Archived—Don Homan

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Year: 2008 – Province: British Columbia

Certificate of Achievement Recipient

School: D. P. Todd Secondary School
4444 Hill Avenue
Prince George, British Columbia
V2M 5V9

Principal: Brian Toll
School Telephone: 250-562-9525
School Fax: 250-564-4875
School Email: kirby.coleen@ic.gc.ca
School Website: www.dpts.sd57.bc.ca
Subjects and Grades Taught: Counselling and leadership in Grades 9 to 12

Teaching Approach:

  • I've always had the belief that if students are given an opportunity and shown the skills, they can succeed. I am there to give them guidance but the students take the initiative and move on from there.
  • Each leadership class begins with a two-day retreat at a nearby wilderness camp. This secluded environment differs in that it allows students to focus on concepts presented to them without outside distractions.

Outstanding Achievements:

  • Took over and completely transformed the D. P. Todd leadership courses. His students and the program have won numerous leadership awards including the Beyond Mars Leadership Cup, the Heart and Stroke Outstanding Achievement Award and the Advantage Leadership Award.
  • A full 100 percent of his students are involved in volunteer activities in the school and community.

Rave Reviews:

"He often speaks of the "Five Ls": living, laughing, learning, loving and leaving a legacy. Through his teachings and his work, Don has left a legacy not only within his community but through the life lessons students will take with them the rest of their lives." Colleague

"Leadership gave me lots of opportunities to grow that no other class could have given me." Former student