Margot Arnold

Year: 2016-17 – Province: Saskatchewan

Certificate of Achievement Recipient

Margot Arnold

Weyburn Comprehensive School
629 King Street
Weyburn, Saskatchewan  S4H 2S5

Principal: Wade Oberg
School telephone: 306-842-7494
School email: N/A
School website: www.cornerstonesd.ca

Subjects and grades taught: Entrepreneurship 30, Accounting 10-30, Drafting 10-30, Information Processing 10-30

"When you're green you grow and when you're red you rot": Margot Arnold is an entrepreneurship teacher who pushes students to step outside their comfort zones to surpass their goals and reach their dreams.

Teaching approach

Mrs. Arnold's students work together to conceive, create, develop and operate a business. Using skills from across the curriculum, they learn to solve problems, deal with conflict, cooperate with others and deal with the public.

Outstanding achievements

  • Mrs. Arnold and her students have developed many community partnerships through the Junior Achievement (JA) program that provides support, guidance and donations. These include SK Ministry of Education, the Chamber of Commerce and many local businesses.
  • Students – or JA company members – are encouraged to monitor, address or eliminate their carbon footprint.
  • Margot's JA companies have excelled provincially and nationally, winning several awards and nominated for others. Two JA companies have achieved the highest award nationally two years in a row, the Chamber of Commerce's "Company of the Year" award.

Rave reviews

"Mrs. Arnold is a master teacher. She integrates outcomes and skills across subject areas to fully access an array of skills and knowledge that when combined, create a stimulating and successful learning experience."

Director of Education/CEO

"Margot strives for the roots of learning to go deep with her students. Margot is humble and it is her gentle, re-assuring demeanor that has her connect with her students in a manner that inspires confidence."

Vice-president, JA Saskatchewan
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