2016 Recipients

2015 recipients
Province Community Name of school Name of teacher Grades and subjects taught Highlights
Alberta
Certificate of Achievement Edmonton St. Joseph High School Carla Cuglietta Religious studies, Grade 11 Powerful and passionate teacher inspires positive change, models how to be a leader while engaging students in activities that build character, and supports students' physical, intellectual and spiritual development.
Certificate of Achievement Fort McMurray Holy Trinity Catholic High School Abbi Easton Math, Science, Blogging, Website Design and Health, Grade 9 Never Haupting down from a challenge, educator transitioned from teaching Grade 1 to Grade 9, bringing along techniques to engage teens and guide their learning with open-ended enquiries.
Certificate of Excellence Lloydminster St. Mary's Elementary School Nicole Blais Grade 6, all subjects Combining technological savvy with genuine caring, this teacher takes her students from their small town to destinations around the world to learn from and help others.
Certificate of Achievement Red Deer École Secondaire Notre Dame High School Mandy Reed English as a Second Language, Social Studies, Canadian Studies, grades 10 to 12 This master teacher and true servant-leader gives second-language learners every opportunity to succeed in school and helps Canadians and their families build a new life.
Certificate of Excellence Spruce Grove Spruce Grove Composite High School Scott Onuczko Communication Technology, grades 10 to 12 Guided by their passions, students in this inspiring teacher's communications classes explore their creative sides and make their mark on the world … one custom-made t-shirt at a time.
British Columbia
Certificate of Achievement Burnaby Kitchener Elementary School Bryan Tesan Grades 4 and 5, all subjects Inspired by his own family, this "bright light" helps students of all abilities, and their parents, find their way in the school system and uses technology and simulation games to enhance learning.
Certificate of Achievement Port Coquitlam Citadel Middle School Greg Tjosvold Grade 6, all subjects Author, world traveller and tech enthusiast, educator inspires children's minds and nourishes their hearts, challenging gifted students and helping those struggling to take their next steps.
Certificate of Excellence Port Coquitlam École Irvine Elementary School Emmanuel Escueta Grade 2, French immersion Developer of the Verbathon—a national French verb conjugation tournament—this teacher also engages his young students with songs, dances, instruments and crafts from several cultures.
Certificate of Excellence Vancouver David Livingstone Elementary School Monica Lee Kindergarten This "fearlessly creative" Kindergarten teacher enlivens student learning with SMARTboards and involves her class in social justice projects to help families on the other side of the world.
Certificate of Achievement Vancouver Shaughnessy Elementary School Carla Pace Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Drama, Physical Education, Grade 5 Building 3D models of the digestive track, creating board games and performing a Shakespeare play: this teachers gets children busy, believing that participation is the route to self-discovery.
Manitoba
Certificate of Achievement Balmoral Balmoral School Brenda Margetts Kindergarten Children leave this veteran educator's class as young leaders, stewards of the earth and proud Canadians, and receive a handwritten note from her when they graduate from Grade 12.
Certificate of Excellence Winnipeg Sisler High School Charles Bazilewich Technology Education, grades 10 to 12 Trailblazer pioneered high school cybersecurity courses in Canada, featuring unique industry partnerships and notable student success in post-secondary education and the job market.
New Brunswick
Certificate of Achievement Moncton Forest Glen Elementary School Krista Richard Physical Education, Kindergarten to Grade 4 Dedicated and tireless physical education teacher enriches school and student life through physical activity and fun, teaches and models respect and inclusion to the benefit of all students and families.
Certificate of Excellence Riverview Riverview Middle School Armand Doucet Physical Education, Health, grades 6 to 8 Teacher with larger-than-life personality transformed school into Hogwarts to encourage literacy and leads by example, running 990 km in 31 days to get students moving.
Northwest Territories
Certificate of Achievement Inuvik East Three Secondary School Eugene Jenks English Language Arts, Northern Studies, grades 10 to 12 Engaging teacher reaches out to students in isolated Arctic communities through eLearning and video conferencing to both build rapport with individuals and create a sense of community.
Certificate of Achievement Yellowknife École Allain St-Cyr Heather Bilodeau English, grades 4 to 12 Thanks to her collaborative approach, this action-oriented woman (the only English teacher of her school) has successfully adapted her teaching methods to meet the highly diverse needs of her blended classrooms.
Nova Scotia
Certificate of Achievement Wolfville Horton High School Natalie MacIsaac English, Drama, Theatre Arts, African Heritage, grades 10 to 12 "Enthusiastic, energetic, engaging and encouraging" teacher incorporates dance and movement into her classes and uses her community contacts for student learning and leadership.
Ontario
Certificate of Achievement Amherstburg General Amherst High School Amy Soucie Learning Support, Special Education, grades 9 to 12 With a collaborative approach, knowledge and experience, this strong advocate for students with disabilities ensures they are fully integrated into school life and have every chance to succeed.
Certificate of Achievement Chatham Indian Creek Road Public School Brian Aspinall Math, Science, Language and Physical Education, grades 7 and 8 "Funny man" keeps elementary students active and engaged with coding and developing apps, and supports teachers and learners with the free, web-based software he creates.
Certificate of Achievement Guelph Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute Michael Parsons Business Leadership, International Business Fundamentals, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, grades 9, 11 and 12 Role model's experiential, cross-curricular business program takes students out of confines of school to focus on leadership, inspires them to fundraise tens of thousands of dollars each year.
Certificate of Excellence London Emily Carr Public School Steve Revington Grade 4, all subjects Globally celebrated teacher pioneered "learning by doing" in the early 1990s and has since engaged generations of students through immersive and interactive activities.
Certificate of Achievement London Oakridge Secondary School Laura Briscoe Visual Arts and Technology, grades 9 to 12, and Developmental Art Class Passionate and dedicated art teacher guides students as they share their creative skills with younger learners, local businesses and the wider world.
Certificate of Achievement Richmond Richmond Public School Carolyn McGuire Grades 3, all subjects Nurturing teacher's wide-ranging strategies help students with academic, social and behavioural challenges to thrive and girls to build self-esteem and strong characters as they grow.
Certificate of Achievement Sarnia Errol Road Public School Kerry Miller Full-day Kindergarten Leaving home for school for the first time, children encounter this loving and creative teacher who makes sure they find their place and learn to think clearly and act logically.
Certificate of Excellence St. Catharines Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Jean-Paul Dupont Music, Math, Food and Nutrition, grades 9 to 12 Passionate teacher created multi-faceted music program from scratch, giving extensively of himself to his students and inspiring them to become the best they can be.
Certificate of Achievement Toronto Bloorview School Authority Shelley Neal Teacher-librarian, Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 "How can I help? Let's make it so." With those words, this long-time educator not only ensures students with disabilities succeed on their own terms but also supports and mentors her colleagues.
Certificate of Achievement Toronto Crescent School David Lloyd Grant Science, Exploring Technology, Tech/Robotics, grades 9 and 10 Known as a "disruptive technology" in his own right, teacher transformed school's approach to teaching and learning, using robotics and cross-curricular projects to engage boys.
Certificate of Achievement Toronto Nelson Mandela Park Public School Helen Wolfe Grades 1 to 8, all subjects, Teacher-librarian and Literacy Coach Ambitious cross-curricular units, coding club for girls that "stomps the digital divide" and family numeracy evenings: a few examples of how this 40-year teacher has had a lasting impact.
Certificate of Excellence Toronto University of Toronto Schools Anand Mahadevan Science and biology, grades 10 to 12 Budding scientists blossom into well-rounded individuals under this mentor's guidance, solving complex problems, pursuing their interests with passion and becoming global citizens.
Certificate of Achievement Woodstock Huron Park Secondary School Elaine Haupt Teacher-librarian, grades 9 to 12 With one simple motto—"Read, write, speak, grow"—this gentle educator leads in-depth exploration of texts, welcomes and supports reluctant learners, and mentors colleagues.
Quebec
Certificate of Achievement Drummondville École secondaire Jeanne-Mance Annie Jutras French, Secondary 2 and 5 This teacher has taught her students the essential power of communication through a variety of academic projects related to poetry and culture.
Certificate of Achievement Lac-Beauport École primaire Montagnac Marc-André Perron Teacher, Grade 5 This teacher helps his students learn by staging plays and conducting other fun and innovative activities.
Certificate of Excellence Lévis École secondaire les Etchemins Yvan Girouard Environmental Science and Technology, Secondary 4 A classroom/museum, a 10 m dinosaur, a profusion of videos: this teacher uses every imaginative tool at his disposal to make learning an innovative and enriching experience.
Certificate of Achievement Quebec City École secondaire Jean-de-Brébeuf André Garneau Music, Secondary 1, 4 and 5 By encouraging his students to achieve excellence and to appreciate the power of team work, this teacher has made his school's Music program the huge success that it is today.
Certificate of Achievement Rosemere Rosemere High School Andrea Venditti Science and Technology, Physics, Secondary 4 and 5 Passionate about all things science, veteran teacher actively engages her own students, while exposing younger children to the fun of science before they get to high school.
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