Sam Scott

Year: 2010-2011 – Province: Ontario

Certificate of Achievement Recipient

Ursula Franklin Academy
146 Glendonwyne Road
Toronto, ON M6P 3E3

Principal: Tito Faria
School Tel.: 416-393-0430
School Fax: 416-393-0970
School Email: ursulafranklinacademy@tdsb.o n.ca

Subjects and grades taught: Grade 11 and 12 Computer Science, grade 12 University Math

Teaching approach

The move from Facebook and email, to computer programming and robotics is a natural step when Sam Scott is showing the way. An open-door policy, a nurturing learning environment and real-life examples make Dr.Scott’s computer classes not only easy to follow, but so interesting and enriching that some students take them twice!

Outstanding Achievements

  • Dr. Scott has played a key role in administering VUFA, or the Virtual Ursula Franklin Academy, a server unique to the school. Each student, parent and teacher has an account and can access conferences, virtual discussion boards and organizational tools. Students can organize project groups or initiatives, and announcements can be distributed to the entire student body.
  • Dr. Scott runs the school’s Robotics Team, which is open and accessible to all students. He makes sure that they can focus on the larger design concepts, rather than the technical programming and keeps the lab open after school.
  • He also co-leads the Student Council, the Reach for the Top Team, the Stage Crew and the Competitive Programming Team.

Rave Reviews

"[My daughter] comes home genuinely excited to do her computer science homework! (…) The assignments have real world applications which allow her to see the work as relevant in her present life and potentially in her future interactions. (…) Dr. Scott’s] excellence in education has created an excitement for school I have rarely seen in my daughter."

Parent

"Sam Scott is more than simply a truly outstanding educator, but a genuinely exceptional individual in his contributions to his academic and social community. This is true to such an extent that he makes a lasting impression on any student lucky enough to have him as a teacher, supervisor, or even just to see in the hallways."

Student