May 15, 2008
Vegreville Teacher Receives Prime Minister’s Award
“It is wonderful to see a teacher from Vegreville-Wainwright receive such an honour,” said Benoit. “Mrs. Coldwell was one of 51 teachers from across Canada who were chosen to receive the Prime Minister’s Certificates of Achievement.”
Mrs. Coldwell teaches at Vegreville Composite High School.
The recipients represent Canadian teaching excellence in a wide range of subjects at all grade levels, from preschool through secondary school. All are recognized as having developed innovative ways to teach – including groundbreaking uses of information and communication technologies – to enhance their teaching practices.
This year, 16 teachers received the Certificate of Excellence and 51 will receive the Certificate of Achievement. Early childhood educators are also recognized: 10 receiving the Certificate of Excellence and 18 the Certificate of Achievement.
“We all can remember a particularly inspiring teacher,” states Benoit. “These individuals devote themselves to giving their best to the next generation of Canadians. As the Prime Minister explained, ‘These awards honour the talented and caring teachers in this country whose contribution to the lives of individual Canadians, and to Canada as a whole, is truly priceless.’”
“I congratulate Mrs. Coldwell and all the teachers in my riding – your dedication and commitment to our children is invaluable,” concluded Benoit.
Benoit will present the award to Mrs. Coldwell at an upcoming ceremony.