Central Okanagan Public Schools administrative building in Kelowna. (Central Okanagan Public Schools)

Three Kelowna-area educators up for Premier’s award

Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education created to recognize exceptional teachers in B.C.

Three Kelowna-area educators are among 30 B.C. teachers up for a prestigious award.

The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education were created to recognize exceptional teachers in B.C. and winners receive a $3,000 personal bursary for professional learning, and a $2,000 contribution to their school community for professional learning. Runners-up will receive a certificate of recognition signed by the Premier and Minister of Education.

“The finalists from our district reflect the diverse skills that our employees bring to their profession and to their commitment to our students,” said Moyra Baxter, chairperson of the Board of Education.

“The Board of Education is exceedingly proud that this year’s list of finalists distinguishes several of our educators as outstanding in their respective fields.”

READ MORE: Bird behind power outage for Landmark area

READ MORE: Northern B.C. Conservative candidate under fire for human skull gift

The finalists are in three categories: Kelowna Secondary School principal Troy White is a finalist for the School Leadership Award, district principal of learning technology Jordan Kleckner is a finalist for the District Leadership Award, and certified education assistant at Mount Boucherie Secondary Marie Kielpinski is a finalist for the Outstanding Support—Teaching Assistant Award.

“The attributes of good leadership—innovation, collaboration, contribution—are among the attributes we instill in our learners,” said Kevin Kaardal, superintendent of schools and CEO.

“These nominations recognize exceptional people in our district who develop learners by exemplifying these attributes.”

An awards ceremony at Government House in Victoria will announce the winners on October 4, 2019, the day before World Teachers’ Day.


@michaelrdrguez
michael.rodriguez@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Top cop calls video of Kelowna Mountie striking suspect ‘concerning’

A video allegedly shows a Kelowna Mountie striking a man several times

City of Kelowna receives $100K provincial grant to support forestry workers

When the Kelowna Tolko mill shut down in November, 233 full-time employees were put out of work

$173K to support Okanagan seniors amid pandemic

United Way announces more funding for frontline programs

Okanagan home sales increase over last month, still below 2019 numbers: OMREB

Sales, listings see increase over May’s numbers but dwindle in comparison to 2019

Defence claims Surrey man was mentally unwell at time of West Kelowna murder

Tejwant Danjou’s jealousy ‘tormented him’, according to his defence lawyer

B.C. records four new COVID-19 cases, Abbotsford hospital outbreak cleared

Four senior home outbreaks also declared over, eight still active

Princeton RCMP sergeant kills cougar threatening residential neighborhood

An RCMP officer shot and killed a cougar, close to a residential… Continue reading

Pilot project approved: Penticton to allow alcohol in outdoor spaces

For almost two hours, council debated the proposed pilot project, before eventually passing it 4-2

Drugs, machete found in truck with stolen plate driven by Salmon Arm man

Chase RCMP arrest driver and have vehicle towed

RCMP, coroner investigate murder-suicide on Salt Spring Island

Two dead, police say there is no risk to the public

About 30% of B.C. students return to schools as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

Trudeau avoids questions about anti-racism protesters dispersed for Trump photo-op

Prime minister says racism is an issue Canadians must tackle at home, too

B.C.’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics goes virtual

The annual event partnering RCMP with Special Olympians is dramatically altered by COVID-19

HERGOTT: Can you get money back if COVID-19 disrupts plans?

Paul Hergott is a personal injury lawyer based in West Kelowna

Most Read