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President's Award

President's Award.jpgVision, commitment, dedication, selflessness. These are the qualities that give us the inspiration to take up the role of trustee.  The sense of accomplishment in our work as trustees very much comes from our personal and private recognition of a job well done.  And sometimes it comes from public recognition by our peers. 

The Ontario Public School Boards' Association represents all trustees engaged in public education in this province.  Our Association wants to honour some very special colleagues - the trustees who have stood by their vision and selflessly given of themselves to the students and parents of Ontario for more than 25 years. 

We are privileged, on behalf of all trustees in the province, to present the OPSBA President's Award in recognition of 25 years of service in public education. The President's Award, formerly known as the Dinosaur Club Award, was established at the Fall Northern Region Conference in October 2001.

Terms of Award

Induction ceremonies are held at OPSBA's annual Public Education Symposium in January. The President's Award will be forwarded to boards of recipients not attending this event.

Nomination Information Checklist

Criteria

This invitation is open to trustees who have not yet received this award, and who have completed 25 years or more of service.

Nomination Form

Online Nomination Form

Nominations can be submitted using the online form linked above or by sending the following information to Mary Adams at madams@opsba.org:

  • Name of Trustee

  • Years of Service

  • School Board

  • Name of Person Submitting Nomination

  • Contact Information for Person Submitting Nomination

  • Date

Previous Recipients of the President's Award

 

Years of Service

​2016Ron Oikonen​Lakehead DSB​​28
2015​Judith Bishop​Hamilton-Wentworth DSB​25

 

 

2014

​Debra Edwards

Wanda McQueen

Saunders Porter

Doreen Dewar

​Simcoe County DSB

Algoma DSB


DSB Ontario North East

Rainbow DSB

 

 

2013

Lora Campbell

Rosemary Pochopsky

Randy Sheppard

DSB of Niagara


DSB Ontario North East 

Near North DSB

 

Previous Recipients of the Dinosaur Award

Years of Service

2002

Bob Whitehead

Algoma DSB

31

George Seaton

Connell & Ponsford DSAB

25

Dalton Clark

DSB of Niagara

32

Helen Hall

DSB of Niagara

29

Ray Mulholland

Hamilton-Wentworth DSB

29

Reg Woodworth

Hamilton-Wentworth DSB

30

Roy Wilfong

Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB

48

Richard Whittington

Lambton Kent DSB

41

Angeline Desbiens

Missarenda DSAB

30

Ruth Thompson

Peel DSB

26

Gord McBride

Rainy River DSB

2003

Samuel J. J. Clements

Hastings & Prince Edward DSB

25

Bill Mokomela

Lakehead DSB

25

Duncan Longwell

Lambton Kent DSB

25

Irene Atkinson

Toronto DSB

26

Art Buckland

Upper Canada DSB

26

2004

Tom Kilpatrick

Greater Essex DSB

25

Bill Castagne

Missarenda DSAB

26

2005

Bill Dawes

Keewatin-Patricia DSB

25

Elaine Crawford

Limestone DSB

25

2006

Albert Schaffer

DSB Ontario North East

27

2007

Armand Giguere

Caramat DSAB

25

Peter Jaffe

Thames Valley DSB

26

Kerry Peacock

Campbell Children's SA

25

Terry Swanson

Nakina DSAB

33

2009

Thelma Goodfellow

Hastings & Prince Edward DSB

26

Juergen Leukert

DSB Ontario North East

25

2012

Heather Bozzer

DSB Ontario North East

27

Beryl Ford

Peel DSB

27

Gerri Gershon

Toronto DSB

26

Dave Penny

Keewatin-Patricia DSB

28