The Grande Prairie Public School Division is proud to announce that Laura Noel, teacher from Parkside Montessori, has been awarded the prestigious 2024 Prime Minister's Certificate of Teaching Excellence. This award recognizes Laura's exceptional ability to inspire and empower young learners through creative and empathetic teaching methods.

Miss Laura is a dedicated and innovative teacher known for her multi-sensory learning opportunities that encourage students to explore their curiosity and engage deeply with their studies and community. Her initiatives, such as the "grand-buddies" program with a local seniors' home and the "kindness ninjas" project, foster a sense of community and empathy among her students, demonstrating the profound impact of her teaching philosophy.

The awards celebrate excellence in various categories, including Teaching Excellence, Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and Excellence in Early Childhood Education.

This year holds special significance as the 30th anniversary of the Prime Minister’s Awards.

Information provided by the Grande Prairie Public School Division