The Award of Merit was established to recognize and encourage teacher excellence. Any member of OBEA may nominate another member for this award. A maximum of four (4) Awards of Merit will be presented annually to business educators to recognize their contributions to business education. The recipient(s) will be recognized at the annual spring conference.
The recipient, a member of OBEA, must have promoted Business Education within the school, board, and the community. An active OBEA executive member can nominate another OBEA member for this award but a current executive member cannot be nominated for this award.
2023 Nomination form – due March 10, 2023.
The following teachers have received the Award of Merit.
2021: not awarded (Covid-19)
2020: not awarded (Covid-19)
Claire Hainstock, York Region DSB
Deborah Goggin, Avon Maitland DSB
Irene Mota, Dufferin-Peel Catholic DSB
Michael Goldberg, Toronto DSB
Greg Cawsey, Upper Grand DSB
Martin Herbst, Toronto DSB
Toni O’Connor, Thames Valley DSB
Lisa Omeri, Halton DSB
Brian Raposo, York Region DSB
Bill Shoenhardt, York Region DSB
Karen Bond, Ministry of Education
Lea Konforte, Toronto DSB
Kathleen Moraghan, Simcoe DSB
Catherine Oake, Greater Essex County DSB
Brenda Nickoloff, Toronto DSB
Barbara Shatkosky, Waterloo Region DSB
Fanny Sotiriou, Peel DSB
Susan Young, Avon Maitland DSB
Peter McAsh, Avon Maitland DSB
Rosy Nadalin Kennedy
Mary Beth Hurley