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Toronto Catholic District School Board

TCDSB Congratulates Winner of Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence

 
Winner of Prime Ministers Award for Teaching Excellence.JPGThe Toronto Catholic District School Board congratulates Maureen Sims, teacher at St Bonaventure Catholic School in North York, for being recognized with a Certificate of Achievement in the 2014 Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
 
According to the Government of Canada website: “Ms. Maureen Sims challenges her students to "think outside the box" every single day in the classroom. She employs special "Challenge" projects to encourage her student to think on their feet and take risks with the material in order to effectively problem solve.”
 
Among the achievements cited were: “Shared the Socrative App, an academic assessment program, with her class so students can identify the gaps in their learning and address their weaknesses; Provided her students with opportunities to demonstrate their learning beyond the class with the National Mathematics Leagues and Young Writers of Canada Competition; and won $20,000 in grant money to implement the "Success for All" program, where she worked with a team of eight educators to develop revised science units for combined grades.”
 
“I feel extremely grateful to have been nominated by my colleagues,” says Ms. Sims. “I am passionate about teaching. I love my job and the students who I work with each day. It is my passion for teaching that makes me pushes me to seek out new and more effective ways to teach. Technology offers so many exciting possibilities in the 21 century classroom.”
 
“Ms. Sims makes us very proud,” says Angela Gauthier, TCDSB Director of Education. “Our students succeed because of caring, dedicated and creative individuals like this who inspire them to learn and develop to their full potential.”
 
“We congratulate Ms. Sims for this national recognition of her commitment to student success and well-being,” says Jo-Ann Davis, Chair of the Board. “She is a wonderful role model for her colleagues and an inspiration to all of us.”
 


 
 
 
 
 
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