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Year: 2000 – Province: Ontario
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
School: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School
795 Watters Road
Orléans, Ontario K4A 2T2
Principal: Julie Tuepah
School Telephone: 613-830-3215
School Fax: 613-830-5698
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades four, five and six resource teacher
- Use example and guidance to motivate students and staff to reach and exceed their potential.
- Be an advocate for students with parents and colleagues so that learning needs can be met.
- Find ways for students and staff to assume responsibility for their own learning and development.
Designs programs based on student interest. This helps students reach beyond their current performance and consistently improve test scores and class marks:
- individual novel studies for grade six students allow children with reading difficulties to participate in class activity
- matching special needs students with peer tutors helps special needs students integrate successfully into the classroom
- program that teaches students, parents and staff to identify children's learning difficulties and develop individual coping mechanisms boosts student confidence and performance
- tutorial sessions prepare students to take standardized tests and provincial achievement tests, lessen test stress and ensure that students make their best effort
- teaching students non-verbal cues and strategies helps students develop social skills; students practice these skills in the safe classroom environment and then implement them in real-life situations.
Instituted a lunchtime homework club to help students with their work.
Involves larger community in life of the school. Mrs Moyle arranged 15 high school co-op placements at school and recruited 12 volunteers to assist in classrooms.
"Her positive nature filters down through the whole staff and to the students and parents. Not a day goes by that I don't learn a new way of looking at things from Aileen." Fellow teacher
"Mrs. Moyle was like a messenger of hope in the life of our family. She encouraged a very collaborative approach to programming that recognized our knowledge and assuaged our fears." Parent