Former Director of the Toronto District School Board
Gerry Connelly is former Director of Education of the Toronto District School Board, Director of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch, in the Ontario Ministry of Education and is currently an Education Advisor for The Learning Partnership.
Gerry’s career includes teaching and administration in both rural and urban environments in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, the United States and Ontario, at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. Her accomplishments reach beyond the borders of North America having worked in South Africa, China, and Estonia to provide advice on inclusive schools, teaching and learning, curriculum development and second language learning.
Gerry is the recipient of many awards including the Distinguished Educator Award from OISE/University of Toronto, the Government of Ontario Teacher Dedication Award by the Royal Conservatory of Music, Learning Through the Arts, the Ontario Supervisory Officers provincial award for Leadership in Public Education. Several other awards have acknowledged her commitment to equity, and community engagement. These include the City of Toronto Bob Marley Award, the Fraser Mustard Award and the University of Toronto Arbor Award. She is the recipient of the Science Teacher of the Year Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award as a Leader in Science.