Teachers often inspire careers or help develop the people we become.
They build a foundation for our future.
For many, teachers kindled an interest in a subject that eventually became a rewarding career. It is our teachers who created a love of learning that fostered a desire to expand our horizons. Teachers help open our eyes and minds to people and ideas to which we might not otherwise have been exposed.
That’s why Black Press partners each year with Staples, with support from Camosun College, to recognize those passionate individuals who go above and beyond for their students. Throughout the campaign, the Oak Bay News highlighted extraordinary people inspired by educators across the Greater Victoria as part of our Great Teachers celebration.
The passion for teaching inspired past and present students and parents alike to nominate a plethora of educators with stories of admiration, respect and genuine affection.
Take a peek among today’s pages to learn about the winners. The fourth annual awards went to Strawberry Vale elementary school teacher Karine Tregear, Dunsmuir middle school principal Darren Russel and St. Margaret’s School high school social studies teacher Lisa Ziebart. We’ve also highlighted Oak Bay’s own Peter Atkinson who garnered an impressive nomination.
“If there’s one thing to takeaway, it’s to take a minute to recognize the great teachers in your life,” said Oliver Sommer, associate group publisher.
The teachers were recognized in an event at Langford Staples last week.
As the school season draws to a close here at home, don’t forget to thank a teacher who made an impact on you or your child this year.