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Fred L. Bartlett Memorial Award

​The Fred L. Bartlett Memorial Award is awarded to an Active or Retired Member of the Teaching Profession for outstanding contribution to education in Ontario. Presented annually since 1970, this award is given in memory of the late Fred L. Bartlett, an outstanding teacher and trustee in Ontario. In addition to the following academic accomplishments, Mr. Bartlett served for many years as a trustee on the Kingston Board of Education. He was also active at the provincial and national levels, serving as President of the Canadian School Trustees' Association and the Ontario Urban and Rural School Trustees' Association. Born in Madoc, Ont., Fred Bartlett was educated in Colborne and Toronto and taught English, History and Physical Education at Toronto's Jarvis Collegiate. In 1947, after serving as the Director of Physical Education for the City of Toronto's elementary and secondary schools and as Director of the Physical and Health Education branch of the Ontario Department of Education, Mr. Bartlett was named the first Director of the Queen's University School of Physical and Health Education.

2018 Fred L. Bartlett Memorial Award Winner Bernie Andrews, Professor with the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa

2018 Fred L. Bartlett Memorial Award Winner Bernie Andrews, Professor with the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa (left), with Faculty Dean Richard Barwell.

Terms of Award

  • The Award is presented annually. The large trophy, bearing shields engraved with the names of the successful candidates, will remain in the OPSBA Office, and each winner will receive a smaller replica.

  • All nominees must be active or retired members of the teaching profession. Active school trustees are not eligible.

  • The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of their outstanding contribution to education throughout Ontario. This may consist of constructive participation in education affairs over a number of years or for work on some recent and specific project which has had provincial impact.

  • Nominations may come from teacher organizations, trustee associations, school councils, service clubs, education authorities, or from individuals interested in education.

  • A complete and detailed account of each nominee's contribution to education in Ontario, along with a one or two page summary of his or her personal background and a curriculum vitae is required.

  • Revised, updated nomination of former nominees may be resubmitted for consideration in any one year, with no limit on the number of times a nominee may re-enter the competition.

Nomination Information Checklist

To create a complete submission package outlining the candidate's accomplishments, please ensure they meet the award criteria and include the following information.


An outstanding contribution to education throughout Ontario. This may consist of constructive participation in education affairs over a number of years or for work on some recent and specific project that has had a provincial impact.

Information Summary

An information summary in point form of Record of Service, as a complete profile of the nominee (or submit a curriculum vitae). Length should be one to two pages.
Aspects of career, community service, and personal accomplishments can be included here.

Educational Contributions List

A detailed account of the nominee's accomplishments in the field of education.
List and describe all accomplishments that specifically relate to the terms of the award.
Note that the selection criteria specify a contribution to education at the provincial level in Ontario.

Supporting Nominators List

A separate list of Supporting Nominators, where appropriate.

Supplementary Information

Any additional information which illustrates the influence of the candidate on the field of education. Media clippings, etc. may be included. Audio visual material is inadmissible.


​Bernie Andrews, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
Stacey Griffen, Sonya White, and Jennifer Jager, Upper Grand DSB
​2013Leigh Cassell, Avon Maitland DSB​
​2011​Katie Cole, Thames Valley DSB
​2010​Barry C. O'Connor, Limestone DSB
​2008​Rod Peturson, Greater Essex County DSB
​2007​Laurence Pearson, Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB
​2006​Marilyn Gouthro, Lakehead DSB
​2005 Avis Glaze, Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB​
​2004 ​John Cordukes, Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB
​2003 ​W.T. Westhead, Toronto DSB
​2002​Deborah Wood & Jan McDonald, Halton DSB
​2001​John Borovilos, Toronto DSB
​2000​Earl Campbell
​1999​Lois Burdett
​1997​Phil Brown
​1996​Richard Hmiw
​1995 ​David Eaton


​Stuart Auty

Jeanne P. Milanovic

​1993​Hank Halliday
​1992​James L. Whitson
​1991​Len Yauk


​Bob Jackson

Richard Dodds

​1989 ​Warren C. Campbell
1988​Linda Murray
​1987​LI Joy Patyk
​1986​George Gall
​1985​George A. Simmons
​1984​J. Douglas Hodgson
​1983​Ruth P. Thompson
​1982​Ruth K. Tinkiss
​1981 ​Rowena G. Reynolds
​1980​Dudley A. Bristow
​1979​Raymond H. Pavolve
​1978​Jean Hewitt
​1977​Mary Scott


​Arthur H. Alexander

Dr. Lloyd A. Dennis

​1975​J.W. Singleton


​Minerva Gram

A. Earl Murdock

​1973​Dr. A.C.E. Ritter
​1972​W. Allen Fisher
​1971​Evelyn Atchison


Dr. Harry Pullen