News Types: Recognition Awards

Colleen Smart receives Exemplary Support Services Award

June 25th, 2021

Colleen Smart is a program assistant at Swan Hills School and has been with Pembina Hills for over 21 years. Every morning, Colleen welcomes each student into the school with a bright smile and can be heard sharing jokes and giggling with the students. Students are very disappointed if it is not their day to […]

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Lorna Wiedrick receives Exemplary Support Services Award

June 24th, 2021

Lorna Wiedrick is a Program Assistant at Westlock Outreach. She has been with Pembina Hills for over 7 years. Lorna wears many hats at the Westlock Outreach School. She is the first point of contact at Outreach. Her tasks involve building a program for many students who have not been successful in a traditional program, […]

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Wendi Nakonechny receives the Exemplary Support Services Award

June 23rd, 2021

Wendi Nakonechny is a librarian at R.F. Staples Secondary School and has been with Pembina Hills for 20 years. Wendi goes above and beyond the typical duties of a librarian. While her job description would define her time between librarian and administrative, she does not let paper interfere with her powerful ability to build relationships […]

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Karl Rottier receives the Exemplary Community Partner Award

June 22nd, 2021

Karl Rottier has been a community volunteer at Pembina North Community School for over 10 years. Also the liaison between the Dapp Community Council and the school, Karl is very friendly and approachable with students, staff, parents and community members. Karl has been a long-standing volunteer in the Dapp Community and when it comes to […]

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Jamie Baker receives the Exemplary Support Services Award

June 21st, 2021

Jamie Baker is a Program Assistant at Fort Assiniboine School and has been with Pembina Hills for over 3 years. As a program assistant Jamie is constantly helping others, she never sits down, and is always there to help. She goes the extra mile in making sure that she is building positive relationships with all […]

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Wenda O’Malley receives Exemplary Support Services Award

June 18th, 2021

Wenda O’Malley is a Program Assistant at École Barrhead Elementary School. She has been with Pembina Hills for 10 years. Wenda supports the literacy program with reading groups and is always there to support staff with literacy information and resources. Wenda has been invaluable in providing additional support for students who struggle with reading and […]

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Laura Mackenzie receives the Exemplary Support Services Award

June 14th, 2021

Laura Mackenzie is a Program Assistant at École Barrhead Elementary School and has been with Pembina Hills for 10 years. Laura brings a positive attitude to school each day and has the ability to remain calm in even the most explosive situations. With her quiet demeanor, she is able to regulate her students quickly without […]

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Gladys Foster receives Exemplary Support Services Award

June 10th, 2021

Gladys Foster is a Program Assistant at Pembina North Community School and has been with Pembina Hills for over 6 years. She is always smiling (or dancing!) and radiates positivity even when things are not going well. She is very approachable to all students and is a presence in the hallways and playground each day. […]

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Laura Parenteau receives the Exemplary Support Services Award

June 3rd, 2021

Laura Parenteau is a Program Assistant in the W-PREP Early Learning program located in Westlock Elementary School. Laura has been with Pembina Hills for 8 years. Laura works with all children in the W-PREP classroom. She is always looking for ways to engage and motivate each and every one of the students in a fun […]

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Brenda Teasdale receives Exemplary Support Services Award

May 25th, 2021

Brenda Teasdale is a program assistant at Barrhead Composite High School (BCHS) and has been with Pembina Hills for over 21 years. Brenda helps students and teachers in many ways. She helps students at lunch, after school and on her own time to make sure they understand a concept or to help them get their […]

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