We are thrilled and proud to announce that our very own Marjorie Carter was named 2015 Women of Distinction - Educator at the YWCA gala on May 28, 2015 at the Expo Center. The Women of Distinction are nationally recognized as one of Canada's most prestigious awards for women. Several students, friends and family members also attended the gala to show their support. See the full story here: www.ywcaofedmontonwomenofdistinction.org
"Marjorie Carter is a dedicated, patient, funny and supportive teacher in the Nellie McClung Program at Oliver School. She provides the momentum and environment for every student to realize their potential. She makes her students wonder, laugh, question, criticize, play, connect, take risks, write, read and show their work. They leave her classroom more curious, more courageous and with more understanding. She makes a positive difference in every person she encounters and her students love her for it.
She works tirelessly mentoring, educating, volunteering and training while staying current with professional teaching practices.
Marjorie has taught every grade from kindergarten to second year university and spent 11 years working with Aboriginal communities before joining EPSB. Marjorie and her husband have four adopted special needs children. Marjorie advocates for adoption and has presented at FASD conferences and through the media."