York staffer gets kudos for help steering Ontario curriculum

Lindsay LaMorre
Lindsay LaMorre

Lindsay LaMorre, York’s community practicum coordinator in the Faculty of Education, was recently recognized by Ophea for her outstanding contributions to the organization during the 2015-2016 teaching year.

Ophea is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to support schools and communities through quality programs and services, partnerships and advocacy. Their vision is that all children and youth value and enjoy the lifelong benefits of healthy, active living.

The organization recently recognized and thanked LaMorre for playing a significant role in helping Ophea achieve one of their key strategic goals to enhance the capacity of leaders to foster, healthy, active living.

As a member of Ophea’s Curriculum Advisory Council (CAC), which is made up of approximately 15 educators, administrators and public health staff, LaMorre played a significant role this past year by reviewing the Elementary Human Development and Sexual Health lesson plans; providing feedback on the Inquiry-based Learning Guide; and helping to develop concepts for the All About H&PE fundamental principles posters.

“We value and appreciate the significant contributions that Lindsay has and continues to make to our organization,” said Heather Sears, president of Ophea. “Lindsay is a significant asset to Ophea and draws upon her considerable experience, background and networks in helping to guide Ophea’s work.”

“Congratulations to Lindsay,” said Lyndon Martin, dean of the Faculty of Education. “We are thrilled to see this recognition of her work and the contribution she makes to our wider community.”