Canadian Family magazine runs a contest every year for a national teacher award. In its eighth running, a Peterborough kindergarten teacher at St. Catherine school is a finalist!
Sylvie Copland was nominated after parent Jen Givens-Doran heard Pete and Catherine talking about the contest recently here on FreshRadio. Jen wrote to Canadian Family magazine, saying:
Madame Copland has introduced the school community to children on the other side of the world. She arranged to have the school “adopt” four children in Africa and spearheaded fundraising efforts to ensure these children are looked after. She also raises money each spring to provide mosquito nets to children who live in parts of the world threatened by malaria. Mme Copland shares her musical gifts with the children, playing the piano/keyboard in the classroom and at school events.
We have had the privilege of having Mme Copland teach our child in JK and SK for the past two years. She always has time to make a phone call, send a note or to chat. She bonds with the students that she teaches (and their families). On holidays, she makes special parcels for each child, along with a handwritten note. We are so fortunate to have Mme Copland in our lives and have told her that before. She always very modestly replies that it’s the children that are special but we think she’s pretty special, too!
VOTE for Sylvie HERE. Let’s make this happen, Peterborough!!