2021-2022 Innovation Award: Curtis Perry

2021-2022 Innovation Award: Curtis Perry
Posted on 06/10/2022

The Director’s Citation Award and Employee Recognition Awards are an annual opportunity to appreciate and celebrate the work of OCDSB staff, and the positive impact they have had on students, colleagues, and families across the District.

We are pleased to share that a staff member from our school community has been recognized this year.
Congratulations to Curtis Perry on receiving the 2021-2022 Innovation Award!


Curtis Perry’s commitment to students at Woodroffe High School is truly exemplary. Whether the focus is a captivating lesson or a digital media masterpiece, Curtis’ innovative spirit continues to benefit the students and community he serves. Along with being an authentic, charismatic Educator, Curtis finds innovative ways to engage youth where they can immerse themselves in a culture based on critical thinking and a passion for innovation. An example of Curtis’ innovative spirit is “The Ambush”, an online hub that showcases both written and visual student excellence. Along with displaying student accomplishments, the platform is integral in providing community resources around mental health, emotional wellbeing, financial need, academic assistance, after-school programming, job opportunities, and more. Curtis’ work in equity has also provided many students with the opportunity to leverage their experiences by elevating their ideas to higher platforms. He helped create the Black Excellence Month video, showcasing a variety of perspectives on what Black Excellence means to students. He has also worked in collaboration with educators at Woodroffe to help curate and guide conversations about how race intersects with emotional wellbeing, socioeconomic status, academics, and individual barriers that students of colour face, in order to support students in unlocking their highest potential. Curtis has been a trailblazer in provoking critical thought on the enhancement of student wellbeing, and his colleagues are grateful for his unique and innovative mind!


To learn more about the awards and the other recipients, visit the OCDSB website.
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