News Types: Recognition Awards

Alex Mottus receives the Exemplary Support Services Award

June 15th, 2022

Alex Mottus is the Director of Information Technology Services and has been with Pembina Hills School Division for 14 years.   Alex has guided and maintained a highly efficient technology infrastructure for the school division and we rely on his knowledge and vision to ensure our technology foundations support administration and learning. His foresight has ensured […]

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Carla Felske receives the Exemplary Teacher Award

June 13th, 2022

Carla is a Grade 1/2 teacher at Dunstable School and has been with Pembina Hills for over 14 years.  Carla’s dedication to student success is second to none. Day in and day out, she strives to connect with each of her students in order for them to reach their full and utmost potential. She is […]

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Melissa Beattie receives the Exemplary Teacher Award

June 9th, 2022

Melissa teaches D-PREP and Kindergarten at Dunstable School and has been with Pembina Hills for 15 years. Melissa is the first person families connect with as they begin their journey at Dunstable School. Her warm and caring personality makes every student and family feel welcome. Melissa meets and exceeds all criteria of an “exemplary teacher.” […]

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Sandra Thomsen receives the Exemplary Community Partner Award

June 2nd, 2022

Sandra Thomsen, manager of the Swan Hills Super A grocery store, has been a strong supporter of the Swan Hills School, students and staff for many years. Sandra is a key figure in the community, and she recognizes the importance of the local school and the programs it runs. Without Sandra’s efforts, Swan Hills School […]

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Angel Forsyth receives the Exemplary Support Services Award

May 27th, 2022

Angel Forsyth has worked as a Program Assistant at Swan Hills School for over 6 years, supporting students from kindergarten to junior high. In her role, she has worked near-seamlessly with classroom teachers to help ensure all students are encouraged to achieve success, remain on-task, and develop appropriate social skills. Her cheerful manner and positive […]

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Laurie Walker receives the Exemplary Teacher Award

May 3rd, 2022

Laurie Walker is a Grade 4 teacher at Pembina North Community School and has been with Pembina Hills for 23 years. Laurie is always there for her students and coworkers in so many ways. Laurie goes above and beyond to connect with students through coaching a variety of sports, classroom activities and her attention to […]

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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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