At a school assembly in May, Janey Lee, a Kindergarten teacher at Thunderbird Elementary was honoured by her school and Vancouver-East MP, the Hon. Libby Davies, for winning the 2013 Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence.
"I was incredibly humbled and honoured to be a part of the group of teachers who went to Ottawa and were recognized with the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence," says Lee. "It was the most amazing and inspiring experience. I loved learning about some of the innovative and creative things other teachers across Canada are doing in their classrooms."
Lee earned her recognition by literally "digging deep" for her students at Thunderbird-creating worm farms, organic vegetable gardens and up-close investigative opportunities.
The theme of the awards assembly at Thunderbird was School Superstars, and many students and teachers who have worked hard to better themselves, their school and community were acknowledged.
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