High Prairie School Division honoured employees during the Long-Service Awards Night on May 26 in High Prairie.
More than 80 staff members were recognized for their milestone years of service to the division, says a news release from HPSD.
“On behalf of our trustees, thank you for all that you do to promote quality public education,” Supt. Laura Poloz says in her speech.
“Tonight is a very special evening.
“It is where our trustees are able to pay tribute to our wonderful staff members and recognize their hard work and dedication to this division.”
A total of 12 retirees were recognized at the event, many of whom gave their entire working career to High Prairie School Division.
“Congratulations to all of our award recipients and nominees,” says Tammy Henkel, who chairs the board.
“We also give a special thank-you to our retirees for your many years of service and dedication to quality public education at High Prairie School Division.”
The division specially recognized
Bob Owens, principal of Georges P. Vanier School in Donnelly and Heather Caudron, principal of Joussard School.
Owens was the school division’s nominee for the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
Caudron was the division’s nominee for Canada’s Outstanding Principal Award.
Taryn Beaupre was also recognized as the division’s nominee for the provincial Edwin Parr Award for top first-teacher, and other division nominees Neil Pereira and Taryn Aucoin.
“The long-service awards are one way that the board pays tribute to the division’s staff and recognize their hard work and dedication,” Henkel says.
-35 Years of Service:
-30 Years of Service:
R. Bruce Turnbull
P. Erlene Richards