Excellence in Public Education Awards 2022
District 8 OSSTF (Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation) and the Avon Maitland District School Board are pleased to recognize the winners of this year's Excellence in Public Education Awards. Award recipients include secondary students, secondary teachers, support staff members, administrators, and community members.
Once again in 2022, the Excellence in Education Committee has decided to hold a virtual event instead of an in-person event. A video has been produced which includes greetings from the Provincial OSSTF Treasurer and the AMDSB Director of Education, as well as photos and descriptions of all of the award winners.
We invite the Huron and Perth communities to celebrate the accomplishments of these outstanding individuals with us.
Read the Program
2022 Excellence in Public Education Award Recipients
Student Achievement Awards
Marina Coakley (GDCI) - Grade 9-10 Prose and Poetry - “Between the Moments”
Amelia Farrish (SMDCVI) - Grade 11-12 Prose and Poetry - “Dear Hopeless”
John Wei Cameron (SDSS) - Grade 9-12 Media - Song “Sun Goddess”
Elly McRae (GDCI) - Grade 9-10 Visual - Painting “Reality Check”
Neeka deVries (SMDCVI) - Grade 11-12 Visual - Painting “Seven Billion Stories”
Pictured below, with her award: Jodi Froud
Avon Maitland Remote Learning School (AMRLS)
ESSP (Education Support Staff Professionals)
Rebecca Strang (IT department)
Marcia Tweddle (Technical Resource Assistant (TRA), Shakespeare Public School, Romeo Public School)
Michael Terry (Educational Assistant (EA), Upper Thames Elementary School)
Sarah Stoll (Educational Assistant (EA), Goderich Public School)
Katie Fifield (Child and Youth Worker (CYW), Romeo Public School)
Pictured below with their awards: Rebecca Strang, Marcia Tweddle, Sarah Stoll, and Katie Fifield.
Central Huron Secondary School
Pictured below with their awards, from left to right: Mary Cardno, Kyra Leddy, Gin Hughes, Krista Kohnert
FE Madill Secondary School
Pictured below with their awards, from left to right: Katherine Roppel, Anne Guay, Emily Bieman, Ruth Latour
Goderich District Collegiate Institute
Pictured below with their awards, from left to right: Hannah Carmichael, Grace Taylor, Haedon Evanski, Jacob Duckworth (accepting posthumously on behalf of his mother Amy), Principal Jana Bayer-Smith.
Listowel District Secondary School
Pictured below, from left to right: Christine Wick, Heni Nuraini, Lisa Thomas, and Samantha Gerretsen
Mitchell District High School
Pictured below from left to right: Kyle Eisler, Diane Yausie, Emma Goetz, and Travis Davis
Stratford District Secondary School
Pictured below, from left to right: Principal Kim Crawford, Hewan Amare, Anouar Hmidi, Nirav Patel, Monica Hudak, and OSSTF Committee Representative Joyce DeDecker.
South Huron District High School
Pictured below, from left to right: Vice Principal Rich Sumstad, Deb Oke, Liz Gee, Hannah Forester, Christian Pittao, and Principal Ed Havenga.
St. Marys District Collegiate and Vocational School
Pictured below with their awards, from left to right: Ian Morton, Garret Guymer, Neeka deVries, and Ian Morton.
Best Buddies Award
Jase Caesar (Brookside PS)
Kenneth Mercer (Brookside PS)
Pictured below with their awards: Kenneth Mercer and Jase Caesar