Erik McConnell Inclusive Education Award

February 20, 2019 - Erik McConnell was a PSD70 kid, having completed his Kindergarten to Grade 12 education with stops at Millgrove, Woodhaven and Spruce Grove Composite High School. For those who knew Erik, he exuded a passion for the arts, especially music. When songwriting and drumming, Erik lived and thrived.

In PSD, Erik was blessed to have teachers who were shining examples of Inclusive Education before the phrase was even used in educational circles. They understood Erik's medical challenges and were determined to support the devotion he held for the arts.

Award Nominations

Do you know a great inclusive educator or an inclusive PSD support staff member? We invite anyone to nominate candidates for the following awards:

  • Inclusive Leadership and/or Teaching:  School, district, preschool leaders and administrators, classroom teachers, collaborative teaching partners, inclusive education leads, counselors etc.
  • Inclusion Support: Educational assistants, in-school support workers, bus drivers, secretaries etc.

The Erik McConnell Inclusive Education awards will be presented at our annual Milestones & Merits celebration. Nomination deadline is Monday, April 1, 2019.

To view the nomination criteria, visit the Erik McConnell Inclusive Education Awards page on our website.

What is Inclusive Education?

In Parkland School Division, everyone is accepted and experiences a sense of belonging. In full adherence to the Alberta Human Rights Act, all persons are equal in gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family or sexual orientation. In Parkland School Division, every student has meaningful contributions to make.

Click here to nominate.

For more information contact:
Leah Andrews
Director, Learning Services
Phone: 780-963-8421