SCDSB Shines

We're proud of our students and staff and their great accomplishments in our school communities. Visit here regularly to see examples of some of the ways SCDSB shines!

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Chris Hadfield Public School
County of Simcoe Newcomer Recognition Award - Multiculturalism through Education Award (school)

Read more about the award on

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Jacqueline O'Keeffe, Grade 10 student, Barrie North CI
County of Simcoe Newcomer Recognition Award - Immigrant Youth Award

Read more about Jacqueline's achievement on

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Kaiden Taylor, Grade 1 student, Fred C. Cook PS
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Environmental Awards - Honourable Mention

Read more about the awards on the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority website.

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Kelsey Cole, Collingwood Collegiate Institute graduate
Recipient of the FrontierWoman300 Award from the United Nations

Read more about the award on
Photo courtesy of the Collingwood Connection

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Sharon Beeler, Vice-Principal, Georgian Bay District Secondary School
Ontario Principals' Council Difference Maker Award
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Stephen Chester-Bertelsen, Special Education Consultant
2017-18 Margaret Gallow Community Spirit Award

Read more about Stephen's achievement on the Catulpa Community Support Services Facebook page

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Daniela Moore, DECE
Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Read more about Daniela's achievement on the Government of Canada's website

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Jennie Marshall, Special Education Consultant
Inclusion Excellence Award

Read more about Jennie and the award on

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Crystal Carbino and Becky Kennedy, DECEs
Frances Poleschuk Award
Read more about the award on the Council of Associated Primary Educators website
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Laura Lee Matthie, Teacher
2018 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year

Read more about the award on the MusiCounts website

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Greg Brucker, Principal
Canada's Outstanding Principal, The Learning Partnership

Read more about the award on The Learning Partnership's website


SCDSB STARS of the Month


Congratulations to the following staff who were nominated as SCDSB STARs in December:  

  • K. Prentice, Teacher 
    Orillia SS
  • K. Shanahan, Custodian
    Allandale Heights PS
  • D. Stevens, Teacher 
    West Bayfield ES
  • L. Richmond, Designated Early Childhood Educator
    West Bayfield ES
  • L. Hollard, Senior Administrative Support 
    West Bayfield ES
  • K. Casey, Teacher
    Simcoe Shores SS
  • T. Hansen, Teacher 
    West Bayfield ES
  • W. Miller, Principal
    Assikinack PS
  • T. Sutherland, Teacher
    Huronia Centennial PS
  • T. Taylor, Custodian
    Tay Shores PS
  • C. Grant, Facility and Community Use Permit Clerk
    Education Centre
  • A. Manuge, Senior Administrative Support
    Hillsdale ES
  • A. Kerr, Educational Assistant
    Ferndale Woods ES
  • G. McErlean, Coordinator
    Penetanguishene Learning Centre 
  • A. Bell, Teacher
    Collingwood CI
  • L. Voorn, Teacher
    Huronia Centennial ES
  • J. Hussey, Teacher
    Terry Fox ES
  • A. Miller, ABA Coordinator
    Education Centre

Would you like to recognize a SCDSB employee? Visit our SCDSB Stars page to make a nomination.