The Halton District School Board announced that Lilla Richardson, teacher at T. A. Blakelock High School in Oakville, received the Technological Education Leadership Award from the Ontario Council for Technological Education (OCTE). She will receive the award at a ceremony on May 6.
According to OCTE, the Excellence in Teaching Award – Secondary recognizes “Richardson’s outstanding commitment to technology education, his students and colleagues through the delivery of creative and engaging programs, as well as his active participation, leadership , professional development and lifelong learning”.
Additionally, Richardson can now choose a student to receive a $1,000 scholarship for post-secondary education or a career with this recognition.
“As a Specialist High Skills Major teacher, I have been fortunate to work with some amazing students,” says Richardson, Acting Head of Technology Education, Family Studies and Computer Science at TA Blakelock High School. . “The greatest reward is hearing from former students about their career paths.”
She continues, “I always tell them that I hope they will be an integral part of the health care team. With my background in nursing, I hope students will understand the compassion they will need to care for the vulnerable. .”
“We would like to congratulate Lilla Richardson on being chosen as this year’s recipient of the Excellence in Secondary Teaching Award,” said Veronica Kleinsmith, President of OCTE.
“We also thank the Halton District School Board for their support of creative and engaging programs as well as their commitment to advancing technology education.”