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Year: 1997 – Province: Ontario
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
Penny McLeod has spent 25 years watching good and bad ideas for teaching chemistry come and go and has unfailingly found the better ones. She has spent her entire career sorting out the methods that work, and her students at Thornhill Secondary School in Thornhill are the big benefactors. They get to take advantage of a wide variety of options, from working with industry and science professionals to taking part in special programs for girls. Ms. McLeod has shown that she can help students from a wide range of backgrounds: she is able to help gifted students excel and is also commended by her colleagues for her determination to see weaker students succeed. All the while, she continues to experiment with new ideas, having recently brought integrated curriculum and new technology to her teaching.