Canadian Teacher Magazine salutes the 2010 – 2011 recipients of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence. These awards, conferred annually, recognize the efforts of outstanding teachers across Canada. Certificate of Excellence (national) and Certificate of Achievement (regional) levels, carry cash prizes of $5,000 and $1,000 respectively. Financial awards are issued to the recipient’s school to be spent under the recipient’s direction.
Certificates of Excellence are awarded to the fifteen top-ranked nominees, with at least one award designated for each of the following regions: British Columbia, Prairies, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada. The next fifty top-ranked nominees each receive a Certificate of Achievement. Recipients receive letters and certificates, signed by the Prime Minister, as well as program pins and letterhead.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 – 2012 Prime Minister’s Awards program until November 30, 2011. www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/pmate-ppmee.nsf/eng/home
Certificate of Excellence Recipients
Alberta: Daniel Ryan Grassick.
British Columbia: Todd Ablett; Arlene Anderson; Laurie Cassie; William Eaton; Christine Marin; Harold Wardrop.
Newfoundland and Labrador: David Gill; Corey Morgan; Catherine Downey.
Northwest Territories: Sandra Ipana.
Nova Scotia: Nathan Beeler.
Ontario: Sean Clark; Shirley Dalrymple; Paul Finkelstein; Scott Masters.
Quebec: Louis Laroche.
Saskatchewan: Joanna Sanders Bobiash.
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
Alberta: Rita Gainer; David Karbashewski; Jonas Marchinko.
British Columbia: Dave Coad; Debbie Darling; Michael Flynn; Kristy Kilpatrick; Susan Stenson; Bruce Tate; Edward Trovato.
Manitoba: Alan Binne; Chantelle Marie Cotton; Tamara Einarson; Benoit Pellerin; Gregory Shedden; Melissa Wakeling.
New Brunswick: Michael O’Toole.
Newfoundland and Labrador: Yvonne Dawe; Glenn Normore; Darla O’Reilly; Sean Penney; Erin Walsh; Andrew Stickings.
Ontario: John Alan Baigent; Simon Ives; Christopher King; Tanya Leary; Heidi-Ann Pöltl; Frances Por; Sam Scott; Harriet Simand; Lynn Wilkins.
Quebec: Nancy Beauchemin; Judy Derick; Nathalie Deschêne; Étienne Fortin; Annie Jolicoeur; Jean-Maro Perreault; Marcy Stein; Megan Webster.
Saskatchewan: Robert McLeod; Dean Vendramin.
This article is from Canadian Teacher Magazine’s Nov/Dec 2011 issue.