It’s with great pride that I share the news that Jennifer Tieche, Carson Graham Secondary’s teacher-librarian, received a 2014 Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Ottawa on October 7, 2014. Jennifer received an Award of Teaching Excellence—the highest honour bestowed by the Prime Minister’s office to elementary and secondary educators.
“We are fortunate to have many exceptional teachers and subject experts at Carson Graham,” says Carson Graham principal Karim Hachlaf. “Jennifer is a mentor to others, a supportive communicator to parents and a deft and nimble educator. She exemplifies what it means to be an agent for positive change in the school.”
An award of this kind brings national recognition to the calibre of teaching in the North Vancouver School District. Many of Jennifer’s colleagues and students, both past and present, recommended her for this special honour including Carson Graham graduate Melanie Matining: “Now, as a curriculum developer, I look back to ways Jennifer holds a space for you to grow, explore and invent and am grateful to have had such a compassionate, caring and positive role model.”
Jennifer’s commitment to special education, collaboration and differentiated learning for all students represent the values we aspire to and uphold as educators in pursuit of the highest level of service we can provide to students and the community. Please join me in congratulating Jennifer on this well-deserved recognition.
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