ABCDE TEACHER AWARDS...TEACHERS AWARDING TEACHERS
DRAMA TEACHER OF THE YEAR
This award is for an exemplary teacher and ABCDE member. It may go to anyone who teaches K-12 and incorporates Drama in and beyond the classroom, such as touring shows to other schools, going to see other people's theatrical work, having professionals in the school working with students etc.
2021 Alison O'Toole (Charles Hayes SS, Prince Rupert)
2020: Michelle Trembley (Cowichan)
2019: Jason Donaldson - Gulf Islands Secondary
2018: Ryan Grenier - Okanagan Mission Secondary
2017: Christine Knight - Carihi Secondary
2016: Alan Penty - Victoria High School
SIMPSON and LYNDS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
This award has been renamed after Laurie Lynds and Keith Simpson who were the founders of the ABCDE, to honour their years of contribution to this organization.
This award is for an individual who is an advocate for Drama in B.C. schools and whose work reflects the policies and goals of ABCDE. This award could go to administrators, university instructors, community members, parents, professional individuals and companies etc.
If the winner of this award is a current or past member of the ABCDE, they will receive a Lifetime Honorary Membership as part of their award.
2020: Heather Lee (Smithers)
2019: Lana O'Brien - W.L. Seaton Secondary
2018: Gordon Hamilton - Brookswood Secondary
2017: none awarded
2016: Mike Taugher - VIU (post-humously awarded)
EXCELLENCE IN DRAMA EDUCATION
This award is for a member or supporter of the ABCDE who has shown outstanding work in the field of Drama as an excellent teacher of students, an advocate of arts education, and as a facilitator and teacher of other teachers.
2021: Robyn Sheppard
2020: Susan Bertoia
2019: No award given
2018: No award given
2017: Damon Fultz - GW Graham Secondary, Chilliwack
2016: No award given
Please consider nominating a worthy Drama Educator in B.C.
Click here for nomination forms for all three awards. Deadline for nominations for this year is September 29th,2021 at 5:00 pm.
For more information contact Colin Plant at firstname.lastname@example.org
Drama Teacher of the Year 2019
Jason Donaldson, Gulf Islands Secondary School, Saltspring Island
Simpson and Lynds Distinguished Service Award winner
Lana O'Brien - W.E. Seaton Secondary, Vernon
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