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June 13, 2018
HAMILTON, ON – A London high school teacher is taking home a prestigious John Rozema Award for Teacher Excellence. The Rozema Awards recognize teachers at independent Christian schools in Ontario who nurture student character, local community engagement, and improved school culture in addition to academic performance. This year’s winners excelled in teaching independent Christian school students to care for their communities and natural environment.
Corrina Cameron at London Christian High School took the $5,000 award in the Excellence in Secondary School Teaching category. Her students partnered with a local church to help learn about poverty in London. The students did video interviews with homeless and low-income residents participating in the local church’s community program, which taught the students about the humanity, dignity, and value of these members of London’s community.
“Independent Christian schools deserve recognition for their commitment to excellence in teaching, which is why the Rozema Awards exist,” said Dr. Beth Green, Cardus Education program director. “The caliber of this year’s winners and shortlisted entries shows that all Christian schools are a vital part of Ontario’s education system.”
Teachers from Hamilton and Owen Sound won in the Elementary, Global Perspectives, Arts, and Group Excellence categories, rounding out this year’s winners. The June 13th awards reception in Hamilton handed out a total of $28,000 in awards to be used for the winning teachers’ professional development. Videos of the winners and runners-up are available online.
The John Rozema Awards for Teacher Excellence are presented in partnership with the Christian School Foundation.
Cardus – Director of Communications