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Archived — Recipient Bios

Year: 1999 – Province: Alberta

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

Doreen Czajkowsky

School: McNally High School

Principal: George Rice
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Grades/Subjects Taught: Biology

Teaching approach:

  • Show the relevance of biology through dramatic teaching and field trips to museums and universities.
  • Encourage weaker students by providing tutoring and special review courses.
  • Stay in contact with parents of children having attendance problems.

Outstanding achievements:

More than 90 percent of Mrs. Czajkowsky's biology students met the provincial standard in 1999 and 40.7 percent met the standard of excellence, making the school the best in the district.

Attendance in biology classes is higher than school average: 92.4 percent compared to 89.4 percent in 1998, for example.

An essay by one student about mayflies of the North Saskatchewan River is being used as a model for International Baccalaureate students all over the world.

Many former students go into medicine. One is now head of radiology technicians at an Edmonton hospital.

Helped write and edit biology teaching material used province-wide.

Coordinated the WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering and Science and Technology) program to encourage young women to pursue careers in science.

Rave reviews:

"She gives objectives at the start of every unit so that students know what they are expected to learn. At the end, the objectives act as a study guide." Student

"Mrs. Czajkowsky always creates a fun, enjoyable atmosphere for learning to ensure the success of students." Student

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