OTIP (the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan) is pleased to recognize two support staff workers for their outstanding contributions to the education community. Nominated by their colleagues and selected by a panel of OTIP judges, this year’s OTIP Support Staff Worker Award recipients play an integral part in their education team and are an important part of student success.
Sharon Yandernoll (COPE LOCAL 103) is a true collaborator who makes the students and staff at St. John Bosco Catholic School feel welcome, appreciated and supported. In her role as an Educational Assistant, Sharon is always eager to learn new strategies, tools and resources to provide the highest level of support to her students and co-workers. She is particularly creative at adapting learning strategies for students using technology, and always finds a way to create alternative learning programs if a student is having difficulty. Sharon is actively involved within the school community, having taken on the extra role of school librarian, assisting with the organization of hot lunches, and spearheading fundraisers.