Prime Minister's award winners

SCDSB educators receive Prime Minister’s awards
Posted on 10/08/2020

Two Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) educators have been honoured with Prime Minister’s awards for excellence. Kim Posluns, a designated early childhood educator (DECE) from Maple Grove Public School, received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education. Mark Gaynik, teacher at Nantyr Shores Secondary School, received a Certificate of Achievement as part of the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. 

“We congratulate Ms. Posluns for her commitment to student independence and success,” states Superintendent of Education Stuart Finlayson. “The support she provides for our youngest students gives them a firm foundation for their future educational successes.” 

“As the creator of the Enviroventure program, Mr. Gaynik has created lasting change within his students and for our environment,” says Superintendent of Education Dean Maltby. “His leadership and knowledge are invaluable, and we are proud to acknowledge this achievement.” 

Summaries of Poslun and Gaynik’s nominations, including some classroom strategies and outstanding achievements, have been shared on the Government of Canada’s website. 

The Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education have honoured outstanding early childhood educators since 2002. Recipients are honoured for their leadership, exemplary early childhood education practices, and their commitment to help build the foundation children need to make the best possible start in life. Learn more on the award website

The Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence have honoured exceptional elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines since 1994. Recipients are honoured for their leadership, exemplary teaching practices and their commitment to help the next generation gain the knowledge and skills they need for future success in a world inspired by ideas and driven by innovation. For more information about the awards, visit the award website.  

This initiative links directly to the SCDSB’s Strategic Priorities in the area of excellence in teaching and learning.  

Information: 
Sarah Kekewich, Manager of Communications 
705-734-6363 x11328 or skekewich@scdsb.on.ca