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June 17 - Facebook Post
SJC would like to recognize the CTR Master Teacher Award Winner for 2021- Mrs. Micheal Wiens. Mrs. Wiens’ commitment to being the exemplar of an excellent teacher is outstanding. Whether in her Physical Education classes, her role as Athletic Director and in planning athletics extracurricular activities, or her ability to develop strong relationships with her students and colleagues, she embodies all of the criteria of a Master Teacher. In her Physical Education classes, Mrs. Wiens works tirelessly to ensure that all outcomes of the curriculum are met even with online teaching and COVID restrictions in place. Her ability to be flexible and adaptable yet provide the structure necessary for student success helps develop students’ desires to maintain their physical wellness both in and outside of her classroom. She is also committed to working with our sister schools in the community to scaffold both curricular and extracurricular athletics programming and has developed relationships with colleagues across the division to share best practices in athletics. Furthermore, Mrs. Wiens spends an inordinate amount of time creating valid, comprehensive, and fair assessments for her students and gives of her own time because that is what is best for students. She encourages all students to participate in extracurricular sports; she is a champion for all students. As well, because she is thoroughly versed in the rules and regulations of the ASAA, she is willing to stand up against dissenting voices and opinions to ensure equality and fairness for all. Mrs. Wiens’ strongest quality is her ability to build and maintain strong relationships with her students and colleagues. She communicates effectively with administration, staff, and parents and has high expectations for herself and her students. Students often seek her out for academic and athletic advice; they respect and love her and will often stay in contact with her well beyond their graduating year. Because of her commitment of time and care, Mrs. Wiens helps make SJC an excellent school.
June 17 - Facebook Post
SJC would like to recognize the CTR Power of One Award Winner for 2021- Mr. Ricardo Camacho. The backbone of SJC, Ricardo infuses his work with joy. Despite working mostly behind the scenes, Ricardo’s efforts to maintain a healthy, safe, and clean work environment cannot go unnoticed. His strongest attribute is his ability to see where improvements can be made in the school. He communicates his ideas well and is a trusted liaison with the division’s Facilities department to get projects completed. COVID regulations have placed an extra workload on Ricardo and his team, but he has met these challenges with grace and positivity. He has worked tirelessly to become knowledgeable in all sanitizing and cleaning procedures, protocols, and products, and has strictly adhered to all the extra reporting requirements that have become necessary in this new climate. Furthermore, Ricardo leads his custodial staff with confidence and kindness, and has worked to build their capacities in their jobs. As well, Ricardo shoulders incredible responsibility for the maintenance of all the Catholic schools in Brooks and is always on call to attend to emergent issues on his personal time. His communication with administration is exemplary as he works to ensure that all stakeholders are aware of maintenance and emergency considerations. He makes himself available to all staff during the day to attend to their specific needs and is a patient teacher when relaying facilities information. He is a humble and respectful advocate for the needs of the school and takes pride in his profession. SJC is very blessed to have Ricardo as part of our school family and a very important member of our team. He is extremely deserving of this award.