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    Year: 2001 – Province: British Columbia

    Certificate of Achievement Recipients

    Angelika Hedley

    School: Burnsview Junior Secondary School
    7658-112 Street
    Delta, British Columbia  V4C 4V8

    Principal: Alex Watson
    School Telephone: 604-594-0491
    School Fax: 604-594-6352
    Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 8 to 10, all subjects for students with learning disabilities

    Teaching Approach:

    • Students are the captain of their fate and the master of their soul. Even those with severe learning disabilities can be empowered to lead themselves and achieve successful lives.
    • If students are to be independent lifelong learners, it is of utmost importance that they understand their personal learning styles and difficulties and know effective strategies to manage them.

    Outstanding Achievements:

    Designed and manages a successful dynamic program for students with severe learning disabilities and significant delays in social-emotional development. Ms. Hedley develops an individual education plan for each student tailored to their specific difficulties, designed to encourage students to excel, and provides a dizzying array of learning centres, specialized activities, teaching strategies, software applications, study guides, behaviour self-assessment routines, and more.

    Students succeed beyond expectations.

    • All students showed significant improvement in reading ability; some reading scores improved by 500 to 1000 percent.
    • Since joining her class, more than 90 percent of students now attend class regularly.
    • There is a100 percent retention rate in the class, despite the fact that it is not mandatory for these students.

    Rave Reviews:

    She is a member of a rare breed, a gifted and creative teacher, who models for and imbues her students with a high level of commitment, a sound work ethic and a very healthy sense of self-criticism as well as a strong sense of self worth. Fellow teacher

    To see Angelika manage a classroom of students engaged in a variety of tasks is to see a consummate professional in action. Colleague

    To me, you are the saint of the school system and an awesome teacher. The help you have given me has saved me. Student