Archived — Recipient Bios

Year: 1998 – Province: Alberta

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

Julie Matatko

School: Elizabeth School

Principal: William Baker
Grades/Subjects Taught: Elementary language arts and social studies

Teaching approach:

  • Create a stable atmosphere for students. Be aware of the culture of the community in which you are teaching.
  • Be open to students' views and give them candid, constructive feedback.
  • Keep parents informed of their children's successes as well as any concerns or problems. Keep thorough records of interactions with parents.
  • Budget time for maximum efficiency.

Outstanding achievements:

Gained confidence and support of Aboriginal community leaders.

Encourages team spirit among school and division colleagues.

Emphasizes communication between school and home, keeping parents informed of students' problems, concerns and successes.

Runs successful after-school newspaper club.

Played key role in Northland School Division's Performance Assessment Project to improve students achievement: helped develop evaluation criteria and guidelines for test administration and tested students in language arts and mathematics.

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