2021-2022 Director’s Citation Award

2021-2022 Director’s Citation Award: Hermina Brutus
Posted on 06/08/2022

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 Hermina Brutus on receiving the 2021-2022 Director’s Citation Award!


As a teacher and department head, Hermina Brutus is innovative, passionate, solutions-oriented, and a true force to be reckoned with! Hermina’s impact within her school and across the District is remarkable. She has presented at PA Days, mentored new and student teachers, facilitated student-led Black History Month and Multicultural Buffets, co-led the Yearbook Committee, and more! Hermina always stands up for what is right and is a strong advocate for all students. She spearheaded Challenging Conversations, her school’s staff learning on diversity and equity, and has inspired colleagues to take on leadership roles within the program. Her principled belief in equity and diversity is evident in her classroom, and in the relationships she builds with students, parents, and colleagues. She has inspired colleagues within her school and across the District through her ability to engage students through innovative program delivery, and to develop strong, trusted, effective student-teacher relationships. Hermina has an exceptional ability to listen, identify issues, work towards solutions, and put ideas into action. She has high expectations and is not afraid to communicate this to her students, nor to inspire and support them in working towards their goals. She is a role model who consistently demonstrates integrity, is a consummate professional, and is passionate about serving her students. She inspires others by bringing in new perspectives and advocating for initiatives that will benefit all students. How does she do it? In her own words, “I come to work every day knowing that this is my dream job”.


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

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