York University

Research interests: Curriculum Development and Second Language Teaching and Learning.


Professor Gerry Connelly is Adjunct professor at York University, Co-Director of the Canadian Sustainability and Education Academy and Director of Policy and Research for The Learning Partnership. She is the former Director of Education of the Toronto District School Board, and Director of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch, in the Ontario Ministry of Education.

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. 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.