November 23, 2004 -
The Ontario Council for Exceptional Children presented long time educator and SCDSB Superintendent of Education Michael Csinos, with the “Educational Leader of the Year Award” at its 48th Annual Conference held in Ottawa recently. Each year awards are presented to individuals who have contributed in several significant ways to exceptional young people or the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).|
Michael Csinos has been an area Superintendent with the Sudbury Catholic District School Board for the past 21 years. Under Mike’s tenure, the welfare of exceptional students, their educational assistants and their families witnessed tremendous gains. As Superintendent responsible for Special Education, Mr. Csinos supervised a group of elementary schools, three secondary schools, a staff of educational assistants, an adult and continuing education school, and a classroom at the Children’s Treatment Centre. In addition, he was also responsible for special education programs, department staff and committees and secondary teacher negotiations and staffing. Presently, he participates in the Children’s Treatment Centre Committee at Laurentian Hospital, the Joint Liaison Committee at Network North and the Special Needs Regional Resource Advisory Committee Cambrian College. Mike’s list of past associations is equally impressive, having been a member of the Hungarian Heritage Society, the Child and Family Centre Advisory Board, the Community Child Abuse Committee at the Children’s Aid Society and the Laurentian University Museum and Arts Centre Advisory Committee. He has also been a strong advocate of the CEC both at the local and provincial levels. The Sudbury Catholic District School Board applauds Mike Csinos’ dedication to exceptional children and congratulates him on an award well deserved.