2021 Employee Recognition

Adrienne Coddett Receives 2020-2021 Director's Citation Award
Posted on 05/17/2021
Employee RecognitionCongratulations to Adrienne Coddett, Teacher and Department Head, Canadian and World Studies, for 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.

Adrienne’s deep roots in the Ottawa Black community are a gift to her classroom, where she sets an example both as an advocate for and testament to Black excellence. She has been instrumental in forwarding curriculum that represents and responds to Black students and in creating opportunities within the classroom and beyond. She has collaborated on a program for Black students through the “STEPS” to university partnership with University of Ottawa, and has helped develop the first grade 12 Black History Course in the OCDSB. She has also nurtured the annual Black Youth Conference Day, which empowers Black youth to, in her words, “be active participants in the discovery, manifestation, and articulation of their visions for themselves, Black communities, and the World!” Adrienne embodies the phrase “community involvement” and her community work directly impacts the learning and wellbeing of students. She is an incredible role model who teaches her students how to find and exercise their voice, setting them on the path to become change agents!

Thank you Adrienne 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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