WRDSB teacher wins ETFO Rainbow Visions award

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (EFTO) has awarded Debbie Samson, a teacher at Sunnyside Senior Public School, with the Rainbow Visions award at the 2014 Annual Meeting for her work in establishing one of the first gay-straight alliances (GSA) in Ontario middle schools.

For 20 years, Debbie has been an advocate of social justice and equity in education. In 2008, she started a GSA at Sunnyside PS with the belief that teachers have a responsibility to create classrooms and schools where the knowledge and life experiences of all students and their families are celebrated and valued.

We congratulate Debbie for her ongoing work and advocacy as she continues to cultivate a safe, inclusive, equitable learning community through social responsibility.

Read more about the award and Debbie’s involvement in the ETFO media release.


2014 ETFO award recipients. Photo by ETFO Voice.

2014 ETFO award recipients. Photo by ETFO Voice.