December 1, 2010:
The Halton District School Board encourages school communities to nominate a teacher or support staff member for the 2011 Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
Outstanding teachers and support staff can make a difference in a child’s life – and it happens in schools every day. The Halton District School Board takes pride in the work of all staff and wishes to see more of their many successes recognized through this prestigious award by the Premier’s Office and the Ontario Ministry of Education.
There are six different award categories, recognizing a range of people and skills.
If you know a teacher or support staff member who has made a difference in your school community and has demonstrated their commitment to students, please take the time to nominate them. Nominations can be submitted by anyone including students, parents, staff, colleagues, community members, local business people and social agency partners. Teachers, support staff, principals and vice-principals, supervisory officers, directors of education and many others are eligible for nomination.
All nominations must be submitted before Monday, January 31, 2011.
To date, the Premier’s Awards for Teaching Excellence, entering its fifth year, has honoured 82 recipients –including numerous Halton District School Board staff – for their outstanding contributions in education. The most recent Halton District School Board staff to have received this award include:
• Michelle Jerzyk
(2010) – New Teacher of the Year~
• Monique Gazan
(2009) – Teacher of the Year
• Jonathan Hancock
(2009) – New Teacher of the Year
• David Margetts
(2009) – Excellent Support Staff award
• Kathy Elmer
(2007) – Teacher of the Year award.
To learn more about the Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence program and to nominate a staff member from the Halton District School Board, visit [ fcp://@chatt.hdsb.ca,%2337010/Mailbox/_blank/www.ontario.ca/teachingawards ]www.ontario.ca/teachingawards~
For additional information, contact:
Marnie Denton, Manager of Communication Services
Halton District School Board
(905) 335-3663; Toll free: 1-877-618-3456