Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence Recipients
Nicole Blais is a happy combination of technological savvy, positive attitude, quick wit and genuine care for others. Under her guidance, her students seek to make themselves, Canada and the world stronger and more compassionate. Her award-winning Our Village Uganda program brings Canadian and African students together over Skype for prayer and discussion.
Traditional tools and the latest technology both have a place in Scott Onuczko's class—helping students explore their creative sides. Collaborative projects give learners real-world experience. Students enhance their design and production skills, explore interests outside the curriculum and change the world … one personally designed and silkscreened T-shirt at a time.
Emmanuel Escueta's French immersion students are proud, happy and excited to learn from this caring educator. With songs, dances, instruments and crafts, Mr. Escueta shares his Filipino culture and other traditions. Schools across Canada use his Verbathon language competition to get children excited about French. His young learners excel in reading, writing and performance.
Monica Lee's classroom is focused on supporting, extending and celebrating the ways her young students learn. Her classroom is filled with music and nature. Her international experience—including work at a Chinese orphanage—helps students make connections between school and society. Technology such as SMARTBoards extends learning for five- and six-year-olds and helps them pursue their interests. Her blog keeps parents and others up to date on what's happening in the classroom.
Charles Bazilewich isn't just an innovator. He's a trailblazer. His cyber-security courses filled a major gap in Manitoba's high school curriculum. Students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a safe and ethical environment. They receive unparalleled professional training and mentoring. Graduates are scooped up by employers and excel in post-secondary courses.
With his larger-than-life personality, Armand Doucet turned to teaching to make a difference in children's lives. How? By transforming his school into Hogwarts to hook kids on reading; by running nearly 1,000 km in one month to set a good example for families about getting active; and by instilling pride in the school through refurbished classrooms and leading-edge equipment.
Jean-Paul Dupont is a passionate, creative thinker. Holy Cross owes its multifaceted choir and band program to Mr. Dupont. His board-wide Art and Soul program brings students together for a two-day retreat to explore creativity and faith. He strives to become the best possible version of himself he can be. He inspires and expects his students to do the same.
Anand Mahadevan pushes young scientists to be curious, experiment, collaborate, solve complex problems and pursue their interests with passion. His two-week Bright Lights in the Lab summer program inspires students to pursue neuroscience. He also helps his high-achieving students to become well-rounded, with exemplary communications, time management and collaborative skills.
Steve Revington's authentic learning model extends education far beyond the walls of the school. Learning encompasses the local community and the broader world. Interactive and immersive experiences abound. Students explore the city solving clues and completing rich and meaningful tasks. They engineer and construct capsules to protect raw eggs being dropped from great heights — all to engage students and bring learning to life.
He has been nicknamed "Professor Duracell"! Yvan Girouard is a tireless innovator. His "class museum" is an example of his personality: stimulating, playful and fascinating. From the creation of 3D videos of science experiments to the construction of a 10 m dinosaur, his many talents are always at his students' service.
Certificate of Achievement
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
Powerful and passionate teacher inspires positive change, models how to be a leader while engaging students in activities that build character, and supports students' physical, intellectual and spiritual development.
Never Haupting down from a challenge, educator transitioned from teaching Grade 1 to Grade 9, bringing along techniques to engage teens and guide their learning with open-ended enquiries.
This master teacher and true servant-leader gives second-language learners every opportunity to succeed in school and helps Canadians and their families build a new life.
Inspired by his own family, this "bright light" helps students of all abilities, and their parents, find their way in the school system and uses technology and simulation games to enhance learning.
Author, world traveller and tech enthusiast, educator inspires children's minds and nourishes their hearts, challenging gifted students and helping those struggling to take their next steps.
Building 3D models of the digestive track, creating board games and performing a Shakespeare play: this teachers gets children busy, believing that participation is the route to self-discovery.
Children leave this veteran educator's class as young leaders, stewards of the earth and proud Canadians, and receive a handwritten note from her when they graduate from Grade 12.
Dedicated and tireless physical education teacher enriches school and student life through physical activity and fun, teaches and models respect and inclusion to the benefit of all students and families.
Engaging teacher reaches out to students in isolated Arctic communities through video conferencing to both build rapport with individuals and create a sense of community.
Thanks to her collaborative approach, this action-oriented woman (the only English teacher of her school) has successfully adapted her teaching methods to meet the highly diverse needs of her blended classrooms.
"Enthusiastic, energetic, engaging and encouraging" teacher incorporates dance and movement into her classes and uses her community contacts for student learning and leadership.
With a collaborative approach, knowledge and experience, this strong advocate for students with disabilities ensures they are fully integrated into school life and have every chance to succeed.
"Funny man" keeps elementary students active and engaged with coding and developing apps, and supports teachers and learners with the free, web-based software he creates.
Role model's experiential, cross-curricular business program takes students out of confines of school to focus on leadership, inspires them to fundraise tens of thousands of dollars each year.
Passionate and dedicated art teacher guides students as they share their creative skills with younger learners, local businesses and the wider world.
Nurturing teacher's wide-ranging strategies help students with academic, social and behavioural challenges to thrive and girls to build self-esteem and strong characters as they grow.
Leaving home for school for the first time, children encounter this loving and creative teacher who makes sure they find their place and learn to think clearly and act logically.
"How can I help? Let's make it so." With those words, this long-time educator not only ensures students with disabilities succeed on their own terms but also supports and mentors her colleagues.
Known as a "disruptive technology" in his own right, teacher transformed school's approach to teaching and learning, using robotics and cross-curricular projects to engage boys.
Ambitious cross-curricular units, coding club for girls that "stomps the digital divide" and family numeracy evenings: a few examples of how this 40-year teacher has had a lasting impact.
With one simple motto—"Read, write, speak, grow"—this gentle educator leads in-depth exploration of texts, welcomes and supports reluctant learners, and mentors colleagues.
This teacher has taught her students the essential power of communication through a variety of academic projects related to poetry and culture.
This teacher helps his students learn by staging plays and conducting other fun and innovative activities.
By encouraging his students to achieve excellence and to appreciate the power of team work, this teacher has made his school's Music program the huge success that it is today.
Passionate about all things science, veteran teacher actively engages her own students, while exposing younger children to the fun of science before they get to high school.