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Year: 1998 – Province: Quebec
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
School: École l'Avenir
Principal: Jean-Pierre Leroux
School Website: www.csdeschenes.qc.ca/lavenir
Grades/Subjects Taught: Elementary, all subjects
- Combine strengths from a wide range of subjects, including language arts, music and computers.
- Get students involved in multiple projects using the Internet and building links with other schools around the world.
Created school web page and uses it as a basis for projects involving international students. To date, Ms. Ménard-Demanche's classes have worked with students from Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Italy, Spain, Scotland, Russia, England and Morocco.
For four years, her Grade 6 students have visited a studio to produce a recording of music with vocals and instruments.
Her skills with computers and their application to education are widely recognized. She has given several seminars on these subjects and was chosen by her school board to oversee the implementation of computers in six local schools. She also teaches computer skills to adults in night school.
Very active in local music scene. She is the director of a local orchestra and a choral group and regularly produces musical events for the community. She has also been a judge for several international music competitions.
"You are the first teacher to make my son want to go to school." Parent
"She is the image of an exemplary educator who always devotes herself completely to everything she undertakes. She is a symbol of harmony and mobilization, and her skills are widely acknowledged." School board official