Teachers In Action

Awards

Nominations

Nomination packages, including nomination form and supporting information is due at the ETFO office no later than Thursday, April 12, 2018 by 4:30 p.m. Nominations received after this date will not be considered.

Nominations must be made and seconded by an ETFO member (active, associate, honorary) with exception of the Environmental and Distinguished Teacher Awards in which nominations may be received from members of the educational community (parents, administrators or other school personnel).

The nominee may not have won the same award previously.

The awards committee strongly encourages members to nominate suitable candidates to recognize the excellent educators we have in Waterloo Region. Nominees must be active members of ETFO, with the exception of the School Volunteer Award. An active member is an ETFO member and is covered by the collective agreement for the elementary teachers for the Waterloo Region District School Board.

Questions regarding the awards may be made to Joanne Threndyle or by calling the office at 519-896-7172 ext. 225 or any of the Committee members.

Nomination Form

Awards Committee Members

Kim Johnstone – Bridgeport

Matthew Hunter – Elgin Street

Rhea Heath - Highland

Andrea Wyman – Margaret Avenue

Lisa Lynch - Suddaby

Mary-Louise Skornyak - Suddaby

Kristie Stanzel – Williamsburg

Joanne Threndyle – ETFO

Awards

President's Award

Criteria:

• nominated and chosen by the ETFO-WRTL president

• has demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in Federation

• up to 1 award may be given each school year

 

Alexander Fleming Award

Criteria:

• nominated and supported by an ETFO-WRTL member

• has demonstrated the following qualities:

- up to five years contract teaching experience

- provided an exemplary program for students

- is respected and admired by students, parents and co-worker

- initiative in continuing his/her professional growth

• up to 1 award may be given each school year

 

Brock Foster Memorial Award

Criteria:

• nominated and supported by an ETFO-WRTL member

• has demonstrated the following qualities:

- openly encouraged innovative ideas and philosophies which resulted in improved instruction and/or programs for students

- actively involved in community service

- outstanding service to Federation at the Local level as a member of executive and/or committees

• up to 1 award may be given each school year

 

Programming Award

Criteria:

nomination package must identify the specific curriculum/specialty area

• nominated and supported by an ETFO-WRTL member

• has demonstrated the following qualities:

- outstanding work in a specific curriculum/specialty area

- initiative in continuing professional growth in any one area of the curriculum/specialty

- an ability to inspire learning

- an awareness of current educational theories and practices

• up to 3 awards given each year

• only one award may be given in any one area of the curriculum each school year

• The Ellen Becker Award will be considered one of the three possible Programming Awards

 

Distinguished Teacher Award

Criteria:

• nominated and supported by an ETFO-WRTL member or by a member of the educational community (parents, administrators or related school personnel)

• has demonstrated the following qualities:

- an exemplary program for students and an ability to inspire learning

- is respected and admired by students, parents, and co-workers

- an awareness of current educational theories and practices

- initiative in continuing his/her personal growth

- the ability and willingness to work cooperatively with colleagues

• up to 5 awards may be given each school year

 

The Ellen Becker Award

Criteria:

• nominated and supported by an ETFO-WRTL member

• has demonstrated the following qualities:

- outstanding work in speech or language development and/or literacy

- initiative in continuing professional growth in speech or language development and/or literacy

- an ability to inspire learning

- an awareness of current educational theories and practices

• this award will be considered 1 of the possible 3 Programming Awards

 

Environmental Award

Criteria:

• an ETFO member or a school nominated and supported by an ETFO-WRTL member or by a member of the educational community (parents, administrators or related school personnel)

• has demonstrated the following qualities:

- an outstanding ability to inspire students in showing compassion for the environment

- has shown initiative and leadership in contributing positively to the environment

- involves and teaches students to take action and remain committed to environmental activities

- shown a willingness to devote time and energy to school’s environmental activities and to

demonstrate leadership

• up to 3 awards may be given each school year

 

Federation Representative Award

Criteria:

• nominated and supported by an ETFO-WRTL member

• has demonstrated the following qualities:

- regular attendance at Representative Council Meetings

- consistently and effectively shares information with all ETFO members

- a willingness and ability to work cooperatively with colleagues on federation business

- fulfilled his/her role as federation representative as outlined in the local constitution and by-laws

• up to 3 awards may be given each school year

 

The Mary Johnston Award

Criteria:

• nominated and supported by an ETFO-WRTL member

• has demonstrated the following qualities:

- contributed significantly to the federation

- contributed to the advancement of equity rights for women

- is a positive role model for women

• up to 1 award may be given each school year

 

School Volunteer Award

Criteria:

• nominated and supported by an ETFO-WRTL member

• has demonstrated the following qualities:

- significant contributions to the school and to the school/community relations

- a concern for individual or groups of children and an ability to inspire learning

- willingness to devote time and energy to school activities

- consistent and long-term commitment

• is not receiving remuneration for time and effort in his/her role as a volunteer

• the nominee must not be a WRDSB employee

• up to 4 awards may be given each school year

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