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Two Ottawa Teachers Recognized as Great Teachers

It’s always a great day when we can take the time to celebrate one of our local educators here in Ottawa!

According to a recent article I was reading, two Ottawa educators were recently recognized as being one of Canada’s “outstanding principals” for 2014. Jean-François Boulanger, of Sainte-Anne Catholic elementary school in the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est, and Rene Bibaud, of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s Adult High School, were selected as two of the 40 principals recognized by public education advocacy group, The Learning Partnership.

What These Educators Bring to Local Schools

Each of these two educators were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the local school system.

Boulanger was recognized for mentoring many of his school’s students. The Learning Partnership noted that many of the students in his school are new Canadians who are coming from area of conflict and thus, didn’t have access to regular schooling.

By seeking partnerships, Boulanger was able to create extra support in the school, such as developing in nutrition program as well as a free francophone preschool.

Meanwhile, Bibaud was selected for his work with students at the Adult High School. Evidently, he has proven to be quite an effective mentor to adults who are moving to post-secondary education, apprenticeships and workplaces.

He was also applauded for his efforts to unite the student body, despite the fact that the body represents people from more than 50 cultures.

Excellent Education: A Great Reason to Live in Ottawa

We’re also so proud when local educators are recognized for their outstanding work on a national level. In fact, our high-quality local education system is one of the many reasons why living in Ottawa is so special.

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