News Types: Recognition Awards

Kim Tuininga-Sybesma receives Exemplary Teacher Award

May 3rd, 2021

Kim Tuininga-Sybesma is a teacher at Neerlandia Public Christian School, serving over 15 years in a variety of elementary classrooms including Associate Principal for several years.  During that time, she offered exceptional leadership and support for our administration. Mrs. Sybesma is often willing to take the lead on an issue or project to seek solutions […]

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Karla Montgomery receives the Exemplary Teacher Award

April 20th, 2021

Karla Montgomery is the Department Head of Senior High Science at the Alberta Distance Learning Centre and has been with ADLC for over 6 years. Karla is committed to student success—her students know that she is always available for extra help and she spends many hours in online meetings with students. As a department head, […]

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Andrea Robin receives the Exemplary Teacher Award

April 12th, 2021

Andrea Robin is an Academic Counsellor at Vista Virtual School and has been with Pembina Hills for over 10 years. Andrea’s role as a counsellor reveals a caring, positive, and firm approach to student success and completion. She is sure to arrange a physical, face-to-face meeting with the student and their family when possible, doing […]

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Chyan Brand receives Exemplary Teacher Award

March 26th, 2021

Chyan Brand is a grade 3 teacher at Eleanor Hall School and has been with Pembina Hills for 10 years. Chyan is always there to support her colleagues and is often sought after for her great ideas and enthusiasm of learning. She has an optimistic personality and is always encouraging to everyone around her. Chyan […]

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Desiree Bozak receives the Exemplary Support Services Award

March 22nd, 2021

Desiree Bozak is a program assistant at Barrhead Composite High School (BCHS) and has been with Pembina Hills for over 18 years. All students are welcomed into her room with a smile. Students know they can count on her to answer their questions, find solutions to their problems and help them complete their courses online […]

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Camile DeZaeyer receives the Exemplary Support Services Award

March 15th, 2021

Camile DeZaeyer has worked in the Distribution Department at the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) for over 8 years. Due to the pandemic, ADLC has seen an increased demand for student materials. Camile has gone above and beyond to see that resources are organized and expedited efficiently. He understands the importance of getting student learning […]

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Terry Kuyek receives the Exemplary Community Partner Award

March 10th, 2021

Terry Kuyek has been a community volunteer at Swan Hills School for over five years. Every day, Terry arrives at the school before students, as well as most of the staff, to assist with the breakfast program. Afterwards, he stays to clean up and to help with any other aspects of the program that may […]

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Danica Pyper-Raymond receives the Exemplary Teacher Award

March 8th, 2021

Danica Pyper-Raymond is a teacher at Barrhead Composite High School (BCHS) and has been with Pembina Hills for over 20 years. Danica has been instrumental in encouraging literacy among each person at BCHS. She created “BCHS Reads”, a program where anyone in the entire school can choose a book from a short list and be […]

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Heather Archer receives the Exemplary Support Services Award

December 16th, 2020

Heather Archer is a Program Assistant at École Westlock Elementary School and has been with Pembina Hills School Division for 11 years.  Passionate about inclusion, Heather always ensures the student she is working with is a part of the class and engages in activities. She is kind, considerate and cares deeply for all students. Grade […]

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Karen Fischer receives the Exemplary Contractor Services Award

December 10th, 2020

Karen Fischer is being recognized for her leadership in some specific initiatives at Pembina Hills. Since her retirement from teaching and school administration in 2015, she has continued to support students as an integral contributor to the division’s Dual Credit Programs. Karen’s leadership in the Health Care Aide program has led to the graduation of […]

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