2021-2022 Director’s Citation Award

2021-2022 Director’s Citation Award: In Honour of Pamela Belyea
Posted on 06/13/2022

The Director’s Citation Award and Employee Recognition Awards are an annual opportunity to appreciate the work of OCDSB staff, and the positive impact they have had on students, colleagues, and families across the District. This year, the late Pamela Belyea was honoured with the 2021-2022 Director’s Citation Award for her contributions as Teacher at Robert E. Wilson Public School and Queen Elizabeth Public School.


Pamela Belyea was an exceptional teacher with the OCDSB for over 22 years. Sadly, Pamela passed away unexpectedly due to a heart attack on December 25, 2021. As a proud Newfoundlander new to Ontario, Pamela began teaching in 1999 at Robert E. Wilson Public School, where she quickly fostered a strong love of French in her students. For the last ten years, Pamela was an outstanding Core French teacher at Queen Elizabeth Public School, where her success at sharing her passion for French allowed students to truly thrive in her class. She also understood the importance of supporting student mental health, developed her skills in supporting mental health through additional training, and built strong and supportive relationships with her most vulnerable students. They recognized her as a caring and reliable adult who would strongly advocate for them, hold them to high standards, and always be there when they needed help. Pamela also had superb listening skills, emotional intelligence, and wisdom. She was universally respected and admired by her colleagues, especially due to her continuous encouragement and support for them and her uncommon ability to make anyone feel special. Pamela was an important building block in the foundation of her school community, and she is tremendously missed by her colleagues, her students, and their families.


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