Archived—Cheryl Hickey

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Year: 2008 – Province: Alberta

Certificate of Achievement Recipient

School: St. Gabriel School
585 Signal Road
Fort McMurray Alberta
T9H 4V3

Principal: Virgilio Espejo
School Telephone: 780-799-5745
School Fax: 780-799-5749
School Email: kirby.coleen@ic.gc.ca
School Website: www.fmcsd.ab.ca/stgabriel
Subjects and Grades Taught: Grade 6

Teaching Approach:

  • Every student can and will learn. "Both in the classroom and on the playground, Mrs. Hickey constantly encourages children to think about what they are doing and to consider how they might improve it."
  • Every visitor presents a teachable moment, whether the visitor is a high school graduate paying a return visit or a parent coming to volunteer. The guest is treated as a special person from whom the students can learn something.

Outstanding Achievements:

  • Encourages students to enter writing contests, many of which her students have won. Examples include a Remembrance Day writing contest organized by a local veteran, the Knights of Columbus "Keeping Christ in Christmas" contest, the Staples Writing Competition and the Young Authors' Writing Contest.
  • Organized events such as the Halloween Penny Arcade and Candy Cane-deer that allow students to show entrepreneurial spirit through creative projects and to sell the products they create.

Rave Reviews:

"She is a kind and caring teacher who will go the extra mile to help her students succeed. She treats students equally and brings her own life experiences into the classroom to help her students solve their everyday problems." Parent

"She believes that everyone should have a good education no matter what the circumstances. Mrs. Hickey gives everyone an equal chance." Student