|EMSB TO RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING TEACHERS|
MONTREAL, APRIL 24, 2017- On the eve of National Teachers’ Day, which falls on May 2, the English Montreal School Board will recognize three teachers with special awards from P.F. Chang’s and La Cage Brasserie Sportive. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 26 (10:30 am) at Roslyn Elementary School (4699 Westmount) and is co-sponsored by City’s Breakfast Television.
The EMSB received many nominations for the awards, which fall into three categories: youth sector, adult sector and physical education and health. Tyffany Coryn, the hospitality manager at PF Chang’s Montreal, will present $100 gift cards to Roslyn Grade 1 teacher Nancy Latulippe, John F. Kennnedy Adult Education Centre in St. Michel English teacher Stuart Chappell and a $100 gift card to La Cage to Hampstead Elementary School Physical Education and Health teacher Michael Creamer.
Nancy Latulippe has been a Grade 1 teacher at Roslyn Elementary School for the past seven years. She also teaches at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) to students who aspire to become French as a Second Language teachers.
“Nancy is an exceptional teacher,” says Roslyn Principal Nicholas Katalifos. “She is extremely professional and dedicated to her students. She is an expert when it comes to different learning styles, classroom management and constantly keeps the kids learning through a wide variety of techniques. I consider her a leader on staff. She has worked on staff council, governing board and as the teacher union representative.”
Hampstead Elementary School Physical Education and Health teacher Michael Creamer has been on staff at the EMSB for nine years. He spent his first five years at LaurenHill Academy in St. Laurent and joined Hampstead four years ago. “I love being able to teach and introduce students to new skills and activities, hopefully helping them to find a passion for something that they can enjoy for a lifetime,” he said.
Stuart Chappell has been teaching English Language Arts (ELA) and Basic English Literacy at the John F. Kennedy Adult Education Centre in St. Michel at the EMSB for the past two and a half years. A native of London, England, he began teaching there in 2002, before moving on to Hiroshima, Japan and then Montreal in 2011.
“I feel extremely blessed to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, who are doing the best they can to improve their life circumstances,” said Mr. Chappell. “Returning to school is a daunting proposition for most people, so I have the utmost respect for the efforts they make. At the end of the day, my job is to instill confidence and belief in the minds of my students and give them the language, study, and life skills they will need to prosper throughout their life, especially in Canada.”
Michael J. Cohen