Announcing the Winners & Shortlist
of the 2019 Rozema Awards

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

Category: Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Winner

    • Laurie Blue, Niagara Christian Collegiate
  • Shortlist

    • Joel Dykxhoorn, Strathroy Community Christian School
    • Mikaelee MacDouell, London Christian High
    • Owen Webb, Hamilton District Christian High School

Category: STEM Teaching

  • Winner

    • Harry Blyleven, Hamilton District Christian High School
  • Shortlist

    • Sarah Hopman, Chatham Christian School
    • Will Lammers, Smithville Christian High School

Category: Special Education

  • Winner

    • Brenda Boks, Beacon Christian School
  • Shortlist

    • Marjorie Pasma, Woodland Christian High School

Category: Global Perspective 

  • Winner

    • Rachael Weening, Toronto District Christian High School
  • Shortlist

    • Daniel Wilcox, Timothy Christian School (Barrie)


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.