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Year: 1999 – Province: Saskatchewan

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

Guy Kerbrat

School: Rouleau School

Principal: Patti Rodger
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Grades/Subjects Taught: French, mathematics, computers, physical education, finance, housing

Teaching approach:

  • Look for ways to expand teaching repertoire to foster student interest and participation.
  • Encourage and teach students to be accountable for their actions, and accept that all decisions come with consequences.
  • Live the message that hard work and effort can achieve anything.

Outstanding achievements:

Created "Fast Track," a computer program designed to record and compile results during track meets. This program, currently used at the provincial level, eliminates the enormous amount of paperwork involved in track meets, and facilitates creation of all-star teams.

Spends hundreds of hours coaching senior boys volleyball, practising and playing six days a week. Teams reached provincial-level competitions eight years running, a record for the province. Many athletes go on to compete at university and senior provincial level.

Provides adapted assignments, and noon and after-school help for weaker math students. Given positive learning experiences, the students reciprocate with excellent effort and success.

Created an innovative set of vocabulary and conversation sheets on CD that gives categorized listing of French phrases for use with French program.

Chaired school division's technology committee, and created networked school computer system. Interviewed, selected and paid several students to be computer lab assistants, giving them interview and job experience.

Rave reviews:

"There was something about Guy that always made us be the best we could." Former student

"His work ethic is unbounded and thorough from preparation to delivery to evaluation." Former Principal

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