Bay Roberts educators win excellence awards
Three teachers from Amalgamated Academy in Bay Roberts have been awarded a certificate of excellence as part of the 201011 Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence.
Catherine Downey, David Gill and Corey Morgan were honoured at a ceremony in Ottawa on Oct. 5, fittingly held on World Teachers’ Day.
“I am thrilled today to acknowledge their outstanding contribution to learning,” said Labrador MP Peter Penashue, who is this province’s regional minister in the federal cabinet.
“ With the children and youth of Bay Roberts benefitting from their passion and creativity, Canada’s future is in good hands.”
The three teach drama and language arts for grades 7 to 9, technology education and physical education for grades 7 to 9, and social studies for grades 8 and 9, respectively.
They are described on the Prime Minister’s website as a “superhero teaching trio that makes magic happen and turns school into a media production company.”
This year, 26 certificates of excellence were presented for educational excellence at all levels, from pre-school through to secondary school. All recipients have been recognized as leaders who have been exceptionally innovative in helping students excel and young children get the best possible start in life.
Certificate of excellence winners receive $5,000 to be shared equally between the winners and their schools or childcare institutions, as well as a certificate, a pin and a letter from Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Industry Canada delivers this awards program in partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Health Canada, and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. Research In Motion Limited and the RBC Foundation are corporate partners of the program.
Three teachers from Amalgamated Academy in Bay Roberts, Corey Morgan, Catherine Downey and David Gill,havebeen awarded a certificate of excellence as part of the 2010-11 Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence. The presentation took place on Oct. 5 —World Teachers’ Day — in Ottawa. Prime Minister Stephen Harper (second from right) was on hand for the ceremony.