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2021 Recipients — Teaching Excellence in STEM

Certificate of Excellence

Ontario

Cindy Law

Through her innovative programming and teaching practice, Cindy Law builds bridges to learn science for all students.

Saskatchewan

Nat Banting

Nat Banting’s dynamic teaching methods in mathematics, provide students with access to the rich lifelong benefits that STEM has to offer.

Certificate of Achievement

Alberta

Lacey Brockhoff

Collaboration and her commitment to higher academic achievement for her students are the key elements in Lacey Brockhoff’s approach to teaching math.

Nicole Pocsik and Robin Duncan

This teaching team of Nicole Pocsik and Robin Duncan is committed to the promotion of science as a field of study, and eventually as a career.

British Columbia

Karen Bowater

Empowering her students to break down gender and racial biases, allowing them to be better global citizens, Karen Bowater creates a safe space in her classroom for students to learn math.

Joseph Muise

Joseph Muise teaches his students physics examples from outside the classroom as part of his teaching approach and challenges his students to do the same.

Manitoba

Jacqueline Monteith

As a leader in the area of distance learning in the largest geographic school division in Manitoba, Jacqueline Monteith is a voice for education accessibility for people in 39 rural and remote communities.

Nova Scotia

Robert Davies

Robert Davies promotes excellence in science and has a creative toolbox of assessment tools that recognizes the individual learning styles and unique skills of his students.

Souad El-Achkar

Knowing that mathematics is not simply teaching a procedure and having students complete questions from a textbook or getting the right answer, Souad El-Achkar wants students to be mathematical thinkers and problem solvers.

Nunavut

Joey Rhodes

Staying connected by providing them with a challenging yet supportive environment, Joey Rhodes offers a class setting where students feel confident to express themselves and understand the value of respect and openness to others.

Ontario

Alice Aspinall

Making math accessible to more students, Alice Aspinall uses innovative strategies to help students develop a greater understanding of math concepts.

Patrick Doucet

Patrick Doucet created the Esports Academy, a complete learning program designed to develop students’ leadership, digital and creative culture, basic programming and virtual environment building skills, and their communication talents.

Lendyl D'Souza

Complex scientific concepts are brought to life in Lendyl D’Souza’s class, allowing students to become more connected to their learning, generating a understanding and improved learning outcomes.

Clayton Ellis

Clayton Ellis is a digital pioneer, fostering real-world skills in his students to help them succeed in science, math and computer studies.

Bluky Ng

Bluky Ng is a staunch supporter of women in STEM, showing them it is possible to be successful and providing them with the tools to do so.

Michelle Parrish

Collaboration, inclusion and innovation are the teaching methods that Michelle Parrish uses to inspire the students in her classes.

Quebec

Rachel Primeau

This devoted teacher uses technology to support student success and help them learn to read.

All 2021 recipients

2021 Recipients
Certificate Community Name of school Name of teacher Subjects and grades taught Highlights
Alberta
Certificate of Achievement Morinville Four Winds Public School Lacey Brockhoff Mathematics for grades 6, 7 and 8 Collaboration and her commitment to higher academic achievement for her students are the key elements in Lacey Brockhoff’s approach to teaching math.
Certificate of Achievement Medicine Hat Crescent Heights High School Nicole Pocsik and Robin Duncan Science for grades 10 - 12 This teaching team of Nicole Pocsik and Robin Duncan is committed to the promotion of science as a field of study, and eventually as a career.
British Columbia
Certificate of Achievement Abbotsford WJ Mouat Secondary School Karen Bowater Math, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and  Senior Student Leadership for grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 Empowering her students to break down gender and racial biases, allowing them to be better global citizens, Karen Bowater creates a safe space in her classroom for students to learn math.
Certificate of Achievement Burnaby St. Thomas More Collegiate Joseph Muise Physics and  Astronomy for grades 11 and 12 Joseph Muise teaches his students physics examples from outside the classroom as part of his teaching approach and challenges his students to do the same.
Manitoba
Certificate of Achievement Winnipeg Frontier School Division Jacqueline Monteith Science and sustainability for grades Kindergarten to 12. As a leader in the area of distance learning in the largest geographic school division in Manitoba, Jacqueline Monteith is a voice for education accessibility for people in 39 rural and remote communities.
Nova Scotia
Certificate of Achievement New Port West Hants Middle School Robert Davies Math and science for grade 8 Robert Davies promotes excellence in science and has a creative toolbox of assessment tools that recognizes the individual learning styles and unique skills of his students.
Certificate of Achievement Dartmouth Halifax Regional Centre for Education Souad El-Achkar Math for grades 6 to 10 Knowing that mathematics is not simply teaching a procedure and having students complete questions from a textbook or getting the right answer, Souad El-Achkar wants students to be mathematical thinkers and problem solvers.
Nunavut
Certificate of Achievement Iqaluit Inuksuk High School Joey Rhodes Robotics, Chemistry,  Math for grades 9-12 Staying connected by providing them with a challenging yet supportive environment, Joey Rhodes offers a class setting where students feel confident to express themselves and understand the value of respect and openness to others.
Ontario
Certificate of Excellence Toronto William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute Cindy Law Science for Grades 10 to 12 Through her innovative programming and teaching practice, Cindy Law builds bridges to learn science for all students.
Certificate of Achievement Windsor Walkerville Collegiate Institute Alice Aspinall Mathematics for grades 9 to 12 Making math accessible to more students, Alice Aspinall uses innovative strategies to help students develop a greater understanding of math concepts.
Certificate of Achievement Ottawa Centre professionnel et technique Minto Patrick Doucet Geography and technology for grades 9 to 12 Patrick Doucet created the Esports Academy, a complete learning program designed to develop students’ leadership, digital and creative culture, basic programming and virtual environment building skills, and their communication talents.
Certificate of Achievement Toronto Notre Dame High School Lendyl D'Souza Science and wellness for grades 9 to 12 Complex scientific concepts are brought to life in Lendyl D’Souza’s class, allowing students to become more connected to their learning, generating a understanding and improved learning outcomes.
Certificate of Achievement Brampton David Suzuki Secondary School Clayton Ellis Science for grades 9 to 12 Clayton Ellis is a digital pioneer, fostering real-world skills in his students to help them succeed in science, math and computer studies.
Certificate of Achievement Mississauga Peel District School Board Bluky Ng Science for grades 9 to 12 Bluky Ng is a staunch supporter of women in STEM, showing them it is possible to be successful and providing them with the tools to do so.
Certificate of Achievement Kenora Keewatin Patricia District School Board Michelle Parrish Blended Learning and Digital Skills for grades Kindergarten to 12 Collaboration, inclusion and innovation are the teaching methods that Michelle Parrish uses to inspire the students in her classes.
Quebec
Certificate of Achievement Montréal École des Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens Rachel Primeau Grade 2 This devoted teacher uses technology to support student success and help them learn to read.
Saskatchewan
Certificate of Excellence Saskatoon Marion M. Graham Collegiate Nat Banting Mathematics, Grades 9 – 12 Nat Banting’s dynamic teaching methods in mathematics, provide students with access to the rich lifelong benefits that STEM has to offer.
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