Laurie Reid, System Principal of Leadership and Development for the Halton District School Board has been named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals
for 2019 by The Learning Partnership,
an organization which honours the unique and vital contribution of principals in publicly-funded schools.
“Laurie Reid is an influential leader who puts student success and well-being first,” says Stuart Miller, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board. “Her supportive and innovative leadership skills inspire and motivate staff to apply new and creative approaches to learning with a focus on enhancing student achievement in schools. Laurie joins a group of outstanding principals and educators from the Halton District School Board who have received this award.”
This year, 30 principals across the country are recognized for demonstrating innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and for their remarkable efforts toward improving public education. Recipients attend a four-day executive leadership training program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
“I am deeply honoured to be recognized by the Learning Partnership and my community,” says Reid. “It is a privilege to work with so many dedicated staff members in the Halton District School Board. I feel extremely fortunate to be part of a Board that supports its members and takes an innovative approach to teaching and learning. This award is really a shared acknowledgement for all the colleagues that I work with in Halton who bring so much passion to their work everyday. It’s the collective collaboration, networking and support that allow for all of us to bring our best to work everyday.”
As a System Principal of Leadership and Staff Development, Reid ensures new teachers are supported during their first years of teaching. Prior to her current role, Reid was Principal of Clarksdale Public School in Burlington where she empowered staff to apply an inquiry-based approach to instructional practices and incorporate outdoor and environmental education into student learning. In the nomination package sent to The Learning Partnership, colleagues of Reid describe her as a supportive and collaborative leader who inspires action and creates an energy where staff are motivated to change and rethink learning practices.
This is the fifth consecutive year Halton District School Board principals have received a Canada’s Outstanding Principals award: Alka Sahai (2015), Michelle Newlands (2016), Loui Silvestri and Andrea Taylor (both 2017) and Peter Marshall (2018). The Learning Partnership invites nominations of outstanding principals from school boards, colleagues, parents, teachers, students and community members.
The Learning Partnership is a national charity dedicated to enhancing publicly-funded education to prepare students in Canada for a globally connected world by building partnerships between government, education and business.
For additional information, contact:
Stuart Miller, Director of Education
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 | Toll-free 1-877-618-3456