Friday, December 21, 2012

City Hall News

Accolades for Lade

Highroad Academy teacher recognized by City 

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Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz (L) presents Highroad Academy teacher Julie Lade, accompanied by her family, with a certificate of recognition during council meeting last Tuesday.


igh Roads Academy teacher Julie lade was at the regular City Hall council meeting last Tuesday to pick up a certificate of recognition from Mayoar Sharon Gaetz on behalf of council, for receiving one of only 27 coveted Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence given out across Canada.


"I think it's pretty significant that a teacher in our own community would win this prestigious award, and also that it is so well-deserving, it deserves comment," she said.


Gaetz penned a letter of recommendation to the committee responsible for handing out the award based on her own experience with lade as a teacher to her own kids.


"I was given the opportunity to write a letter of reference for Mrs. Julie Lade some time ago to nominate her and I had no difficulty in doing so, because I have witnessed Ms. Lade in action on many occasions."


Gaetz said Lade has made a huge contribution and "significant contribution" in the lives of many of the kids who have gone on to bigger and better things.


She said that Lade's father taught classes at Chilliwack Middle School and was also a great role model.


"Thank you for everything you do for our kids in our community. Thank you for being a caring teacher and we're just so darn proud of you, so I want to give you this certificate on behalf of all of our council," said Gaetz, who then read out what was on the certificate.


"Recognizing your outstanding achievement in recieving the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence and your inspiration and support to students at High Road Academy School to encourage life-long learning."



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