The Bernardine Yackman Memorial Award is awarded to an Active or Retired Trustee of an OPSBA Member Board for dedication, commitment and an outstanding contribution to education with special recognition for Northern Ontario service. The late Bernardine Yackman was a trustee on the Sudbury Board of Education and, for many years, an active Director of the Northern Ontario School Trustees' Association. First awarded in 1985, the award recognizes dedication, commitment and an outstanding contribution to education in Ontario by an active or retired school trustee. Service to or on behalf of education in Northern Ontario, at the board, regional or provincial level will receive special recognition from the judging committee, the OPSBA Northern Regional Directors.
To create a complete submission package outlining the candidate's accomplishments, please ensure they meet the award criteria and include the following information.
Dedication, commitment and an outstanding contribution to education with special recognition for Northern Ontario service. Trustees are ineligible for nomination while serving as a member of the OPSBA Board of Directors.
Nominations submissions deadline: June 11, 2020Judging Committee: OPSBA Northern Regional Directors.
An information summary in point form of Record of Service, as a complete profile of the candidate.Aspects of career, community service, and personal accomplishments may be included here.
A separate list of Supporting Nominators.Three (3) or more references required from Supporting Nominators, outlining the outstanding contribution to education that this trustee has made.Nominators are encouraged to get board support for the candidate.
A detailed account of the nominee's accomplishments as a public school trustee.List and briefly describe all accomplishments that specifically relate to:
Outstanding contribution to education in the Province of Ontario, and
Service to public education at board, regional and provincial levels in Northern Ontario.
Any additional information which illustrates the influence of the candidate in the field of education. Media clippings, etc. may be included. Audio visual information is inadmissible.
Lakehead District School Board
William (Bill) Hall
Algoma District School Board
Caramat District School Area Board
Near North District School Board
Rainy River District School Board
Keewatin-Patricia District School Board
Rainbow District School Board
the former Sault Ste. Marie Board of Education
Sudbury Board of Education
Timiskaming Board of Education
Central Algoma Board of Education
Nipigon Red-Rock Board of Education
Upsala District School Board
Kapuskasing Board of Education
Atikokan Board of Education
Kenora Board of Education
Muskoka Board of Education
Dora Taylor Logan
West Parry Sound Board of Education
Mary Anne Misner
Dryden Board of Education
Nipissing Board of Education
Sault Ste. Marie Board of Education