Maple Ridge teacher wins PM award

October 10, 2014

By Neil Corbett – The Maple Ridge News

The kudos keep coming Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows educator Scott Ormiston.

This week it was announced that he had won a Prime Minister’s Certificate of Achievement.

He was one of 54 teachers from across Canada to win an award, which was announced on Oct. 7.

Ormiston is part of a team that works with at-risk students in the local school district, and has increased its aboriginal graduation rate to 74 per cent – which is 20 points higher than the average for the province.

It is one of the best aboriginal graduation rates in the province.

The award announcement notes that the Garibaldi Special Education Department, developed under Ormiston’s leadership, has been used as an exemplary case model for resource departments in other schools.

His innovation is shown in implementation of the “Brag Board” to promote student success. Hundreds of students place an academic achievement on the board, that translates into entries for a prize draw – the more achievements the better odds to win.

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