Congratulations to Josie Addorisio, Special Education Teacher at St. Julia Billiart CES, who was recently recognized as the Teacher of the Year for Region 4 by the Ontario Council for Exceptional Children. Region 4 includes York Region, as well as Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Peterborough, and Rideau.
The award is given to teachers who have made a significant contribution to exceptional children and youth in their school community. During the Ontario Council for Exceptional Children award ceremony, presenters noted that Josie “personifies the voice and vision of Special Education.”
Jacquie Chushing Dill, Principal of St. Julia Billiart CES said, “Josie is, and always has been, a passionate, committed advocate for students with special needs. She is an inspiration to others, and her example encourages teachers and staff alike to follow her lead, striving to be the best that we can be for the sake of the exceptional children we support.”