A Halton District School Board (HDSB) employee has been recognized as one of the top principals in the country.
Laurie Reid, System Principal of Leadership and Development for the HDSB was named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals for 2019 by The Learning Partnership – an organization that recognizes the contribution of principals in publicly-funded schools, according to a press release.
As a System Principal of Leadership and Staff Development, Reid ensures new teachers are supported during their first years of teaching.
“Laurie Reid is an influential leader who puts student success and well-being first,” Stuart Miller, Director of Education for the HDSB, said in the release.
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“Her supportive and innovative leadership skills inspire and motivate staff to apply new and creative approaches to learning with a focus on enhancing student achievement in schools.”
In total, 30 principals in Canada have been recognized for 2019 for their innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and their remarkable efforts toward improving public education.
“I am deeply honoured to be recognized by the Learning Partnership and my community,” Reid said in the release.
“This award is really a shared acknowledgement for all the colleagues that I work with in Halton who bring so much passion to their work every day. It’s the collective collaboration, networking and support that allow for all of us to bring our best to work every day.”
This is the fifth year in a row where HDSB principals have received a Canada’s Outstanding Principals award.
Past Halton recipients of this award include Alka Sahai (2015), Michelle Newlands (2016), Loui Silvestri and Andrea Taylor (both 2017) and Peter Marshall (2018).
View the full list of the 2019 recipients here. All recipients will attend a four-day executive leadership training program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
Photo is courtesy of the HDSB.