Two SD43 teachers, Emmanuel Escueta and Greg Tjosvold, were recently awarded Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence. Recipients are honoured for their remarkable achievements in education and for their commitment to preparing their students for a digital and innovation-based economy.
Emmanuel Escueta, a grade 2 French Immersion teacher with École Irvine Elementary School was awarded a Certificate of Excellence. Mr. Escueta is the developer of the Verbathon—a national French verb conjugation tournament—this teacher also engages his young students with songs, dances, instruments and crafts from several cultures. Read Mr. Escueta’s full bio here.
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Greg Tjosvold, a grade 6 teacher at Citadel Middle was awarded a Certificate of Achievement. Mr. Tjosvold created the Authorship program for middle school students to conceive, write, edit, re-write, print and bind their own novels—initially on paper but now using publishing software. Students find a place for success here, with one non-verbal student, for example, noting that Authorship was his favourite class. Read Mr. Tjosvold’s full bio here.