Former MRSS student Annie Russell and Loran award-winner Kristi Lauridsen.
Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District educator Kristi Lauridsen has been honoured with a 2018 Loran Teachers Building Leaders Award.
The award, presented by the Loran Scholars Foundation and sponsored by the McCall MacBain Foundation, recognizes primary and secondary teachers who are integral in the development of young leaders of character who serve Canadian communities.
Ms. Lauridsen, a district helping teacher who works with gifted students, was nominated by 2014 Loran Scholar Annie Russell as someone who has made a significant positive impact on her growth as a leader.
Russell, a graduate of Maple Ridge Secondary School, attended the University of Ottawa where she completed a bachelor of electrical engineering and is now pursuing a master’s degree, visited Thomas Haney on Dec. 20 to present the award to Lauridsen.
“Ms. Lauridsen is a passionate educator who strives to develop meaningful programming and opportunities for our gifted students,” said Michael Scarcella, district principal, Learning Services.