2021 Employee Recognition

Marnie Patterson and Tammy Moffatt Receive 2020-2021 Director's Citation Award
Posted on 05/17/2021
Employee RecognitionCongratulations to our Principal, Marnie Patterson, and Library Technician, Tammy Moffatt, on receiving the 2020-2021 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.

As Principal of Manor Park Public School, Marnie truly embodies imagination, enthusiasm and professionalism. She is always searching for creative and innovative ways to support student success. In each of her assignments, which have included RAISE, French Immersion, and multi-track schools, Marnie has led key initiatives that foster student achievement and wellbeing. Marnie has deep respect for her colleagues and supports career-long learning, empowering them to try new instructional strategies, work more collaboratively, and think differently. She also applies these objectives to herself, which is evident in her self-directed learning on Dr. David Tranter’s “The Third Path”. She even worked with Dr. Tranter and co-developed professional learning sessions for staff and Principals, and has engaged central staff at all levels to share the improvements in student learning she has observed at her school. She is an innovative thinker and an excellent mentor to her peers!

Tammy wears many hats at Manor Park Public School. While she is officially the school librarian, she also obtains grants, spearheads improvement projects, forms lasting community partnerships, and keeps school spaces organized. Tammy’s colleagues say she has a “magical” ability to connect with each student, feed their curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and guide them in their quest for knowledge. Staff applaud her proactivity in researching books that celebrate diversity, identity, and culture so that every child sees themselves represented within the school library. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Tammy created an accessible library website, initiated virtual storytime (a highlight for teachers and students!), distributed technology, and developed a “mobile library” program to help students continue borrowing books. Tammy is admired and appreciated by all, and her vision and positive attitude have been transformative to her school community.

Thank you Tammy and Marnie 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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