Bear Creek ASD team receives award

Bear Creek Secondary School team receives Inclusion Excellence Award
Posted on 07/05/2018

Simcoe Community Services believes that “Kids Belong Together.” The Simcoe Community Services Inclusion Excellence awards are presented annually to educators and students who promote and exemplify inclusive school environments. 

The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) educator team at Bear Creek Secondary School was recently presented with an Inclusion Excellence Award from Simcoe Community Services. Jennie Marshall, a Special Education Consultant with the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) was also recognized with this award in May. 

The following staff involved in Bear Creek’s ASD program include:

Diana Alvarenga, Educational Assistant
Trevor Anderson, Educational Assistant 
Brenna Campsall, Teacher
Christine Chappel, Teacher
Connie Gray, Special Education Consultant
Stephanie Lucchesi, Educational Assistant
Steve Magee, Educational Assistant
Crystal McEwan, ABA Support Worker
Anne Miller, ABA Coordinator
Rich Olech, Teacher
Stephanie Perry, Educational Assistant
Shantel Rehhorn, Educational Assistant
Gavin Vanderbyl, Teacher
Kate Woudenberg, Educational Assistant 
Jami Zwicker, Educational Assistant

“Bear Creek’s ASD program has created a learning culture built on a foundation of caring, acceptance, individualization and inclusion,” says Chris Samis, Superintendent of Program and Special Education, SCDSB. “The staff who work in this program exemplify many of the SCDSB’s character attributes, including optimism, integrity, caring and inclusiveness. Their commitment to children and youth with special education needs is inspiring.”

“The Simcoe Community Services Inclusion Excellence awards show that the compassion, innovation and understanding that local educators demonstrate on a daily basis creates meaningful changes in childrens’ lives,” says Jamie Hall, Stakeholder Relations Manager, Simcoe Community Services. “We take pride in recognizing these exceptional people that are dedicated to our vision – to spark the unlimited potential of all people.” 

Bear Creek ASD team members receive an Inclusion Excellence Award from Jamie Hall of Simcoe Community Service


Jamie Hall, Stakeholder Relations Manager, Simcoe Community Services
705-726-9082 x5280