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Year: 1993 – Province: Alberta
Jean Hetherington is a grade 5/6 teacher at York School in Edmonton. Ms. Hetherington has developed several science units which have resulted in student achievement well above the district norms, and has introduced students to the real world of science outside the classroom through mentorship programs. For example, a doctor at the University of Alberta Hospital recently mentored two students, teaching them about DNA fingerprinting. This experience fit in perfectly with Ms. Hetherington's unit on chromatography which looks at crime lab science. Ms. Hetherington's projects and teaching strategies have been highlighted in a video for Edmonton public schools and featured in television productions by the Alberta ACCESS Education Network.