LDAO Chair wins Presidents Award from the Council for Exceptional Children

LDAO wishes to congratulate our Chair, Dr. Steven Reid for this recognition of a career supporting students in Special Education and beyond. LDAO is delighted his leadership, skills and heart have been recognized in this fashion.

LDAO is fortunate to have his leadership and is looking forward to his continuing to be a champion for our community as he begins life as a Professor after his retirement from YRDSB.

Dr. Steven Reid
President’s Award to a Partner in Education

Throughout his exceptional career, Dr. Steven Reid has championed the awareness and the potential of all students with exceptionalities. As the Associate Director of the York Region District School Board, Dr. Reid continued his advocacy and promotion of student potential through his active participation on the Special Education Advisory Committee. He was strategic in keeping the board running through the pandemic, always keeping the needs of students with exceptionalities at the forefront of decision making and support provided. Dr. Reid exemplifies strategic leadership at a system level for all students but particularly for students with special education needs/exceptionalities; he has written articles and presented on various topics that support all students and educators. Additionally, Dr. Reid worked to modernize EQAO and provided strategic direction at the provincial level as Director at the Ministry of Education; his strategic thinking and understanding of knowledge mobilization broaden the scope of implementation to all students and educators. Dr. Reid’s exceptional skills made a tremendous difference for students and staff at YRDSB and will continue to do so at OISE/UT and at Queen’s University. We are grateful to Dr. Reid and the impact he has had, and will continue to have, on students, school systems, and education.