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 Rozema Awards are presented in proud partnership with the Christian School Foundation. We are indebted for their assistance.

Announcing the 2018 Rozema Award Winners
June 13, 2018

In 2018 five awards were awarded:

  • Group Excellence Award: a group award of up to $8,000.
  • Excellence in Elementary Teaching Award: an individual award of $5,000.
  • Excellence in Secondary Teaching Award: an individual award of $5,000.
  • Excellence in the Teaching of Creative and Performing Arts: an individual award of $5,000.
  • Excellence in Global Perspective Teaching Award: an individual award of $5,000.

Group Excellence Award

   

Hamilton District Christian High School – Winner

Richard Van Egmond, Jared Patus

Excellence in Elementary Teaching Award

Trinity Christian School, Burlington

Audrey McGregor

Timothy Christian School, Owen Sound – Winner

Cara Barwell

Excellence in Secondary Teaching Award

Hamilton District Christian High School

Leon Hordyk

London District Christian High School – Winner

Corrina Cameron

London District Christian High School

Matt Rock

Excellence in the Teaching of Creative and Performing Arts

Hamilton District Christian High School – Winner

Jonathan DeVries

Timothy Christian School, Barrie

Nicole Strikwerda

Northumberland Christian School

Alison Young

Excellence in Global Perspective Teaching Award

Guido de Bres Christian High School, Hamilton – Winner

Laurie Koning

Timothy Christian School, Barrie

Andrew Wilcox, Nicole Strikwerda

Toronto District Christian High School

Rachael Weening

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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

 

 

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