Educator Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education



    WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Character Education
Partnership (CEP) awarded Ontario's leading character educator, Dr. Avis
Glaze, with the Sanford N. McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement in
Character Education.  Dr. Glaze is noted for transforming Ontario's
educational approach to the teaching of character education, which has
impacted students throughout Canada.
    
    (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081021/DC40630 )

    
    "Dr. Glaze serves as an inspiration to us all," said Joe Mazzola,
executive director of CEP.  "Her leadership refocused Ontario and now Canada
on the importance of character education. She is truly a champion of
intentional character education and positive transformation in all schools."
    

    
    She was honored Friday at an award ceremony at CEP's National Forum on
Character Education where more than 800 educators met to learn best practices,
share research, and celebrate excellence. [See http://www.character.org.]
    

    
    Glaze has spent over 40 years in the field of education. She began her
career as a secondary school teacher in 1967 and has taught at various
Canadian schools and universities. She worked for various school boards as an
assistant superintendent, superintendent, and was Associate Director of
Education in York Regional District, and Director of Education in Kawartha
Pine Ridge School Board in Peterborough, Ontario.
    

    
    In 2004, The Ontario Ministry of Education asked Dr. Glaze to serve as
Ontario's first Chief Student Achievement Officer to fulfill the government's
promise of realizing significant improvement in student achievement in all
schools.  She was so successful that in 2008 Glaze was asked to serve as
Ontario's Education Commissioner and Senior Advisor to the Minister of
Education.
    

    
    Since 1991 Avis has received 28 awards including The Order of Ontario
given to individuals who have enriched the lives of others by attaining the
highest standards of achievement in their respective fields; the African
Canadian Achievement Award - in recognition of outstanding contribution to
education and youth of African Heritage; and Outstanding Educator of the Year
from Phi Delta Kappa.
    

    
    In addition, Glaze has written, co-authored or edited more than 20
articles including "Finding Common Ground: Character Development in Ontario
Schools."
    

    
    The Sanford N. McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement is named for
CEP's Chairman Emeritus, who co-founded CEP. CEP's mission is leading the
nation in helping schools develop people of good character for a just and
compassionate society. The "Sandy" award is sponsored by Learning for Life and
Utopia Residential Cruise Lines.
    




    




For further information:

For further information: Rebecca Sipos of the Character Education
Partnership, +1-202-296-7743, rsipos@character.org Web Site:
http://www.character.org

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