The Educational Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) has presented Essex District High School with its Bette M. Stephenson Award.
In 2009, EQAO launched the Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement program to recognize schools across the province for their use of data to enhance and support the progress of their students. This recognition program is named in honour of Dr. Bette M. Stephenson, who was minister of both Education and Colleges and Universities in Ontario and is currently a director emeritus on EQAO’s Board of Directors. The schools recognized through this program have used a wide range of evidence to develop action plans based on their unique circumstances and have seen notable improvements in student achievement, as demonstrated by an increase in EQAO results over time. (EQAO Website).
Principal Mike Hawkins received the award (picture, above) at a ceremony held in Toronto on May 5th.
Follow this link for the EDHS Award Citation.