By Tim Johnson
From the print edition, September 2012
For our 6th annual Great Teacher Awards, inspiring stories poured in from all corners of Canada, singing the praises of truly excellent educators. We sent those nominations to some of the top education experts in the country, who separated the very good from the great, and then we encouraged everyone to show their support for these teachers online.
The votes have been counted—over 133,000!—and the selections have been made. We now present to you Canada’s finest teachers.
And the winners are…
Kindergarten–Grade 8 Music
Birch Cliff Heights Public School and Chine Drive Public School, Toronto
17 years in the classroom
Read more about Kevin Hrycay here >>
Edmonton Islamic Academy, Edmonton
10 years in the classroom
Read more about Ramy Melhem here >>
Junior and Senior Kindergarten
St. Patrick Catholic School, Peterborough, Ont.
31 years in the classroom
Read more about Janet Shillinglaw here >>
Our Teacher Awards Panel of Experts