The 2012 Capital Educators’ Awards were presented to 16 of the region’s most innovative and respected educators on May 17th at the eleventh Annual EduGala, held at Algonquin College. The Ottawa Catholic School Board is proud to recognize our 11 finalists who attended the special event, and congratulate the two (2) award recipients. The new ONFE Innovation Award was also presented to St. Gabriel School in recognition of their innovative use of technology to support student learning! Congratulations to all!
Hosted by the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE), the annual event honours talented and dedicated professionals from all levels of education in our public education system who demonstrate teaching excellence and instill confidence and a passion for learning in their students. "Our educators play a critical role in this community. They are shaping the lives of and minds of roughly a quarter of a million students in Ottawa. This event is a fantastic way to showcase their achievements and recognize their contributions,” said Julian Hanlon, Director of Education, Ottawa Catholic School Board.
Nominations for Capital Educators’ Awards were open to educators employed by the four publicly-funded school boards, two colleges and four universities located in the City of Ottawa. More than 560 nominations were received for 354 educators who were nominated by current and former students, parents and professional colleagues. A panel of judges representing business, education and community organizations reviewed the 68 finalists and selected the 16 award recipients.
The Capital Educators’ Awards were created in 2001 by a group of business and education leaders who wanted to raise the profile of public education and to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Ottawa’s local educators.
The Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) hosts the Capital Educators’ Awards program in collaboration with ten participating education institutions, as well as through support from corporations and foundations who share ONFE's belief in the importance of celebrating excellence in education in our community. ONFE has played a lead role in developing over forty innovative education programs since its inception in 1985
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