ABCDE Award Winners

ABCDE recognizes exceptional individuals at the annual Teacher Education Roundtable with the Teacher Educator and Education Advocate Awards:

The TEACHER EDUCATOR is awarded to someone at the school or university level who has distinguished themselves in partnering with a teacher education program in B.C. For example, a nominee may have provided exceptional mentoring of pre-service teachers for a number of years and/or may have been actively involved in partnership discussions or leadership on improvements to a post-secondary teacher education program.

The EDUCATION ADVOCATE is awarded to someone who has distinguished themselves as an advocate for Education. A nominee for this award might be one who has written thoughtful analyses of education or teacher education and/or who has consistently provided strong support for BC Education.

2018 Awards

2018 Teacher Educator Award winners

Dr. Wendy Carr, Associate Dean, Teacher Education atUBC Vancouver’s Faculty of Education

“For her remarkable leadership in schools, professional associations, university departments, and French language organizations and ddepartments to develop curricula and advocate for French in K-12 and teacher education programs.”

Dr. Kimberly Franklin, former Dean of Education, Trinity Western University

“For her dynamic and compassionate leadership in expanding TWU’s programs of teacher education and for helping ABCDE and the B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch to refine policies and procedures for reviewing teacher education programs in B.C.”

2018 Education Advocate Award

Ms. Terry-Lee Beaudry, Deputy Superintendent, Central Okanagan SD #23, Kelowna

“For her exceptional work with First Nations bands, teachers, students and new education leaders, and her commitment to just, inclusive, and equitable practices for all.”

2017 Awards

2017 Teacher Educator Award winner

Mr. James Alexander (Sandy) Hill, Instructor of Education at the University of Fraser Valley

“For his exceptional teaching and devoted work to build programs and establish good relations with school districts and education partner groups”

2017 Education Advocate Award winner

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, Professor in UBC’s Educational Studies Dept. and former Associate Dean of Indigenous Education

“For her outstanding, dedicated, and lifelong service to the development of Indigenous teacher education in BC, Canada, and internationally, and for her mentorship of Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students and instructors.”

See past ABCDE award winners