By Colleen Flanagan, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
A Maple Ridge elementary school teacher is being awarded the Teachers Building Leaders Award through the Loran Scholars Foundation.
Caleb Chiu, a teacher at Alouette elementary, was nominated by Joanne Banh, a 2015 Loran Scholar and former Alouette elementary student.
The Teachers Building Leaders Award, sponsored by the McCall MacBain Foundation, recognizes primary and secondary school teachers who go above and beyond to develop character, service and leadership in their students.
They can only be nominated by a former student who has gone on to be a Loran Scholar.
Banh had Chiu in grades 6 and 7 and said his teacher never failed to go beyond the curriculum to teach good values. Banh said Chiu always stressed that hard work will always be recognized.