2021 Employee Recognition

John Corrente and Grace Vigneron receive 2020-2021 Employee Recognition Awards
Posted on 05/17/2021
Employee RecognitionCongratulations to John Corrente and Grace Vigneron for being recognized in the 2020-2021 OCDSB staff awards!

John Corrente, Phys Ed Teacher, received the Health & Safety Award. John has gone above and beyond his role as a teacher to initiate numerous initiatives for the betterment of all staff and students. He has been extremely creative in designing socially distanced activities for the classroom. He produces a monthly YouTube video of “Safe and Healthy Canterbury” activities, and he has created and shared videos and infographics to remind students about COVID safety and healthy habits. John also offered a “Christmas Service In A Gift Bag” to anyone in school during COVID. Throughout his time at Canterbury, he has led school-wide SPARK activities focusing on physical exercise, organized a regular Teacher Busker Festival for the Education Foundation, organized Staff vs. Student sports challenges to increase morale and camaraderie, coached numerous sports teams, and coordinated charitable campaigns.

Grace Vigneron, Teacher-Librarian, received the Technology Excellence Award. Grace has shown outstanding leadership and commitment to technology initiatives at Canterbury High School. She has transformed the Teacher-Librarian role, which has had an extremely positive impact on digital literacy and many other aspects of the school. Grace has shown a true belief in the power of technology, which is evident through her seamless coordination of video productions and virtual events, her creation of online resources, her provision of tech support for in-person and virtual learning, her continued expansion of the school’s online library, and more. She has been a great strength to student mental health by providing a safe space in the library, promoting equity through her curation of resources that feature diverse voices, identities, and perspectives. Grace is compassionate, resourceful, empathetic, and collaborative, a true wealth of knowledge who always ensures students can learn with the technology they need!

Thank you John and Grace for the contributions you have made to our school community!

To learn more about the awards and see the full list of recipients, visit the OCDSB website.
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