2021 Employee Recognition

Denise Natyshak Receives 2020-2021 Director's Citation Award
Posted on 05/17/2021
Employee RecognitionCongratulations to Denise Natyshak, Library Technician, for receiving the 2020-2021 Director's Citation Award! This award recognizes outstanding and significant staff contributions to the District and its students, over an extended period of time, showing a level of imagination, enthusiasm, and professionalism that constitutes a worthy model for others.

Denise is the Library Technician at Sawmill Creek Elementary School and Blossom Park Public School. She shows an incredible dedication to student learning. Between her daily staff emails showcasing new books and her expert curation of inclusive and relevant materials, Denise’s commitment to a positive and equitable learning environment is evident. During the shift to remote learning, “Storytime with Ms. Natyshak” became a weekly highlight for both staff and students! Denise continues to amaze her colleagues with her organizational skills, whether it’s her specially tailored book bin system or the incredible fundraising work she does to ensure students always have access to the latest books. Denise’s enthusiasm inspires a love for reading and creativity, especially through her annual art contest: students always look forward to seeing their artwork displayed in the library and hallways of Sawmill Creek. She takes the time to learn each student’s name and will always stop whatever she is doing to answer a question or recommend a book!

Thank you Denise for the contributions you have made to our school community!

To learn more about the awards and see the full list of recipients, visit the OCDSB website.
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