Archived—Karen Grassick

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Year: 2008 – Province: Saskatchewan

Certificate of Achievement Recipient

School: Carlton Comprehensive High School
665-28th Street East
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
S6V 6E9

Principal: Dawn Kilmer
School Telephone: 306-922-3115
School Fax: 306-764-1770
School Website:
Subjects and Grades Taught: Chemistry in Grades 11 and 12

Teaching Approach

  • Never say never: do not let students give up on learning.
  • Use technology to bring home abstract concepts and make them concrete.

Outstanding Achievements

  • Makes extensive use of Smart Boards to allow students to 'see' molecules and reactions. Labs are also built into Smart Boards; students use the technology for practice, for review and for building new ideas to explain current theories.
  • Her students' success rate over the past four years has been remarkable. The pass rate is 98 percent. In the past six years, three of her students have won the University of Saskatchewan First and Best Award.

Rave Reviews

"She taught all the fundamentals extremely well but also taught more advanced topics that really helped for my post secondary education. Having the knowledge base from high school really propelled me into my university classes and onto my chemistry career." Former student

"Our school is a better place and moving in the direction of learning for all because Karen is on our teaching staff. Her energy and smile are infectious as is her dedication to learning." Colleague

"Mrs Grassick is a role model for girls to further their education in science." Student