The Ontario Teachers' Federation and the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan award three outstanding teachers each year with the OTIP Teaching Award for Excellence. The winners of this teaching award are decided through a jury process. For the past several years, TVOParents has been a member of this jury.
We know the difference teachers can make in the life of your child. Here are some great ones.
The 2012 Winners:
- Jodie Lang of St. Paul's Catholic School in Alliston
- Monica Petrus of Forest Heights Collegiate Institute in Kitchener
- Talia Hunter of Roberta Bondar Public School in Ottawa
- Anna Farago of Weston Collegiate Institute in Toronto
- Brian Robertson of Land O’ Lakes Public School in Mountain Grove
- Alison Mann of Parkdale Collegiate Institute in Toronto
- Colleen Drew-Baehre of North Hastings High School in Bancroft
- Matt Biggley of Vincent Massey Secondary School in Windsor
- Greg Rogers of Brebeuf College School in Toronto
- Cindee Davison of Regent Heights Public School in Scarborough
- Eyal Levine of Ashton Meadows Public School in Markham
- Alice Désormeaux of St. Anne Separate School in Hanmer
What Makes a Great Teacher?
We've had many discussions pondering this question. Here are just a few:
- 2011 People for Education Conference Plenary Panel on Great Teachers
- What Makes Great Teachers Great?
- How do you know if your child has a great teacher?
We've met some other great teachers:
- Bryce Honsinger at Applewood Public School in St. Catharines
- Nicole Hoang at Joyce Public School in Toronto
- Andrew Schmitt at Joyce Public School in Toronto