Christian School Excellence Awards Shortlist Released
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2018
HAMILTON –Fourteen teachers from eight Ontario Christian schools are on the newly released shortlist of submissions for the third annual John Rozema Awards for Teacher Excellence. The 2018 awards include a new category for submissions, Excellence in Global Perspective Teaching, sponsored by EduDeo Ministries. With $28,000 in awards, the third annual Rozema Awards will be the largest ever.
“At our prize gala on June 13th in Hamilton, we will again recognize excellence as an ongoing investment into the life of a Christian school community and a positive contribution to the public good,” said Dr. Beth Green, Cardus Education program director. “And excellence in teaching is not limited to academic performance. It also includes nurturing student character, engaging the local community, and improving school culture.”
The 2018 Rozema Awards Committee has shortlisted the following submissions, recognizing each school community’s reputation for giftedness and excellent practice:
Excellence in Global Perspective Teaching
Guido de Brès Christian High School, Hamilton - Laurie Koning
Timothy Christian School, Barrie - Andrew Wilcox and Nicole Strikwerda
Toronto District Christian High School - Rachael Weening
Excellence in the Teaching of Creative and Performing Arts
Hamilton District Christian High School - Jonathan DeVries
Northumberland Christian School, Cobourg - Alison Young
Timothy Christian School, Barrie - Nicole Strikwerda
Excellence in Secondary Teaching
London Christian High School - Corrina Cameron
London Christian High School - Matt Rock
Hamilton District Christian High School - Leon Hordyk
Excellence in Elementary Teaching
Timothy Christian School, Owen Sound - Cara Barwell
Trinity Christian School, Burlington - Audrey McGregor
Hamilton District Christian High School - Richard Van Egmond and Jared Patus*
*Given the small pool of Christian schools in Ontario, there was only one submission in the Group Excellence category this year. The awards committee evaluates every submission on its merits, and is pleased to confirm the place of the single Group Excellence submission among the top tier of award applications for 2018.
Cardus - Director of Communications
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Cardus is a non-partisan, not-for-profit public policy think tank focused on the following areas: education, family, work & economics, communities, end-of-life care, and religious freedom. It conducts independent and original research, produces several periodicals, and regularly stages events with Senior Fellows and interested constituents across Canada and the U.S.