Archived—Anita Drossis

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Year: 2008 – Province: Ontario

Certificate of Achievement Recipient

School: Vaughan Secondary School
1401 Clark Avenue West
Thornhill, Ontario
L4J 7R4

Principal: Christos Sarellas
School Telephone: 905-660-1397
School Fax: 905-660-0318
School Email: ecolenda@csap.ednet.ns.ca
School Website: www.vaughan.ss.yrdsb.edu.on.ca
Subjects and Grades Taught: Science, University Physics, AP Physics and mathematics in Grades 9, 11 and 12

Teaching Approach

  • Give students the skills they will need in university and the workforce; increasingly, this means giving them appropriate skills for working with information and communications technology.
  • Provide a blended learning environment by supplementing the classroom with extensive online resources.

Outstanding Achievements

  • In recent years, 96 percent of her students that wrote the AP Physics B exam achieved at least a level three (out of five), with 71 percent of those students achieving level four or five. Students consistently achieve in the 80th to 90th percentile in contests such as the Ontario Association of Physics Teachers Grade 11 contest, Sir Isaac Newton Contest, Canadian Association of Physics Contest and the University of Toronto Da Vinci Contest.
  • Created an online course management system with course outlines, homework, handouts, lab sheets, videos for review, discussion forums, a calendar for due dates, a glossary and a Wiki for student projects.

Rave Reviews

"Anita is a very dedicated teacher and the success of her students is paramount. In undertaking any task, she always asks, ' How will the students benefit?' As such, Anita is always willing to take that extra step and try something new." Colleague

"Mrs. Drossis' classrooms have a very competitive atmosphere, enabling us to try and do our very best." Former student