Nina Mottershall and Courtney Neely

Nina Mottershall and Courtney Neely
Posted on 01/23/2020

Every week we celebrate SMCDSB staff members who have been recognized by a parent, student or colleague.

This week we are celebrating Nina Mottershall and Courtney Neely.

Nina is a teacher at Saint Gabriel Catholic School in Barrie. She was nominated by a colleague, who said:

“Mrs. Mottershall is one of the most passionate, dedicated, and kind-mottershallhearted teachers our Board has to offer. She works diligently to ensure all students in her class feel accepted, validated, and loved. She uses her unbridled enthusiasm, love of song, and a sincere appreciation for each of her students' gifts to motivate and inspire. Her students feel accepted for who they are. As both a parent and an educator, this is all we can ask for in a teacher in our community. Rarely do primary teachers get the recognition they deserve, but the role they play in the development of our students is so crucial. Thank you, Mrs. Mottershall, for your continued efforts! It does not go unnoticed or unappreciated.”

Courtney Nealy is a teacher at Holy Cross Catholic School in Innisfil. She was nominated by a colleague, who said:

courtney neely“A teacher who goes above and beyond to serve her students and her school community. A parent wrote a letter on Ms. Neely's behalf saying, ‘Ms. Neely was instrumental in identifying that my child was having difficulty and worked very hard with us to get him to grade level by the end of Grade 3.’”

We would like to thank Nina and Courtney for their commitment to Catholic education at our board.

If you would like to recognize the efforts of a SMCDSB staff member, please take a moment to fill out our Celebrating Staff Form.