. s. Macdonald-Cartier, Monique Gamelin, administrative secretary, Gérald Prévost, custodian at É. s. Hanmer, Odette Rousselle, teacher at É. p. Jeanne-Sauvé, Pierre Payeur, teacher at É. s. Château-Jeunesse, Jacqueline Bénard, teacher at É. p. Foyer-Jeunesse, Glenda Sonier, library clerk at É. s. Hanmer and Nicole Taillon, principal at É. p. Pavillon-de-l’Avenir. Director of Education Marc Gauthier thanked these retirees for their exceptional work and their extraordinary commitment towards the students, the school board and French language public education. The board salutes these employees and wishes them health and happiness in their well-deserved retirement.
The Board also recognized the merit and exceptional performance of certain staff members for their contributions to the development of children and youth in CSPGNO schools. Three awards of excellence are presented annually to recognize the work of staff members who, through their attitude and efforts, uphold the school board’s mission, vision and values and thus contribute to its success.
The 2019 Étoile de l’accueil (Star of Congeniality) Award is presented to a CSPGNO employee who demonstrates the school board’s values in the workplace and beyond, including respect, appreciation and collaboration. The 2019 Étoile de l’accueil award is presented to Ms. Rachelle Cooke, executive secretary of the board’s Centre pédagogique. The always smiling Ms. Cooke takes to heart the well-being of those who surround her. Through her great generosity and love for people, she creates a warm environment that instills a sense of well-being and confidence among her colleagues. Her energy and good spirits inspire her peers.
The 2019 Étoile de l’engagement (Star of Commitment) Award is presented to a CSPGNO employee who displays openness, integrity and ongoing commitment in work related duties and beyond. The 2019 Star of Commitment award is presented to Ms. Sheila Gauvin, payroll officer. Ms. Gauvin stands out for her tireless and unconditional dedication. Thoughtful, observant and thorough, Ms. Gauvin handles all problems with care and perceptiveness when helping staff members with their requests. Wherever she may be, Ms. Gauvin is appreciated for her true and steadfast commitment.
The 2019 Étoile de l’innovation (Star of Innovation) Award is presented to a staff member in recognition of leadership and innovative work processes. This award singles out a person who brings a sense of innovation, excellence and creativity to school or departmental duties. The 2019 award is presented to Ms. Natasha Legault, teacher at É.P. de la Découverte. Her creative thinking and her innovative approach to her work lead her to search for new ways to motivate her students and make their school experience unforgettable. Ms. Legault is without a doubt an exemplary figure for the entire school community.
It is with great pleasure that the CSPGNO congratulates the winners of this year’s awards of excellence. Their passion and commitment towards the CSPGNO makes them worthy recipients of these prestigious 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.