Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to three Franco-Ontarian teachers

OTTAWA, June 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Three members of the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) have been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of their exceptional work. They were nominated for this honour by the Canadian Teachers' Federation, on the recommendation of their union, AEFO.

CTF President Paul Taillefer presented the medals to the recipients during a meeting of AEFO's Provincial Council on June 16th, in Ottawa.

Jacques Schryburt, AEFO General Secretary from 1974 to 1992, was also presented with a medal.

Jacques Grylls is a mathematics and music teacher at École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier in Sudbury. His dynamic approach and his commitment to his students contribute to their success. He is the founder and musical director of Groupe 17, a popular student musical group. Himself an actor and musician, Jacques has participated in productions by the Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario and in La Nuit sur l'Étang, an annual cultural event.

Carole Myre is a dramatic arts teacher and the artistic director of the Centre d'excellence artistique at École secondaire publique De LaSalle in Ottawa. She has gained recognition as an exceptional leader. She motivates students, staff and community members to tackle major artistic and leadership projects, both at school and in the community. She staged the mega Franco-Ontarian production L'écho d'un peuple.

Dominique Hutchinson teaches Music, Dramatic Arts, English and French at École secondaire Villa française des Jeunes in Elliot Lake. She works tirelessly to set a positive learning environment for her students, by conducting numerous activities such as theatre productions and musical shows throughout the year.

AEFO represents 10, 000 teachers and education workers in Ontario's French-language elementary and secondary schools, both Catholic and public, and workers in other French-language establishments.

SOURCE Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO)

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