Announcing the Winners of the 2019 Rozema Awards:

  • Laurie Blue at Niagara Christian Collegiate in the Humanities and Fine Arts category

  • Harry Blyleven at Hamilton District Christian High School in the STEM Teaching category

  • Brenda Boks at Beacon Christian School in the Special Education category

  • Rachael Weening at Toronto District Christian High School in the Global Perspective category



The Rozema Award winners will be honoured at the 2019 Edvance Christian Schools Association conference on October 24, 2019 in Ancaster, Ontario.

Celebrating excellence in education for the common good

Most teachers want their students to be excellent. But what does that mean? Unfortunately, many teachers and schools today have a limited understanding of “excellence” as academic performance. At Cardus, we are committed to teachers who have a more robust sense of excellence that includes but also goes beyond performance and towards nurturing student character, engaging the local community, and improving school culture.


The John Rozema Teaching Excellence Award recognises excellence as an ongoing investment into the life of a Christian school community and a positive public contribution to the common good. Being shortlisted for the John Rozema Teaching Excellence Award is an indication of a particular educator or school community’s reputation for giftedness and excellent practice.

The award panel will look for evidence that a teacher demonstrates excellence in all of the following categories:

  1. Purpose in teaching and learning
  2. Rigour in teaching and learning
  3. Service in teaching and learning

The Rozema Awards are presented in proud partnership with the Christian School Foundation and EduDeo Ministries.

We are indebted for their assistance.