TLDSB highlights 2018 character and impact award winners

By Lindsay Advocate

Trillium Lakelands District School Board has announced the winners of the 2018 Impact Awards of Excellence and the 2018 Character Awards.

A special ceremony will take place at the Evening of Excellence on May 16 at the Rene. M. Caisse Theatre at Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School.

Impact Awards of Excellence are given to TLDSB staff members who are recognized by peers, as well as students, parents, and the community as having a significant impact on their school or worksite.

Staff members are nominated by their colleagues. The following TLDSB staff members are this year’s winners:

Impact Award Winners

Co-curricular Award of Excellence

  • Andrea Keay, Teacher, LCVI
  • Wally Koekebakker, Teacher, IE Weldon SS
  • Dave Lyons, Consultant, MEC

Teaching Impact Award of Excellence

  • Brian Andreasen, Teacher, Macaulay Public School
  • Vicki Pereira, Teacher Mariposa Elementary School
  • Derek Schofield, Teacher, KP Manson Public School

Support Staff Award of Excellence

  • Jo-Anne Costantino, Head Secretary, BMLSS
  • Judy Rea, Head Secretary, Woodville Elementary School
  • Mary Robinson, Head Secretary, IE Weldon SS

To see a full list of character award winners, visit here.


  1. Don Macdonald says:

    Being a retired teacher I enjoyed seeing some of my colleagues recognized by these awards. I realize choosing recipients is always difficult in these scenarios and yet there are literally hundreds of teachers and support staff who make a world of difference in children’s and family’s lives who are rarely praised let alone recognized. At the least, I think it would be good to see the entire list of nominees for each category. That way recognition can occur for all the people nominated. After all, they wouldn’t be nominated if they weren’t doing a great job.

  2. Roderick Benns says:

    Hi Don. The only category names not mentioned in the story were ‘character award winners.’ That list was very long and can be accessed at the link at the end of the story.

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