Julie Carpentier is the Principal of Dollard-des-Ormeaux School located in Québec City. She has been in the field of education for twenty-eight years. She says, “Having an open mind and accepting new tasks has pushed me to learn different skills in a classroom and for the administrative positions entrusted to me by the Central Quebec School Board. Although experience and skills are essential to my work, trusting my colleagues, working as a team, and sharing leadership have most impacted student success.”
Sari Olishansky is a teacher and Academic Facilitator at Bialik High School. She has had the privilege of teaching at JPPS-Bialik for the past fourteen years. As part of her current role, she works with students in Secondary 1 and 2 on developing their executive function skills, including organization and study skills, through the SMARTS curriculum. Sari maintains, “Each student is unique and requires exposure to a variety of executive function skill strategies. This allows students an opportunity to understand how they learn best. I hope that by introducing these skills, I am helping students reflect on what strategies and tools work best for them. My ultimate goal is to help each student achieve his or her potential and to feel confident in their abilities. I absolutely love my job!”
Julie and Sari each received a one-hundred-dollar gift certificate from Indigo/Chapters as the LCEEQ Website prize winners for the months of October and November respectively. Winners are chosen at random from those logging into their LCEEQ account, so the more frequently you log in each month the better your chances. We would love to see your name on the winner’s list in the months ahead.