Staff Spirit Award to honour teachers who go above and beyond


Staff Spirit Award committee member Joanie Murray, poses for the camera. Conway photo.


     The Staff Spirit Award committee at Holland College Charlottetown Centre is looking for a teacher who goes beyond what a teacher normally does to help students achieve their goals, said committee member Joanie Murray.

       The awards are dedicated to teachers who do their best to be a positive influence on the learning experience of students. The award will be presented during the Student Athletic Awards on Thursday, April, 16.

       Murray said students were given sheets in which they were encouraged to write down a teacher they felt was worthy for a nomination.

       “Students were requried to write the teacher’s name and the reasons why they feel the teacher they had chosen to nominate was deserving of the award.”

        The committee looks for a candidate who they feel goes above and beyond for their students.

         “There are nine different nominees and some were voted in multiple times. The nominees are kept confidential until after we know the outcome and it will be released in an email.”

          Newly elected Student Union president Michele Bradley who is also on the committee said the committee has gone through the list of nominees during their first meeting April 1.

          “We read what was said about each one, and about how they have made a lasting impression on the students and the school.”

            She said she was extremely excited to read about each of the nominees because of the respect she has for the college staff.

        “The staff here at Holland College is amazing. They should all get the award! This award is extremely important because it recognizes the feelings the students have towards their learning instructors.”

          Murray said there is no bias towards any of the nominees who have been chosen for the award.

          “We hope that we choose the right staff member for the award. Someone who has gone the extra mile for students.”



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