Milton elementary school teacher honoured with prestigious award

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Published December 1, 2021 at 12:58 pm

A Milton elementary school teacher has recently been named the recipient of a prestigious award.

Christine Vanderwal, an Itinerant Resource Teacher with the Halton District School Board (HDSB), has received the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence (Certificate of Achievement) and was nominated for her role as a teacher at Viola Desmond Public School in the 2020-2021 school year.

Through receiving the award, Vanderwal is recognized for her teaching approach, which according to the HDSB, incorporates a range of learning tools while creating an inclusive classroom.

It also uses various methods of technology including photography, animation and stop motion to engage students.

“It is a privilege to be an educator, and my greatest joy is to work in a community alongside young people, empowering them to use their voices, uncover their gifts and explore their passions,” said Vanderwal.

Curtis Ennis, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board said, “We are so proud that an HDSB educator has been honoured with the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence.”

“Christine embodies the Board’s values by ensuring her students are learning in an environment dedicated to equity, collaboration and inclusion while focused on 21st-century learning.”

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