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    Year: 2002 – Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Certificate of Achievement Recipients

    Lucy Warren

    School: Coaker Academy
    PO Box 130
    Summerford, Newfoundland and Labrador  A0G 4E0

    Principal: Lloyd Burt
    School Telephone: 709-629-3241
    School Fax: 709-629-7447
    School Website: www.coaker.k12.nf.ca/
    Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 9-12, English, art

    Teaching Approach:

    • To be taught and learned, literature must be experienced.
    • Explore and utilize the most effective teaching and learning strategies available in order to connect with students and make their learning meaningful.
    • Every student can learn and every student has talents and interests.

    Outstanding Achievements:

    Starts every school year with fresh new ideas and plans, brings knowledge and insight to students with interesting multimedia projects, educational field trips and author visits. In the course of a novel study, students create detailed and accurate murals, dioramas, poetry and songs, photo essays and diaries of characters, showing both their understanding and appreciation of the material. To develop and refine their writing skills, students submit letters to the editor to local newspaper.

    Integrates information technology applications, computer skills and enhanced learning into the classroom with numerous SchoolNet GrassRoots projects. Students learn web page design and research skills while developing the school website. English classes participate in several Communities.ca and Generations CanConnect projects.

    As a result of Warren's passion and enthusiasm for teaching, her innovative teaching strategies and her genuine concern for her students, students achieved the highest average marks in the school district on the provincial exams. Students continue to excel in post-secondary education.

    Warren is a key member of the district implementation team for the new high school language arts program and shares her expertise at district and provincial teacher workshops

    Rave Reviews:

    "She has a vibrant passion for her job and it showed in the enthusiasm that she brought to class every day." Former student

    "Her impact will far outlast her teaching career." School board official