April 22, 2015

Peel board Showcase of Excellence highlights two-week celebration of public education

​On April 22, the Peel District School Board will host Showcase of Excellence, an evening to honour Award of Excellence recipients for their outstanding contributions to public education. The event is one of the highlights of Education Week, which takes place from April 13 to 24.​

"Education Week in Peel has always been an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of our students, staff and school communities," says Tony Pontes, director of education. "All of the Award of Excellence recipients have made a real and lasting difference for Peel students and families. Their stories remind us of the power each of us has, each and every day, to inspire greatness together."

During Showcase of Excellence, community members, staff, students, and volunteers will be honoured for their dedication to Peel students. The following 31 individuals will be presented Awards of Excellence at the event:​

Susan Adamthwaite, Instructional Coordinator, CISESS
Marwa Attia, Teaching Assistant, Green Glade Senior Public School
Aanand Bajaj, Student, David Suzuki Secondary School
Karen Beamish, Teacher, Brookmede Public School
Hubert Brard, Instructional Coordinator, CISESS
Joel Brown, Volunteer, John Fraser Secondary School
Erin Colontino, Teacher, Artesian Drive Public School
Cheryl Cowtan, Teacher, Peel Alternative School North
Thompson Famoriyo, Teacher, Sandalwood Heights Secondary School
Margaret Franczuz, Teacher, Plum Tree Park Public School
Ryan Harper, Head, Curriculum, Lorne Park Secondary School
Angie Haskell, Office Assistant, Corsair Public School
Christine Hill, Teacher, Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School
Cara Hughes, Teacher, Kingswood Drive Public School
Steven Hurt, Principal (Retired), Centennial Senior Public School
Janet Johnson, Community Member, Alternative Programs
Mirjan Krstovic, Teacher, Erindale Secondary School
Kelly Leslie, Principal, Sawmill Valley Public School
Laura McClure, Teacher, Artesian Drive Public School
Carissa McLeod, Teaching Assistant, Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School
Kent Murray, Facilities Manager, North Field Office
Abieda Naik, Lunchroom Supervisor, Huntington Ridge Public School
Holly Nightingale, Teacher, Fletcher's Meadow Secondary School
Paul Officer, Principal, Riverside Public School
Ash Ramsingh, Teaching Assistant (Retired), Centennial Senior Public School
Miroslaw Szewczyk, Custodian, Mississauga Field Office
Krista Tucker Petrick, Resource Teacher, CISESS
Dilia Vincent, Head Custodian, Middlebury Public School
Shirley White, Volunteer, Janet I. McDougald Public School
Hazel Williams, Teaching Assistant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier Public School
Donna Zuccato, Special Education Coordinator, Special Education

More than 750 individuals will also be honoured during Education Week with Awards of Distinction for their contributions to their school or workplace. 

The Showcase of Excellence will take place on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the HJA Brown Education Centre, 5650 Hurontario St. in Mississauga.

Schools across the Peel board will celebrate Education Week with their own events and activities. View a list of activities here​


Media contact: Brian Woodland, Director, Communications and Community Relations, 905-890-1010, ​ext. 2812, ​[email protected]​​

Reference: Kayla Tishcoff, School Communications Specialist, 905-890-1010, ext. 2239, [email protected]
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