News Types: Recognition Awards

Erin Harder — a role model for students

June 25th, 2019

Grade 5 Teacher Erin Harder shows compassion and empathy to all her students.  Erin brings charisma, kindness, consistency, understanding, patience, cooperation and an all-around passion for teaching to École Westlock Elementary School.  With worldwide travelling and teaching experiences, she is able to teach with a level of understanding and compassion that compares to no one. She […]

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Irene Williams goes above and beyond for BCHS

June 24th, 2019

These are just a few things the students in 7-5 say about her: Helps students when they are struggling with a topic/subject Helps students stay organized Supportive of students Brings treats for us She talks to students about what interests them Irene Williams is a Program Assistant at BCHS and has been with Pembina Hills […]

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Josef Martha — a perfect example of an Exemplary Teacher

June 21st, 2019

When working with students, ADLC Science teacher Josef Martha shows patience, kindness and enthusiasm.  Continually striving for excellence Josef goes above beyond for the students and schools he serves. Fellow teacher Karen Davies says, “Josef is a leader at ADLC and often can be found helping others, answering questions, serving on a committee, organizing the […]

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Audrey Degner radiates positivity

June 20th, 2019

Audrey is a First Nations, Metis and Inuit Liaison with Pembina Hills and has been in this role for over five years. Connecting with the students and their families, Audrey is often seen bringing students to school, championing student achievements and supporting them through challenges, just to name a few. Eleanor Hall School Associate Principal […]

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Amber Reeves makes the Swan Hills School family stronger

June 19th, 2019

Amber Reeves demonstrates kindness, caring and patience as a Program Assistant at Swan Hills School.  When asked to take on a challenge, she does it with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.  Amber is dedicated to building strong relationships with every student.  They are always excited to see her smiling face when she personally greets each […]

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Kyle Beattie – teacher, coach and mentor

June 17th, 2019

As a teacher and coach at R.F. Staples Secondary School Kyle Beattie spends a great deal of time developing young players. Kyle coaches cross-country running, volleyball, basketball, badminton, curling, softball and track and field.  He also organizes and runs Westlock Club Volleyball. Captain Chava Gonzalez of the RF Staples Sr. Boys Volleyball team says, “Coach […]

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Tiffany Nanninga – A True Champion of Wellness

June 14th, 2019

Tiffany Nanninga has been a valuable member of the Regional Office team for ten years. She comes to work with a bright smile and a positive attitude, ready to take on whatever challenge comes her way. Her caring nature, enthusiasm and willingness to learn and grow make her a highly respected and trusted staff member. […]

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Community Curling Clubs support BCHS and RFS

April 16th, 2019

Thank you to the Barrhead and Westlock Community Curling Clubs for supporting our school curling programs. We appreciate all they do including donating time for practice, providing coaches and believing in the sport of curling as a lifelong passion! Nominator Kerri-Lee Kostiw said, “The school curling programs at Barrhead Composite High School and R.F. Staples […]

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Stephen Gokiert — supporting PHPS students and parents since 2003

April 10th, 2019

Stephen is a contracted psychologist with Pembina Hills who is approachable, friendly, and is able to guide and direct both staff and parents in a very kind and gentle manner. Student Services Director Rob McGarva says, “Stephen works diligently to ensure that students receive the necessary services and supports. He is a very dedicated and […]

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Cheryl Frose inspires teachers and students

March 20th, 2019

“Cheryl is committed to meeting the needs of her students and ensuring their success.” As a teacher and the Department Head of Elementary / Junior High at the Alberta Distance Learning Centre, Cheryl shares her experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm to help students achieve their very best.   The confidence she has in her colleagues and her […]

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