When our educators inspire, they instill a life-long love of learning in our students and equip them with the tools to achieve great things. Read our stories to learn more about the critical role Ontario's educators play in our student's lives.
When my children started school, I became a parent volunteer at their school. There were so many things I didn’t know about what really happens in our schools. Teachers, Educational Assistants, Secretaries and Caretakers work very hard everyday always putting kids first. They use their own time to make sure the children get what they need.
From the time my grandson entered school at age 4, he fell in love with education, which was primarily due to his teacher. She saw his potential and gave him every encouragement. He has since earned his Bachelor’s degree, his Master’s degree and I am so very proud that he will get his Ph.D. There have been other excellent teachers involved in his path to this achievement who fostered his intellect and dedication.
My high school English teacher, Ken Carter, believed that the more we read, the better we wrote and the more we wrote, the more confident we would be in our abilities to express our true selves. He never lowered his standards and made us believe that our potential to improve was something inside of us that we controlled. I believe that so much of my adult success was because of the self-confidence I learned from Mr. Carter