Leadership Recognition

“Leadership in the OCDSB is the demonstration of personal initiative to achieve a positive outcome.”


Students take on a variety of leadership roles. Older students mentor younger students during multi-age grouping opportunities, reading and math buddies and participating in committees such as Peace Keeping Club. Parents are an integral component of program delivery at Lady Evelyn. The Education Committee, Fundraising Committee, Diversity, Alternative School Advisory Council, and School Council are involved in creating and implementing many school initiatives and activities.


Our staff members have a wealth of professional qualifications including Bachelors and Masters degrees in Arts, Physical and Outdoor Education and Sciences, as well as additional qualifications in Special Education, English as a Second Language, and Music. They have actively participated in numerous Board-wide professional development activities in literacy and numeracy, and we recognize their initiative by providing and supporting opportunities for further professional growth. Our staff welcomes and encourages parental involvement and is committed to working with the community to deliver and strengthen Alternative Educational practices in the school setting. Our teachers with support from our EAs provide a range of extracurricular activities for the students, such as drama, choir, chess, and physical activities. We also recognize staff leadership via personal interactions with one another, letters of thanks, school announcements, school newsletters, assemblies, performance appraisals, and the monthly Principal’s report to School Council. Our teachers are mentors for many student teachers from University of Ottawa and other universities. They open their classrooms to these students and provide professional expertise and guidance. We support the Foreign Teacher Training and student programs offered by OCENET.


Our dedicated School Council meets monthly and contributes funds to support our cultural productions and workshops, Arts programming, Phys. Ed enrichment programs, and curriculum support material. As invaluable partners, we thank our parents, guardians and volunteers on an on-going basis, and look for opportunities to acknowledge them such as school announcements, the Principal’s report to School Council, school newsletters, and our annual volunteer appreciation event. The Education Committee continues to work collaboratively with staff to provide information sessions with the parent community on curriculum programs and Alternative Educational Philosophies and practices. The Alternative School Advisory Committee is working on addressing the directives outlined in the recent Alternative Review.


The Children’s Garden continues to be a source of pride and a valuable place for the students to learn. Ottawa University works closely with us to provide a swimming program for our students. The City of Ottawa works closely with us to provide our 1/2 classes with skating lessons. Community volunteers are welcome. OCRI is one source of volunteers. We have a variety of past parents and students who volunteer their time classrooms or coordinate student interest clubs.

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