Toronto, Ontario – March 30, 2012 – Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning has awarded the 2012 Greatest High School Teacher to:
Award winning teacher:
Father Henry Carr Secondary School, Toronto, ON
Nominated by: Vanessa Colucci, Humber Public Relations diploma student
St. Paul Secondary School, Trenton, ON
Nominated by: Scott Lockwood, Humber Funeral Services diploma student
King City Secondary School, King City, ON
Nominated by: Shayne Maglay, Humber Film and Television diploma student
To participate in the competition, Humber students were asked to write and submit an essay nominating a teacher who influenced them and made positive changes in their lives. A panel of judges selected the winning entries.
Bottos, Brisbois and Hoffer were recognized in a ceremony at Humber. As part of the honour, the college will award tuition for one year to one student from each of the high schools who attend Humber beginning in Fall 2012.
“Humber is dedicated to excellence in teaching and this is our way of showing our appreciation to those teachers,” says Peter Madott, associate dean, The Business School.
The winning essays this year were especially moving. Colucci, Lockwood and Maglay nominated their respective teachers because each helped the students to succeed in reaching their postsecondary aspirations. "It's safe to say that I would not be at Humber without Mrs. Hoffer’s support," said Maglay.
Greatest High School Teacher Quotes:
“What inspires me is the eureka moment. It means what I did behind the scenes was worth it.” Steve Bottos
“Every day I realize the tremendous responsibility and privilege to have an impact on students.” John Brisbois
“We want students to become better people and hope that they see in themselves more than they saw before.” Mita Hoffer
About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves more than 22,000 full-time students and 56,000 continuing education registrants. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path. Our 150 full-time programs include four-year bachelor’s degrees, two and three-year diplomas, one and two-year certificates, and apprenticeship training. As a founding member of Polytechnics Canada, Humber offers students the opportunity to participate in applied research projects that find solutions for issues confronting small and medium-sized enterprises. Humber is one of 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges as identified by the League for Innovation, and the League’s only Canadian board member. More than four out of five Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.
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