2021-2022 Director’s Citation Award

2021-2022 Director’s Citation Award: Karen Gordon
Posted on 06/21/2022

The Director’s Citation Award and Employee Recognition Awards are an annual opportunity to appreciate and celebrate the work of OCDSB staff, and the positive impact they have had on students, colleagues, and families across the District.

We are pleased to share that a staff member from our school community has been recognized this year.
Congratulations to Karen Gordon on receiving the 2021-2022 Director’s Citation Award!

 

Karen Gordon has been supporting students with physical disabilities in Sir Guy Carleton’s Physical Support Program since 2013, where her unwavering commitment to vulnerable and medically fragile students has been a consistent and stabilizing force. Karen gets to know each student individually and advocates strongly for their physical, mental health, and learning needs, taking the time to learn how they communicate and actively listening to their wants, needs, interests, concerns, and life experiences. Her students know and trust that she will help make them understood to others, and that she will always help them get the support they need! Karen has a thorough understanding of not only each student's academic strengths and challenges, but also their unique learning needs and how to meet them so students can successfully demonstrate their learning. She is a dependable, well respected leader, always intuitive to the needs of other staff members, and is a role model for other Educational Assistants and for Algonquin College students in the Developmental Services Worker program. Karen is well respected for her expertise by school staff, and parents regularly express their complete confidence in her ability to support their children, a true testament to her skill and dedication!

 

To learn more about the awards and the other recipients, visit the OCDSB website.
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