Archived—Awards for Teaching Excellence - 2009 Recipients List

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Province or territory
and type of award
School community Teacher community Name of school Name of teacher Grades and subjects taught Highlights
Alberta
Certificate of Excellence
Fort McKay Fort McKay Fort McKay School Casey Brown Kindergarten to Grade 8 By putting kids first, teacher-principal strives to meet students’ educational, emotional and physical needs, and ensure students are ready to learn
Alberta
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary Calgary Harold W. Riley Elementary School* Daniel Buchanan Grades 4, 5 and 6 Elementary teacher uses technology and other innovative means to give young students new ways of learning and expressing themselves
Alberta
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary Calgary Tom Baines School Rob Dougherty Drama, Performing Arts and Explorations in Film in grades 7, 8 and 9 Life-long enthusiast for arts and culture, and volunteering gives students a chance to lead and collaborate on film and theatre productions and raise funds for charity
Alberta
Certificate of Excellence
Red Deer Red Deer Poplar Ridge Elementary School Wayne Phillips Grade 3 Grade 3 teacher inspires young students to think ahead to their working life through challenging assignments and classroom jobs
Alberta
Certificate of Achievement
Rocky Mountain House Rocky Mountain House O’Chiese First Nation School Crystal Clark Grade 6 Role model, mentor and educator, Métis teacher shows students how their identity and passions are life-long strengths
Alberta
Certificate of Achievement
Edmonton Edmonton
Sherwood Park
Edmonton
Hardisty School Kym Francis
Scott Markine
Kristi Specht
Technology team for grades 7 to 9 Teaching team encourages students to use technology to enhance their learning and demonstrate their understanding of concepts and subject matter
Alberta
Certificate of Achievement
Edmonton Edmonton
Calgary
Argyll Centre James Kelso
Marilyn McKnight
Grade 7 Teaching duo work with students and families to chart a course for learning, helping them choose the optimal location, direction and environment for their education
Alberta
Certificate of Achievement
Calgary Calgary Calgary Science School Neil Stephenson Humanities in Grade 7 Teacher’s innovative and enquiry-based approach to teaching the humanities is a perfect fit at science-focused school
Alberta
Certificate of Achievement
Cold Lake Cold Lake Elizabeth School Kathryn Walmsley Grade 3 Teacher engages and enlists parents as supports for students and as advocates for education who reach out to the community
Alberta
Certificate of Achievement
Calgary Calgary West View School Donald Winchester Career and technology studies in grades 9 to 12 Teacher uses technology and project work to engage and inspire transient population of young offenders to plan for the future
British Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Surrey Surrey Sullivan Heights Secondary School Marc Pelech Visual Arts and Media Arts in grades 8 to 12 Art students use the city as their canvas and the Internet as their gallery thanks to teacher’s unflagging efforts to build partnerships and capitalize on technology
British Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver Vancouver Vancouver Technical Secondary School Shirley Turner Science, chemistry and physics in grades 8 to 12 Teacher champions science for students of all abilities and enhances advanced academic programs with outdoor adventure and community service
British Columbia
Certificate of Achievement
Vancouver North Vancouver Eric Hamber Secondary School Robert Arkiletian Computer programming and physics in grades 10 to 12 Teacher’s innovative classroom management software has transformed teaching and learning at Vancouver school and around world
British Columbia
Certificate of Achievement
Surrey Surrey Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School Anissa Kermode Career Education, Grad Transitions, Secondary School Apprenticeship in grades 8 to 12 Teacher stands behind students as they prepare to move on to higher education and the working world, giving them the skills and resources they need to succeed
British Columbia
Certificate of Achievement
Vancouver Richmond Kitsilano Secondary School Rainer Mehl Animation, Graphic Arts, Photography, Grad Transitions in Grades 9 to 12 Passionate photographer builds on his experience to bring practical and experience-based teaching to his classroom
British Columbia
Certificate of Achievement
Kamloops Knutsford Arthur Hatton Elementary School Wes Mueller Grades 6 and 7 Elementary teacher demystifies information and communications technology to engage students
British Columbia
Certificate of Achievement
Burnaby Coquitlam Burnaby Mountain Secondary School Richard Ryant Math in grades 9 to 12 Non-traditional activities in teacher’s math classes—singing, creating posters, telling jokes—spur students on to success
Manitoba
Certificate of Excellence
Steinbach Steinbach Steinbach Regional Secondary School Christopher Koop Media studies in grades 11 and 12 Media studies teacher looks beyond academics to help students become well-rounded individuals, and cheers on their every success—sometimes in a superhero costume
Manitoba
Certificate of Excellence
Portage La Prairie Portage La Prairie Portage Collegiate Institute James Kostuchuk World History, History of Rock and Roll, Drama and Archive in grades 11 and 12 Under teacher’s expert guidance, history students don’t just learn about history, they do it—recording, analyzing and archiving the past
Manitoba
Certificate of Achievement
Winnipeg Winnipeg Angus McKay School Michelle Lee Grade 6 Connecting with parents, businesses and the community, and focusing on professional development keeps this teacher at the top of her game
Manitoba
Certificate of Achievement
St. Norbert Winnipeg Parc La Salle School Joan MacKenzie Language arts, French, science and computer in Grade 2 Teacher encourages young learners to try harder, dream bigger and live beyond themselves as responsible global citizens
Manitoba
Certificate of Achievement
Ste. Anne Ste. Anne Ste. Anne Collegiate Peter Slobodzian Apprenticeship, Career Development in grades 9 to 12 To keep students engaged and in school, this educator takes students outside the school and traditional school structure to provide opportunities to learn and grow
New Brunswick
Certificate of Achievement
Bristol Florenceville Carleton North High School Susan Galbraith Visual and graphic arts in grades 10 to 12 Teacher gives students individual space and opportunities to learn and work on the go, while partnering with the community and business to enhance her arts programs
Newfoundland and Labrador
Certificate of Excellence
Churchill Falls Churchill Falls Eric G. Lambert School Ronald Blair History, physical education and French in grades 7 to 12 “Jack-of-all-trades” adapts his teaching to any curve thrown at him and interacts respectfully with students to give them confidence and help them express themselves
Newfoundland and Labrador
Certificate of Achievement
St. John’s Paradise Bishops College Bonnie Campbell English language arts in grades 10 to 12 English teacher explores language and literature in myriad imaginative ways: filmmaking, video and computer technology, clubs, trips and projects
Newfoundland and Labrador
Certificate of Achievement
Grand Falls-Windsor Grand Falls-Windsor Exploits Valley High School Byron Hiscock Level I and II math A safe and stimulating learning environment, infused with humour and adapted to various learning styles, helps this teacher’s students succeed in math
Northwest Territories
Certificate of Excellence
Yellowknife Yellowknife K’àlemì Dene School, The Community School of Ndilo Eileen Erasmus Grades 9 to 12 in an alternative high school setting Teacher honours Aboriginal students’ heritage and works with them in their community to help them find their place in the world
Nova Scotia
Certificate of Excellence
Windsor Windsor Avon View High School Steven Van Zoost Film and video, Advanced English,  Theory of Knowledge (International Baccalaureate) in grades 11 and 12 Pathfinder in integrating technology into the curriculum emphasizes student collaboration and prepares young people for careers in the 21st century economy
Nova Scotia
Certificate of Achievement
Sydney Mines North Sydney Memorial Composite High School Kent Brewer Grade 11 and 12 electrical construction Electrical construction teacher stresses the high standards for safety and work quality that students will be expected to meet in the workplace
Nova Scotia
Certificate of Achievement
Dartmouth Dartmouth Prince Arthur Junior High School Michael Diabo Instrumental music and band in grades 7 to 9 Music teacher leads bands on “world tour” of local elementary schools to connect students to the community and immerse them in its diversity
Nova Scotia
Certificate of Achievement
Wolfville Kentville Horton High School Jason Fuller Advance Placement,  advanced and regular stream biology in grades 11 and 12 Teacher capitalized on new technology to augment biology instruction for advanced students at his school and extend it to students across the region that would not otherwise have access
Nova Scotia
Certificate of Achievement
Thorburn Merigomish
Thorburn
Thorburn Consolidated School Shelley MacDonald
Carla MacEachern
Grades 4 and 5 Teaching team introduced laptop technology with wireless access to all students and integrated it into all aspects of the curriculum
Ontario
Certificate of Excellence
North Bay North Bay Nbisiing Secondary School Muriel Sawyer Ojibwe language in grades 9 to 12 Language lover uses imaginative techniques to teach new generation a dialect of the Ojibwe language and to be living examples of Ojibwe culture
Ontario
Certificate of Excellence
London London W.D. Sutton School (Raoul Wallenberg Centre) Ron Vandecasteele Grades 7 to 12 in a residential school setting Young men in residential treatment are inspired to re-engage in the regular school system and set goals for life, thanks to teacher’s caring and innovative approach
Ontario
Certificate of Achievement
Essex Kerwood Essex District High School Jennifer Alexander English in grades 9, 11 and 12 Using English literature, from both the past and today, teacher helps students see how they can make a difference in the world
Ontario
Certificate of Achievement
Thornhill Thornhill Thornhill Secondary School Nathalie Campbell Rudner Grade 10 science Teacher uses technology to open up possibilities for student learning and help them to become full participants in their education
Ontario
Certificate of Achievement
Markham Newmarket
Markham
Markham
Markville Secondary School Adrienne Chong
Rob Cotey
Mark Melnyk
Canadian and world history, world politics and world religions in grades 10 to 12 Teaching team gives students a voice while equipping them with the knowledge to become responsible and active citizens both in the school community and the world
Ontario
Certificate of Achievement
Bradford Bradford W. H. Day Elementary School Katie Kemp Grades 7 and 8 Special education coordinator works with students of widely differing abilities to help them succeed not only in elementary school but in high school and beyond
Ontario
Certificate of Achievement
Plantagenet Clarence Creek École secondaire catholique de Plantagenet Nicolas Lacelle Grades 9 to 12, drama   His contagious passion for theatre makes him an extraordinary teacher who selflessly gives of himself.    
Ontario
Certificate of Achievement
Windsor Windsor J. S. Stellar Leadership Academy Judy Spadafora Grade 5 Teacher gives all students equal opportunity to learn at a level that suits them and encourages them to reach their potential
Prince Edward Island
Certificate of Achievement
Summerside Summerside Three Oaks Senior High School Susan England English and ancient history in grades 10 to 12 Teacher breathes life into the pages of literature and history through group work, creative projects, dramatic presentations, guest speakers and field trips
Prince Edward Island
Certificate of Achievement
Charlottetown Charlottetown Charlottetown Rural High School Patricia Shields Grade 10 science and Grade 12 biology Science teacher capitalizes on new technology to create opportunities for students to collaborate and to give instant feedback and assessment
Quebec
Certificate of Excellence
Saint-Tite Trois-Rivières École secondaire Paul-le-Jeune Jean-Pierre Frigon History and Economic Life in Secondary 5 Shapes tomorrow’s decision-makers by teaching them that History is a stepping stone towards the future.
Quebec
Certificate of Excellence
Montréal Montréal Lester B. Pearson High School Michael Sweet English langauge arts in Secondary 3 and 4 (grades 9 and 10) Tireless educator gives students real-life experiences and purpose through high-quality and high-profile publishing projects

Quebec
Certificate of Achievement
Montréal Montréal Coronation Elementary School Patrick Charland French and science in cycles II (grades 3 and 4) and  III (grades 5 and 6) Introduces young learners to French culture and language in a home-like learning environment that sets students, many of whom are new Canadians, at ease
Quebec
Certificate of Achievement
Sherbrooke Sherbrooke Collège Mont Notre-Dame Daniel Coulombe Secondary 1 to 5, international bachelor’s degree  Profession: teacher, champion of good citizenship, uniter, designer of academic tools, lecturer, pioneer.  
Quebec
Certificate of Achievement
Laval Montréal Collège Letendre Evelyne Lussier Secondary 5, French   Trained the writing team of the student paper (La Jazette), which won of a Concours québécois en entreprenariat (Quebec entrepreneurship competition) award.
Quebec
Certificate of Achievement
Québec Québec Externat Saint Jean-Eudes Élizabeth Veilleux Secondary 3, mathematics, science and technology   Enthusiastically and effectively led his students to enter Expo-sciences, Quebec’s top science competition. 
Quebec
Certificate of Achievement
Béloeil Ste-Julie École Le Tournesol Gisèle Viau Grade 5, general instruction Has enabled his kids to travel the world through projects such as student exchanges with kids from other continents. 
Saskatchewan
Certificate of Achievement
Saskatoon Saskatoon Georges Vanier Catholic School Monique Martin Visual arts in Kindergarten to Grade 8 Students from all over city to attend school are drawn to teacher’s visual arts classes in which they learn not only technique but how to be ambassadors for art and for the school

* Closed June 2009, Teacher now at Simon Fraser School (as of September 2009)