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from Crossing Guard
Jon starts every student and driver's day off with a smile and a wave! He's a cheerful face to see in the morning and is at his post and ready to work no matter what the weather brings.
from St.Teresa S.S.
Always smiling, and easy to talk to. She has helped our daughter who struggles with anxiety want to go to school and not miss her class. She is fun and loving to all of the kids!
from Kente bus đźšŚ driver and monitor with Hanthorn
My daughter is on the autism spectrum and has to travel from Belleville to Kente Public School to attend a program that meets her needs. Sheâ€™s been there since grade 4 and just had her grade 8 graduation đź'©â€ŤđźŽ" so off to high school in September. For the past number of years, sheâ€™s been traveling on the bus for 2 hours a day!!! And hating it. There were a number of pink slips for behaviour of course but Warren always greeted her with a smile and helped her end her long days with a smile by joking around with her as she got off the bus. His wife Cheryl is the monitor and she has always been very patient and understanding. She takes the time to talk to her and show her pictures of animals. She even let Rebecca use her cell phone to call me on the way home because she was scared of the thunderstorm. So I canâ€™t let this chapter of my daughterâ€™s life close without thanking these two people!!!
from SHAPE Program at William R. Kirk School
SHAPE is an alternative program for secondary school students who for various reasons can not attend regular high school. SHAPE stands for - South Hastings Alternative Personalized Education. Hugh is a true HERO to his students! He goes above and beyond on a daily basis with his incredible kindness, support and guidance with his wonderful sense of humour! Unfortunately for SHAPE, this is Hugh's last year with this program - he is moving to another alternative program in Shannonville called HOPE - those students will be so lucky to have Hugh as their teacher. Hugh will be missed by his fellow staff members and wish him well in his new role.
from Parkdale public school
She is always very kind and caring. She is there when I need her even when I don't. She is very kind to my other siblings and is there to talk when needed. She praises all the kids when there doing something good. She always has a smile on her face even if she is having a rough day. She is the best teacher in the whole wide world. That's why she deserves to win school day hero.
from V.P. Carswell Elementary School
Ted is an amazing Principal, he has a wonderful sense of humor and has developed a healthy fun rapport with his staff, students and parents. VP is a small school with a big heart!
from St. Mary's Catholic School, Trenton
- kind, caring person for the entire school community
- supports the breakfast program, makes sure it runs smoothly daily
- always there to help students
- knows every student by first name and always has a smile
- Meaghan makes a difference in my son's school day - everyday!
from St. Joseph Catholic School
These two teach my daughter who is in Junior Kindergarten and because of these two, she LOVES school!
There are soo many reasons that these 2 teachers deserve this recognition, but here are just a few:
They are energetic, highly motivated, engaged and truly loving teachers!
Their use of the Fresh Grape app is OUTSTANDING. They DAILY post pictures and videos of my daughters and her classmateâ€™s art work, projects and accomplishments. This allows me to feel a part of my daughterâ€™s education and follow along as she grows and develops relationships in the classroom! I look forward to seeing the notifications on my phone that a new post has gone up on my FreshGrade app! Iâ€™m still trying to figure out how they make the time to do this for all of us parents but am I ever glad they do!
My daughter is forever quoting her teachers â€" whether itâ€™s a life lesson theyâ€™ve taught her (you get what you get and you donâ€™t get upset!), a learning song, or a classroom rule, their consistent teaching methods have made for a safe learning environment and have had a huge impact on my daughter!
Any interaction I have had with these two regarding my daughter have been full of genuine love and care for her wellbeing. They truly love their â€ślittle peopleâ€ť in their classroom!
Ms. Neale and her beautiful hair is often a topic of conversation around our house, lol!
from Prince of Wales public School
Madame Ross has been an hero for Our Son Jordan, she plays many rolls at this school as the principal but most of all she takes her personal time and heart into making sure Jordan has a great day at school when she can.
She is I'm sure a hero to a lot of kids but she needs to be recognized in what she does as a school hero!
from St. Michael's CS
Mme. Pilon always tries to make things fun in class, she has been very helpful to me as a student. She always has a smile on her face except when the class is not listening to her instructions. I have always enjoyed having her as my teacher she always tries her best to make people feel included in activities and always tries to make them understand. Mme. Pilon tries to make learning French fun by having us do drama games and tries to do group work alot. I have had Mme. Pilon for 2 years now and I have always felt like the assignments are fun like she had us make clay monsters at the start of the year and made us write a French paragraph to go with it. She tries to do something everyone likes and takes in mind the kids opinion. She always tries to keep our classroom a happy and safe environment and will make time to help you with work or homework. Mme. Pilon has always helped kids and is always keeping in mind the needs of kids and there health. I have to say Mme. Pilon has helped me understand things better and is always willing to talk to kids on the school yard. Mme. Pilon has always had a good spirt and a genuine smile and is always prepared for school and greets kids with a smile and treats everyday as a fresh new start.
from Prince Charles
Mrs. Chisholm is a fantastic teacher. She is a great role model for the children she has in her classes. Every day my son comes home with different things that have helped him excel due to her. She allows him to work at his own pace and makes her own plans to help him succeed in class. She is optimistic about all the children. Iâ€™ve noticed if there is a disagreement with any child she knows how to speak to them and get down to their level. They understand and respect her. I could not have asked for a better teacher for my child. Great job Mrs. Chisholm!
from Prince Charles belleville
Miss Hicks goes above and beyond to help her kids excel and grow. She understands them and helps children struggling with behavioral issues. She works with them to defuse it so they can continue to Learn. She helped my daugther get to her reading level.
from Albert College
Written by Leslie Pallant, Albert College Junior School Parent
Many people have a teacher that they remember fondly as the best teacher they ever had. Someone who inspired them, encouraged them and was a force of good that they have carried with them into their adult life. I know such a teacher - but she wasn't mine.
Mrs. Tatyana Haddock has taught Junior and Senior Kindergarten at Albert College for 14 years. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with Honours at Trent University. She attended Teachers College at Queen's University obtaining her Bachelor of Education in Primary and Junior Divisions, and a Master's degree in Education focusing on Curriculum and Instruction.
My three daughters have had the extreme fortune and pleasure of having Mrs. Haddock as their Kindergarten teacher. As a role model, a teacher and a friend, I am grateful to have her in our lives. My daughters have learned from her and I, too, have learned lessons from her that will stay with me forever.
As a Kindergarten teacher, she has a critical role to play in shaping how little learners engage in their environment and with their peers. She sees opportunity in every child and believes that each has something special to contribute. Her devotion to her students and to Albert College is evident every day. Her patience is astounding. She is especially gifted in relating to her students and understanding how to motivate them.
Mrs. Haddock has a unique ability to see children for the individuals they are. The development of each child in her class is a direct result of her ability to focus on their varying strengths and weaknesses. While a technologically strong and methodical teacher, she also captures the warmth and empathy that each little 4 and 5 year-old needs. She knows precisely the progress of her students at any given time, so getting an update on how your child is doing is an easy conversation.
As a parent, I enjoy seeing examples of class-directed learning. One year the class was interested in camping, so Mrs. Haddock set up a campsite in the classroom. When she has a number of little artists in her class, she will harness that enthusiasm into a lesson about symmetry. Her ability to make learning fun and to let each class' interests direct the lessons is hallmark Mrs. Haddock.
When we see Mrs. Haddock outside of school my daughters are star struck and one would think that they saw a superhero. What could be better than a teacher, role model and friend that your kids look up to like Wonder Woman?
from St Marys Campbellford
Ms Armstrong is an incredible teacher. Shes always understanding.
She has a passion for teaching.
She has a work ethic that doesnt quit.
She has all the qualties of a good teacher.
Im glad my daughter has her for a grade 2 teacher this year.
from Our Lady of Fatima
Jennifer is a ECE in the kindergarten program and treats each and every child like they are her own. She is able to change on a dime to accommodate whatever that child needs in that moment. She puts her whole heart a soul into these kids every single day.
from St.Gregoryâ€™s Catholic school
She helps a lot of people: with injuries, with school work etc and she is a great educational assistant
from Bayside Secondary
Mr. Long is an incredible math teacher! He makes math fun and he never gives up on his students! He always has a smile on his face and he helps you understand math! He is the best math teacher I have ever had! Thanks Mr. Long for everything you do to make Bayside a better learning environment!
from Prince Charles
Tera is the Vice principal at prince Charles school in Belleville for the second year and puts her whole heart in to the kids that attend that school. She spends countless hours after school taking time from her own family trying to make the school community not only better for her students but also for her teachers and staff as well. She is dedicated to bettering the lives of the children she works with both during school and at home by providing all kinds of resources to help the families at her school who struggle with everyday living. Her approach with the children is nothing more than loving. She has built relationships with both the children and the parents/guardians to work together and teach them many life skills that they can carry with them throughout life. Tera also spends her time teaching and trying other staff throughout the school board how to be better teachers and educators with the many skills she has learned and continues to learn. Tera is one person that deserves a pat on the back for the great job she does all around to make hers and other school a better place for all
from Crossing Guard
Pat has helped so many students get to school safely every morning, noon and night on College Street. After 37 years she is retiring as a school Crossing Guard. Thanks for your kindness, patience and commitment to the kids over the years. An amazing woman who deserves to have a special night out.
from Georgeâ€™s gamier catholic school
Mrs leveque is the most fun and delightful teacher. She teaches kindergarten at Georgeâ€™s vanier and always has a fun positive way of teaching the kids. She has put together many fun days at school like our who ville dinner just before Christmas. She always dresses up and participates in school spirit. We all love mrs leveque, she is a school day hero
from Ă‰cole catholique Ă©lĂ©mentaire l'Envol
Our principal, MĂ©lanie Reynolds is an amazing person. She works tirelessly day and night to make sure that our staff and students work and learn in a caring environment. She puts in endless hours of work and is one of the biggest reasons that our school was listed as the best elementary school in Trenton according to the Fraser Institute.
She is always ready to listen to us and does whatever she can to help us succeed in making our school a positive learning environment. We would would love to have our principal recongnize by the community for all the efforts that she puts forth, especially promoting French language in a minority environment.
from Holy Rosary Catholic School
Celine started with Hastings Prince Edward RCSSB 33 years ago in the payroll department. She helped to open St. Theresa, eventually moving to St. Michael and St. Peter Catholic elementary schools. She arrived at Holy Rosary almost 20 years ago and has been the driving force behind the school ever since. Celine has trained many principals, teachers, EAs and ECEs over the years. She has dried tears, bandaged knees, held hands of kids who are feeling sick, registered new students, welcomed new parents and grandparents to her school. She has booked busses and field trips, organized interviews, taken important messages, and supervised students spending a little "office time" at recesses.
But all of that pales in comparison to what she truly means to Holy Rosary.
Celine is the glue that holds our school community together. She knows EVERYONE. She holds the history of our school and the stories of our families in her heart and in her mind. She cares for everyone she meets. Celine is retiring after 33 years of dedicated service to Catholic education and we all wish her the very best in her retirement, but hope she keeps coming back to visit in between her travels around the world.
from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute
Mrs Koutroulides is a high school teacher at PECI and everyone calls her Kouch. She is the first teacher to want to know all of the exciting things her students are doing outside of school as well as, the first teacher to be there to comfort and help you through any hardships in any students lives. She organizes so many extra events for our school such as exciting fundraisers like the staff student hockey game. She makes you smile whenever you see her because she is always cracking jokes and going out of her way to give special opportunities to all of her students. Iâ€™m grateful for Kouch and will miss her so much when I graduate next year.
from Georges Vanier Catholic School
My school day hero is Mrs Lisa Bailey- ECE in the JK/SK CLASS
You will always find her outside on duty with her class,she greets the children each morning at the gate and is always there to say goodbye at night
She brings out the very best in her students by finding each student's unique potential, fostering individual growth and creating authentic relationships which support spiritual, academic, emotional, physical and social development each and every day encouraging positive student behaviours which reflect Catholic Virtues
For my son this has made a HUGE difference in school,as well has sparked spirtual intrest in the Bible and his love for God
my son had a "ruff" year so to speak at a different school last year and I was worried that this could be another stressful school year, BUT this year has been a positive one because of her and her love and devotion to her kids each and everyday
from Murray Centennial, Trent River PS and St Pauls
Its the third year in a row that 5 young girls have been working together to bring warmth to the homeless in Toronto. The girls gather coats, hats, gloves and warm blankets all year round and save money to buy as many $5 gift cards as they possibly can. IT is a wonderful way to show compassion, kindness and consideration. This is a great movement amongst young girls who are inspiring to others. Gracelynn and Brynlee Terry, Taylor Moelker and Madison and MacKenzie Drake are a group of great heroines!
from Sir John A. MacDonald
Gym Teacher who always goes above and beyond her duties as a teacher. Even on the weekends she provides respite care for special needs clients. She is a teacher with heart and dedication to her students. Compassionate, caring and considerate to her students.
from Stirling public school
Mrs Cholasta is my families hero. She is the principal of Stirling public school.
We have 2 children with high needs, which often results in phone calls home. Mrs Cholasta makes it a point to recognize our children's difficulties but yet their triumphs as well and constantly reminds us of this as we can lose hope in the difficulties in our children's behaviors. She also, on top of that is always smiling and kind no matter how crazy her day has been.
She looks out for and is responsible for 700 plus students, staff and visitors. I can't imagine the strength it takes to keep it all running and not just for one day but day after day all year long.
We are so blessed she is our principal and I feel she is doing an outstanding job and that our kids would not be as cared for and successful as they are with out her.
from Foxboro PS
Mrs. Reid works hard every day as our School Principal. She often takes the brunt of a frustrated student, or a misunderstood parent. She deals with everyone and everything with a smile and grace, often sacrificing her lunch break or home time to deal with any issue that arises. She takes time out of her day to personally work one on one with students who are struggling in the classroom, inluding preparing children with Sensory Process Disorder for activities such as fire drills, practice lock downs, etc. She often comes in early, and leaves late, being sure to attend all school functions such as Parent Council, Fun Fair, Fundraisers etc. She ensures every single child gets on the bus every day, and is always concerned about their happiness.
from Quantum Program- John Howard Society
Peter goes above and beyond for the youth in the Belleville and Trenton area. Working tirelessly, Peter devotes countless hours influencing, supporting and mentoring high school aged youth in our community. Whether it be supporting youth through the Quantum Program- through various schools such as Trenton High, and Quinte Christian Highschool, or through coaching football at Quinte Secondary School- Peter ensures that he leaves a positive impact through his connection through the youth in our community.
In addition to his school contribution, Peter also supports youth outside of school hours- providing rides to and from school, preparing lunches for youth in need, as well as supporting youth in connecting youth to volunteer positions and employment.
If that is not enough.. Peter is also the founder (along with his wife Brenda) of the non-for profit organization "No Limits" which provides recreational experiences for all youth in the area of dance- inclusive to all needs that one may have.
There is not a better hero, worthy for applause then Peter Gabriel- our friend, colleague, and inspiration.
- Kristine and Ashley
from Foxboro PS
She always goes above and beyond, staying late and bringing work home with her to make sure the school is running in tip-top shape. As the receptionist she greets all parents with a smile, knowing many of them by name. She also makes time to call parents during the day to let them know if their child got a bump or bruise during the day (not needing to go home, but to explain the injury and let the parent know to watch the injury). She works hard on all fundraisers, goes to parent council nights, and works tirelessly.
from St Peter's Catholic School
So I was so blown away when Lulu's teacher sent this letter home......(sent it to you on twitter to mix97 and Sean's feed)
Words cannot express how much I am grateful that Luisa has had such an amazing teacher especially in such a tough year with EQAO.
I adore how evident it is that this teacher truly knows my daughter as a whole person! She has brought out the very best in her this year and made what could be a stressful experience such a positive one.
I wanted to share this as there are many terrific teachers who are so dedicated to their craft. Thank you Angela Covert!!! I know this letter will have a special place in her memory box!
Mrs Covert truly deserves to be recognized for being such an amazing professional, dedicated to bringing out the best in her students!
from Albert College
Ms. Prizen is the grade 2 teacher at Albert College. She goes above and beyond for her students and their families every single day. She is the wow factor teacher. But what makes her a hero is that she loves and cherishes each and every student. She believes in them. She puts mental health and wellness above grades. She teaches the whole child not just what the ministry or the report card demands. She bakes, sews, has picnics with them. She teaches them the joy of learning and that success isn't always marked by numbers and letters. She gets to know them and finds out what their dreams are. The children learn and meet all of her expectations because they feel safe and loved.
from Foxboro Public School
Mrs. Bashall coaches numerous sports and dedicates her free time to keeping kids healthy and strong. Teaching grade 7/8 students at Foxboro, she always has time to dedicate to her class even after school. Challenges her students all the time to be there best! IT IS HER BIRTHDAY TODAY TOO And SHE DESERVES TO BE TODAYS SCHOOL DAY HERO!
from North Hastings High School
North Hastings High School music teacher Dianne Winmill was honoured as the 2017 winner of the Music Counts Canadian Music Teacher of the Year Award. This is soo well deserved she is an amazing teacher~!
from Bayside Public School
Mme. Aucoin has to be one of the best teachers out there. She is always there to help and make sure we are all ready for tests and that we understand everything. Mme. volunteers her break time to help us out. Mme. Aucoin is super funny and extremely kind and a great influence. I am extremely thankful t have Mme. Aucoin as a teacher
from Queen Victoria
Anna is an amazing teacher. She has personally went out of her way to help our daughter become a better reader and writer. Without the help and encouragement from Anna our daughter would not be at the level she is today. Anna also goes out of her way to bring her students treats and gifts on holidays and at other times just because she is such a giving person. She communicates with all the parents regarding their children and overall is a compassionate teacher.
from Quinte Secondary School
Gary is the the minor football coordinator for Belleville and the football coach at Quinte secondary school. He is also the athletic director for Quinte secondary and puts his all into bringing the best out in his students. Parcels is the department head for the cooperative education program. Each student has unique abilities and skills and its Parcels goal to find the best spot for each one and help them attain one that is beneficial to their opted careers. It's not EASY!
from Bayside Secondary School
This teacher is AMAZING!!! He has the ability to reach students non matter what level of math they come in with!! Mr. Long is always available for extra help and makes math a lot easier to learn. His goal is to help every student and I can attest to his dedication to that goal!
Student Services (Team Leader) 613-473-4182 ext.3330
A natural born leader, Sarah always tries to inspire and encourage students to be their best. Sarah goes above and beyond her daily duties to make sure the students that need her, get what they need. Works with a lot of high needs students. Head of student services. Tons of patience. Good rapport with everyone.
She is a role model!
from CitĂ© Jeunesse
This dynamic duo are champions for the environment! They get students involved in so many fun "GREEN" initiatives whether it be, litter-less lunches, outdoor green classrooms, building bird houses, composting, reusing materials in fun ways, writing proposals for funding, bring back the bees activities...they work tirelessly to help our planet! It's wonderful to see the impact they are having on students by being great environmental role models. They are making a difference not only in our school but in the community.
from St. Mary Trenton
Sarah Malone has the patience of a saint. She constantly gives her time and energy to every staff member and student who requests it. She is extremely selfless and is willing to go above and beyond for absolutely anyone. She is also the athletic association president; so all elementary athletic tournaments are run through her which involve countless hours of meetings and prep to ensure rules are accurate, venues are booked, referees are there, and schedules are ready. She does this with no thanks expected simply to ensure students are able to enjoy the opportunity of being part of a team, learning new skills and developing their self-esteem. She is not only a hero for her own co-workers and students, but anyone fortunate enough to have an encounter with her.
from Ă‰cole CitĂ© Jeunesse
Valerie is the type of teacher you wish could follow your child throughout his/her whole academic career. She sees potential in every child and works hard everyday to make sure all her students meet with success. Whether it's giving up her lunch time to help students stay active with team sports, providing extra help to students learning new French vocabulary, or preparing fun games to solidify learning, she always goes above and beyond.
She is an outstanding coach, a wonderful teacher and an amazing colleague.
from Bayside Public School
Mr. Mrozewski is hands down is the best teacher ever! He's so caring and is always there to lend a hand. He organizes lots of the sports and volunteers his time in the morning for practices. He's always trying to make sure we are ready to go on to the next level (high school). Mr. Mrozewski is Funny kind and thoughtful. These are some reasons why I think Mr. Mrozewski deserves the school day hero award!
from Suzanna Moodie
This teacher loves children. Goes out of his way to get to know each one and make the comfortable and help they succeed while having fun. He is by far the most compassionate teacher I have come across. He also pends a lot of his personnal time tutoring students that need that extra help. Not to mention how much fun and energy he bring đź'ŤđźŹ˝ School day hero for sure
from Breadner Elementry
Arlene is a very happy face we see at school each and every day. She is always doing what she can to help out at our school from food for learning, reading with little ones setting up the tot shop and even packing up our school so we can move to our new school in the new year. I have seen Arlene wipe tears and spread smiles throughout the school and she is very deserving of this award. She is always putting the school before herself and never asks for anything in return.
from Stirling Public School
Mrs. Desrosiers is hands down the most amazing teacher that I could ever hope for my child to have. My daughter has had the luxury of having her for Jk and now Sk and I'm not sure how she's going to handle losing her next year when she moves on to grade 1. My daughter was excited all summer long to get back to school to "see Mrs. Desrosiers" because she makes learning fun! She is always sitting directly with the children, playing with them and certainly made a huge difference for my daughter when she entered JK. My daughter was very shy and nervous to be in school, but she told me every day how Mrs. Desrosiers helped her and made her feel comfortable. She checked in with me every day before and after school to ensure she was doing everything she could to make Adellas experience a positive one. Even before my daughter was of school age Mrs. Desrosiers made a difference for her while she was volunteering in the community. She and her daughter took the time to help my daughter and teach her to complete something she was trying to accomplish. I can see her kind giving heart being passed down to her own children and it comforts me to know that she is providing those building blocks to our children as well at school. Mrs. Desrosiers is one of the only teachers I see outside her classroom door which leads to the play ground, every single morning to greet the children individually, including tiny siblings not yet of school age! She communicates plentifully with parents, always talking about their day when you pick them up and posting pictures to a blog for parents to see what they're kids have done all week. Mrs. Desrosiers goes above and beyond any expectations I would have for a teacher in and outside of school. Wendy is also well known by many in the community because she is always there for others with a smiling face. She has made a HUGE difference in many individuals lives and I would say with no doubt that she is a hero to many more people than just my daughter and I. I am forever thankful for the time and effort she puts into my own child and others in her classroom and hope she will get the recognition she deserves.
from St Micheals Catholic
He makes french fun with minecraft themes & is very encouraging @
from Centennial Secondary School
Mr. Reed is a school day hero because he really cares about all of his students. He goes out of his way to help his students in any way he can. He volunteers his time after school to direct the choir every week, and you can hear how well his efforts pay off at the Christmas Concert, December 12. He puts an amazing amount of effort into the school's arts program, and deserves thanks for how great it is.
from St. Paul Catholic SS
Theresa is a crossing guard. No matter what the weather conditions are, Theresa has a smile on her face and greets all students and parents with a warm friendly hello. Her job is to make sure that all students cross the street safely, which she does very well. She goes the extra mile to ensure students safety. She is very friendly and knows many students by name.
from Massassaga Rednersville
She is a wonderful teacher that goes above and beyond for she students
from Loyola Trenton Ontario.
I just started the PSW program in Trenton Ontario in September. It's been 15 years since I've been out of school. It's been very rough last few months but Kim makes you feel special. There's been a few of us who has wanted to call it quits due to being overwhelmed, but Kim reassures us by saying positive comments. For example: she tells us she has faith in us, we got this, keep reaching for the stars. She always there for us when we need to cry, scream or just need someone to talk to. She makes learning amazing. Her sense of humour is one of a kind. She's an RN, she volunteers to many organizations , she s a teacher, I've seen her come in the morning after just getting off a night shift as tired as she was she was there for us to teach us. Amazing woman, she needs to be recognized for her hard work and determination. :)
from Bayside Public School
From the first day my 4yr old started JK he was a messing, he would crying and screaming; it seemed like he viewed the bus and school as punishment for something he didnâ€™t do. But then there was Ms. Honey one of his JK teachers, she was kind, patients, and caring. She was a rock for my child during the â€śhard timesâ€ť of the first week and a half transition in to school. Ms. Honey is simply amazing, my son comes home and talks about her all the time. I truly feel that her positive attitude and teaching methods have made him a much happier child at school, he now runs to the bus in the morning because he doesnâ€™t want to miss a day of learning with Ms. Honey.
from YMCA Before School Care at Harry J. Clarke PS
To say that morning drop off for my SK daughter has been difficult would be an understatement. With much crying, screaming and clinging from her, unpleasant drop offs have been a terrible way to start the day. Nicola from the YMCA morning staff tried many strategies to distract my daughter and help her settle into the morning routine. We have had a few days now with no tears! We are thankful for Nicola's patience and creativity every morning! She is a true school day hero.
from St. Mary's Catholic School
Mr. French is the new Principal to St. Mary's. I am nominating Mr. French because he truly understands that it takes a village to raise a child. He has not only made a lot of positive changes to the look of the school, he has improved and continues to work on improving the communication between parents, teacher and administration.
I am so impressed with his visions for the school both on the property and within the community. I am Grateful to all the staff at St. Mary's but I am especially grateful to Mr. French for his visions of unity between staff, parents and students.
from Murray Centennial
Tammy took over running the breakfast club at Murray this year all by herself and formed a team of volunteers. She spends six plus hours a week getting fresh fruits and vegetables at the local grocery stores going from store to store to find the best deals to stretch the small budget that she has to work with. She makes several trips a month to Cobourg to the Food For All to get donations and to McKesson in Trenton. She is extremely dedicated and has a heart of gold. She feeds 500 children two times a week and provides weekly groceries and meals to five families that only eat healthy because she ensures they have a box of food to take home every week. She creates snack bins daily so the children can go to the office at recess and grab a healthy snack if they are hungry or were not packed a lunch which happens way to often unfortunately. This week Tammy organized a hot sit down breakfast for the kids and the smiles on the childrens face lit up the school unfortunately some of the children never see a hot breakfast and Tammy did this special breakfast knowing this. She has a heart of gold and she goes over and above to feed the children so they have full bellies so they can concentrate and learn.
from Holy Rosary School
Brian is a custodian at Holy Rosary Elementary School in Belleville.Over the past decade Brian has gone above and beyond for the staff and especially the students at the school. He takes extra time out of his day to educate the kids about proper recycling, and waste management. This includes a compost program that he started. Even though it created more time and effort for Brian, he thought it was important enough to teach the students about composting and being green to go out of his way. On top of all of that Brian is quick to turn the students around if they're having a bad day by using his sense of humour and strait forward approach. Brian is a great custodian and an even better guy.
from Marc Garneau
The four men listed above go above and beyond for our high school sports teams. They put countless hours of overtime in, before and after school, coaching our athletes. They are currently in Toronto with our Jr and Sr volleyball teams competing in Smash 2016 volleyball tournament. Administration would like to recognize the efforts the teachers put in above and beyond what happens in the classroom. They have not only the academic needs of the students at heart but want to push them to succeed in all aspects of school life. We are so proud to have them as part of our teaching staff!
from St. Paul Secondary School Trenton
Mrs. Goyer is by far the BEST teacher I've ever had during my time in high school. She is fantastic in the classroom. She's very professional but she's also very friendly and personable. Also she is one of the most genuine people I've ever met. Mrs. Goyer cares about her students and she wants to see them succeed. She's always there to help if you need it and she is really understanding and caring towards everyone. In my opinion, she makes it a lot easier to come to class every day because she makes learning something I look forward to.
Her simple acts of kindness go a long way, her cheerful attitude is contagious and she really does deserve recognition for her contributions to the school community. Thanks for making your little corner of the world a better place!
from Quinte Mohawk School (QMS)
She is always with everyone, she will help u when ur down. She will make sure you are alright even when she's supposed to be teaching a class. A great BIG shoutout to Ms.Hanoski we luv u
from Quinte Secondary
Mr. Fischer is a teacher who goes above and beyond in all that he does at Quinte. Whether it's giving up his lunch or prep time to help students with their homework, helping to facilitate various leadership initiatives throughout the school community, coaching the wrestling team, providing his students with encouraging words, giving one of his famous inspirational speeches or just making purposely lame jokes to make students and staff smile, he never fails to go the extra mile to enhance the overall environment at Quinte. He is an amazing educator and most of the students at Quinte would agree that we are incredibly lucky to have him work in our school! He embodies what Quinte is all about and truly deserves the title of school day hero!
from Prince Charles Trenton
Betty is the most wonderful person you can imagine. She volunteers at the drop of a hat. She started volunteering in our school when her grandchildren were posted here. They have since transfered to Bayside P.S. for French Immersion, but she has continue to devote her time here at PCT. She helps in the class room, with the lunch program, with picture day, she will help with anything you ask. She is like a member of our staff and we love her very much! They have since been posted elsewhere and she will be leaving us at the end of our school year, we will be very sad to see her go, but we are very grateful to have experience the wonderful giving person we have in our Betty Beck!
from Quinte Secondary School
I believe Chef Sam should be school hero of the week because she puts a smile on everyone's face even if you're in a bad mood. Sam runs the cafeteria at Quinte, she make delicious meals for all us students and staff. Doesn't matter what day it is, rather it's raining or sunny out the cafeteria is always busy. She's always joking around with the students and talking to them. Thank you Chef Sam for putting a smile on my face everyday and cheering me up when I'm down!
from Sacred Heart School Marmora
Miss Paranuck is wonderful. My little girl talks about how caring Miss P is, how she reads stories and helps with painting and how she makes learning so much fun in kindergarten. My daughter says Miss P helps her get dressed for recess and helps with her letters and numbers. Miss P is the best kindergarten teacher in the whole world.
from St.Gregorys Catholic School
Mr.Corbin is a hero because he is kind, he genuenly cares about his students, he helps students when they need it. Mr.Corbin is also very funny and can make you laugh when you are feeling upset and you can talk to him about any and everything. Mr.Corbin makes it in his best interest to make sure that his students succeed and if you are having trouble making a decision he will help you chose one that is best for you individualy, for example i am a grade 8 student in his class and i was having trouble deciding what level classes to take next year and he stayed inside during recess with me to help me choose what ones are better for me. Mr.Corbin also helps his students realize thier potential and helps them become more confident and helps them socialize with thier peers through several different activities. For these reasons and so many more Mr. Corbin is my personal hero.
from St Gregory's
My sons teacher is his and my hero because she is always there for him! He has learned so much from her she has patients with him as he is an active child and has got him focused and ready and eager to learn everyday
from St.Gregory Catholic School
I choose Mrs.Scott to be a school day hero because she helps another student who has cerebral palsy and she still has time to help the rest of class with math. She has a great sense of humour too!
from Tyendanga public school
Dawn always makes an effort to get to know all of her students on her bus. She makes everyone feel welcome and always says "Good morning".When you get off the bus she always says"Bye have a Fantastic day!".That always puts a smile on everyone's face even when your not in the best mood. She always comments to people on there birthday and says"Happy birthday". And it's her birthday on Monday so I think this will make her birthday week perfectđź'Ś
from St Peters
This is the most amazing and compassion it teacher I have ever met. I have a 10yr old special needs child and had been having a lot of educational and behavioral issues and concerns. When he first came to Mrs. Stockerman class he was way behind for his age and in just 2 short years my son has made amazing improvements and is get so much closer to his age level. I truly can't thank her enough for all she has done for my son, in my eyes she is my son's hero with out her he wouldn't be who his is today. Mrs. Stockerman you are my HERO
from St Micheals Catholic
Great teacher that makes learning fun,even says funny things in french!
from Holy Rosary Crossing Guard
Mr Lumley has a smile everyday for all of the people that go by his corner. He is always smiling at the children and starting their day with a laugh. He will even take his time to chat with parents or others while waiting.
He takes a part of his day and makes others brighter just by his smile and laughs he has with the children.
He has worked the same corner for years. Even before my child started school in this district he always had a smile and wave for everyone. I know my child (and many others) start their day with a smile and laugh from him alone.
from Foxboro public school
Mrs. Candler a fantastic teacher and an amazing person! She goes above and beyond with her students in every part of their day and gives each one the special attention they deserve. she even spent many hours of her own summer to tutor some of the children that needed extra help. Its teachers like her that really make a difference in our children's future and we are truly grateful to have her in our school.
from Queen Victoria PS
We feel that this person is a hero because everyday she comes to work she takes care of my 2 diabetic children which involves many dutys of care as well as the other students she provides EA support too. She goes over and beyond her expections to make sure my children and others are safe and healthy and we think she is a hero in our eyes.
from Foxboro Public School
A wonderful woman who goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure her students are learning and enjoying learning.
from Prince Charles, Trenton
Mrs. V has taught all 3 of my boys and was loved by each of them. She is an amazing teacher who goes above and beyond to work with the students (and parents) to ensure that each, and every, student is getting the best experience in her classroom. A few examples are ... 2 weeks before school starts she sends a letter to each student telling them what to expect in the upcoming year, what to bring and where to meet on their first day. She also has a homework club so she can spend one on one time with the kids that need/want extra help. Her classroom structure has been built over many years of teaching and it shows through her dedication and love for each student. My boys, Nathan, Ryan & Zack look(ed) forward to seeing Mrs. V everyday ... even on the rough days. If anyone deserves to be a school day hero it's Mrs. V!
from Centennial Secondary School
Ms.Galway is a hero in more ways then one. Although she has only been with us for a short time, she has not only managed to change some of our outlooks in the classroom but she has also given us a whole new outlook on life. Ms.Galway is a student teacher from queens university who began working with centennial last year but had to go on leave due to her new journey beginning with Cancer. Although this past year may have been full of stuggles, she overcame them and we were lucky enough to have her back with us this last few weeks to fulfill her passion for teaching... with a smile on her face. She is a very understanding and caring individual who has the class's best interest at heart all the time and we appreciate all she does.
This is our last week with Ms.Galway in our classroom before she returns to Queen's to complete her education and she will be greatly missed by many at CSS. We all wish her the best of luck!!!
from Tweed Elementary School
I am writing this because I feel that this particular teacher has had such a significant impact on my son and so many children. I have just recently moved to Tweed due to a separation, my son suffers from ADHD, and was diagnosed last year thus he has struggled with everyday activities . I had such a hard time with his previous school ,and getting the support I needed to make him successful. From the first time I met Mrs Whalen she was very welcoming, and understanding she has worked very hard with Roman even giving up her break time to spend it indoors with him assisting with his reading and writing helping him to focus. Roman has now went up a whole reading level in less than two months. Mrs. Whalen has given him hope, and makes him feel proud when he does well. My son comes home every day not crying but smiling and wakes up every morning excited to be with his teacher. I always believed it was the little things that matter, having a teacher like this has changed my son and I am thankful everyday for her hard work and dedication to not just my son but to all the children she works with. I heard about this contest on the news and thought it would be perfect, to often people are not recognized for their passions and the little things they do that really change lives.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
from Susanna Moodie Elementary school
Sharon is an amazing educational assistant at Susanna Moodie. She has been with our autistic daughter for about 3 years now. She challenges our daughter when needed, encourages her to do her best, and backs off, gives breaks, and helps her when she knows she needs to. Just this week our daughter who does not eat any food, has eaten 3 new foods!!! All with the help of her amazing EA who never gives up! We are beyond blessed and so very lucky to have this amazing teacher in our lives. Our daughter could not be any luckier!
from Stirling public school
Jean is a very kind lady that always makes kids smile and She makes sure all the kids cross the road safely, Because our school is near a REALLY busy road. (Crossing Guard) Jean has always been a hero to me.
from V.P Carswell Public School
Mrs. Donovan teaches grade3/4 at V.P Carswell and is the most spunky, happy, wonderful teacher I have ever met. She takes the time to care for each student individually and even writes them letters over summer to let them know she is thinking of them. She refers to them as her kids and she really makes sure they all feel included and engaged at all times. She is THE BEST...and she deserves to pamper herself! Thanks for reading my entry! Amy
from St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School
She has a kind heart and always thinks of others before herself. She picks up after everyone in hopes to keep our school a clean environment. She is a true inspiration and makes kids lives a much healthier and happier place.
from Prince Charles Public School
She is our crossing guard on Bridge street west and Ritchie Street, always smiling and remembers all of our names even our birthdays :) she keeps us safe everyday always has something positive to say and thats why i nominate my hero and friend Ronnie the crossing guard. thanks for listening .
from Brighton Public School
Mr. Norris is my grade 8 teacher at Brighton Public School. He has a great sense of humour and always makes learning fun. He makes boring things interesting and I look forward to going to school in the morning. This is going to be a great year.
from Parkhust bus to Harmony Public School
My School day hero is my bus driver Marlene. She works for Parkhurst and drives bus 333. I want to nominate Marlene because she always goes above and beyond to make sure that we have a great day. When ever we see her it puts a smile on our face. She cares about everyone of us and always ask's us about our day. Getting us to school safely is her number one priority. We want to show Marlene how much we appreciate her commitment to her job and hope you will chose her to be Mix97's school day hero of the week.
from Murray centennial
Sonyia's son no longer even goes to Murray but Sonyia has continued her support and volunteering there. I've seen her gardening at the front of school, she volunteers for doing lice checks (a horrible job!) and if a teacher doesn't have enough parent volunteers Sonyia quite often goes on class trips to help them so their trips don't need to be cancelled. There are probably a million other things too that she does but she's amazing to continue helping even though her son graduated from Murray years ago. Thanks Sonyia, for everything you do for the kids.
from Centennial Secondary School
Mrs.Stevenson is a hero because she always goes above and beyond for all of her students. She is a fantastic role model and is always reaching out to lend a helping hand whenever you may need her and is an all around amazing person. She not only teaches us curriculum based subjects, but she always goes the extra mile to relate her lessons on real life scenarios that will teach us valuable lessons to help us through life with smiles on our faces. Mrs.Stevenson is a real hero in more ways than she knows and Centennial wouldn't be the same without her. Thank-you Mrs.Stevenson!!!
your thankful students:)
from North Trenton Public School
She is always there for her child at the school, She is the most beautiful lady you will ever meat, a good friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have. She is a real hero to NORTH TRENTON PUBLIC SCHOOL. :) :)
from Foxboro P.S.
Mr. Lawrence teaches my son Paul's grade 4/5 class at Foxboro P.S. - he brings enthusiasm and an amazing energy to the classroom every day! He makes learning fun! He also coached the girls intermediate basketball team this spring - his kind and patient coaching style was inspirational! especially to the girls playing on a team sport for the very first time!
from Frankford P.S
My son who is 6 has heard the school day hero advertisments on the radio.
He asked me to tell you about his teacher. He said Mrs Burns is kind and has awesome centres. I couldnt agree more that Mrs Burns is so deserving. She has taken her time to plan multiple trips for her students, she always has a smile on her face. Landon has learned so much this year thanks to Mrs Burns persistance and dedication to teaching. She has a real passion and it shines through.
from Sacred Heart Catholic School Marmora
Ms. P is a partner in the Kindergarten Teaching Team at Sacred Heart Marmora. She is often the first smiling face students see in the morning and always makes everyone feel welcome at our school. She spends countless hours making creative and educational materials for her students and always gives 110%. Ms. P is a valued and dedicated school day hero at Sacred Heart School.
I am not a parent at the school but I am a volunteer. I have coached with him and watched him throughout the season and throughout the year be a huge rock for the students at Quinte Secondary School. He is there for them in many ways and they can always count on him. They show a lot of trust in him and QSS is so lucky to have a fantastic, supportive employee that plays a big part in the flow of their school.
You rock Q!
from Brighton public school
Mr loucks is a good teacher. He makes learning fun and interesting. He has a good sense of humour and I look forward to going to school every day. Mr Loucks is a great teacher and hopefully I have him as my teacher next year.
From Sarah Shannon
from Murray Centennial Public School
Ivan retired after over 40 years of work at Rona in Trenton and he immediately began volunteering at Murray Centennial Public School, where his granddaughter is a first grade student.
He has since spent countless hours in the breakfast program, supporting school lunch days, and volunteering to attend school trips with several different classes. Ivan is a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is an excellent role-model and makes a difference in the lives of many children at Murray Centennial.
from St. Peters
Mrs. Stockerman runs the life skills program at St. Peters, which my son is in. She is such an amazing teacher she has the patience of no one I have ever meet. My son was having trouble in school and once he got into her class he was a different child. She is always going above and beyond for her students. She is always willing to meet with parents whenever needed. Most children don't want to go to school and now my son loves to go. She always makes sure the class is both fun and knowledgeable, even if she has to use her own money. I cant say enough about this amazing teacher I simple don't know where my son would be without her and the life skills program so for these reason she is my hero.
from Bayside Secondary School
Since I started going to Bayside, Mrs Morrow has always made me feel welcome. She goes above and beyond to ensure that all students feel safe and have the resources they need to succeed at school. Mrs Morrow, who is a teacher librarian, is always helping students with projects, even during her lunch. She also looks after the schools Food for Learning program. She does an exceptional job of ensuring that students who do not have a lunch have nutritious and delicious food everyday. She helps out in any way she can to ensure that all students have food, project supplies and even runs a used clothing program at certain times of the year. But one thing that seperates Mrs Morrow from the rest is her book club! She has a way of getting students excited about reading that is truly inspiring. Students look forward to our book club meetings! She also goes out of her way to make a wonderful snack for each meeting. Mrs Morrow genuinely cares about her students, and regularly helps them even on her own personal time, and that is why I feel that she would be a wonderful teacher of the week!