News Types: Recognition Awards

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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Dale Erickson receives the Exemplary Teacher Award

December 8th, 2020

Dale Erickson is the Associate Principal at École Barrhead Elementary School and has been with Pembina Hills School Division for 14 years. He draws upon his experience as a classroom teacher at BES and Associate Principal at Eleanor Hall School to effectively support students and staff. He can be found in classrooms, hallways and on […]

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Beverly Carter receives the Exemplary Teacher Award

November 17th, 2020

Beverly Carter is a grade 2 teacher at École Westlock Elementary School and has been there for the past 10 years. Positive and caring Bev makes students and staff feel appreciated and welcome in her classroom. She ensures that all of her students succeed and strives to meet their diverse needs.  Bev is kind, dedicated, […]

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Randy Strydhorst receives the Exemplary Parent Volunteer Award

November 6th, 2020

Randy Strydhorst has been a vital contributor to the fundraising and financial activities of Neerlandia Public Christian School Council for the past 12 years. He has volunteered countless hours for the betterment of the school.  Randy is known as a hard worker and you will often see him helping around the community. “Randy is always […]

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Sharon Lyons receives the Exemplary Teacher Award

November 2nd, 2020

Behaviour Specialist, Sharon Lyons, has been a member of our Early Learning Team since 2013. She contributes to the vitality of many schools within Pembina Hills. Sharon works very hard to meet the needs of her “mighty learners!” She is an extremely valued member of many learning teams, working to support program assistants and fellow […]

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Dan Thompson — Maintaining excellence with a smile

October 20th, 2020

Dan has worked for the facilities department as a plumber for 29 years. Nominated by staff at École Westlock Elementary, he is quick to respond to calls and always with a smile and a friendly hello.  Everyone appreciates Dan’s dedication to his job. Whether he’s dealing with leaks or odors—including the discovery of the missing […]

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Stephanie Campbell receives the Exemplary Support Services Award

September 24th, 2020

Stephanie Campbell is an Administrative Assistant at Vista Virtual School (VVS) in Calgary and has been with Pembina Hills School Division for over three years. According to staff members, students and parents, Stephanie is enthusiastic, positive and respectful. She takes great pride in all she does at VVS and she always exceeds expectations! “She is […]

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Margaret McGean — Bringing joy to children in W-PREP

September 15th, 2020

Margaret McGean has been with Pembina Hills for 11 years, working as a program assistant in the W-PREP Early Learning program (previously SPICE) at École Westlock Elementary School. Her love for children is evident in everything she does. She creates a fun and engaging environment by finding new activities,  catchy “Moving and Shaking” songs or […]

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