2022-2023 Director’s Citation Award

2022-2023 Director’s Citation Award: Lindsay Matessz
Posted on 06/09/2023
Congratulations to Lindsay Matessz, Learning Support Teacher for receiving the 2022-2023 Director's Citation Award! This award recognizes outstanding and significant staff contributions to the District and its students, over an extended period of time, showing a level of imagination, enthusiasm, and professionalism that constitutes a worthy model for others.

Lindsay Mattesz has demonstrated the incredible impact a person can have when they are generous with their time, eager to share their professional knowledge, and enthusiastic about showing up with their own creativity! Lindsay consistently makes an effort to get to know the students who need the most support so she can better serve them. Whether it’s Beyblades or Pokemon, she happily starts up new student interest groups to help students develop their social skills, celebrate their interests, and support older students in taking on leadership roles. Lindsay always takes the extra time to check in with a student, teach them a new skill, or coach them through a challenge. Last year, she noticed an unmet area of need and started organizing school-wide learning opportunities with the OCDSB Trans and Gender Diverse Student Support Coordinator. She led students in creating positive space posters using Canva, teaching design skills while sharing the message that everyone belongs. If a staff member encounters a difficult situation with a student, they reach out to Lindsay because they know they’ll be supported in finding a solution! Lindsay’s positivity is infectious and makes everyone feel like they belong, and her dedication to her school community is truly inspiring.

Thank you Lindsay 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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