Archived—Sally Stubbs

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    Year: 2003 – Province: British Columbia

    Certificate of Achievement Recipients

    School: University Hill Secondary School
    2896 Acadia Road
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1S2

    Principal: Jill Philipchuk
    School Telephone: 604-713-8258
    School Fax: 604-713-8257
    School Website:
    Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 8-12/performing arts, drama, theatre company, drama leadership

    Teaching Approach:

    Educators need to set high expectations, generate passion, discipline and excellence, while helping to develop life-enhancing skills.

    Outstanding Achievements:

    Ms. Stubbs created a performing arts program that welcomes, encourages, and nurtures all young people, fostering a strong and abiding sense of self-worth, community and ownership. She creates diverse and exciting opportunities which take the students beyond the school and into the community. She encourages, creates and legitimizes opportunities for students wishing to pursue studies and/or work in the performing arts when they graduate.

    She also implemented many large-scale projects that draw on student interests and strengths and integrate various disciplines. She initiated the Myth-Takes project, based on Mythology and myths pertaining to racial stereotyping.

    Ms. Stubbs acted as project coordinator for the Will Power project, which placed University Hill students in a mentorship role with elementary students producing their own Shakespeare festival. She is currently working with the Playwrights' Theatre Centre to develop and organize Writers' Block H, a course for Vancouver student playwrights in grade twelve.

    In Praise Of:

    "Sally Stubbs has contributed to the life of my child and many like her in a profound and remarkable journey called education." - Parent

    "Sally is forthright yet always diplomatic. She is thoughtful and intense. She has an infectious laugh and sense of humour that will always see her through the good times and the bad times." - Principal