New Brunswick teacher receives Prime Minister's Award
Hon. Serge RousselleEducation and Early Childhood Development
17 May 2016
I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to a New Brunswick teacher from Riverview High School, Armand Doucet, who is one of 10 recipients of the prestigious Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence.
Mr. Doucet received his award last week in Ottawa in a presentation led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, for his work at Riverview Middle School.
At Riverview Middle School, Mr. Doucet was a physical education teacher for grades 6 to 8. He is well known for leading a school-wide literacy initiative where Riverview Middle School was transformed into Hogwarts, in keeping with its Harry Potter Theme. Furthermore, in an initiative to get families active, he ran nearly 1,000 km in one month. He helped rebuild a classroom damaged by water and vandalism to construct brainstorming centres with repurposed desktops on which students can write with dry erase markers during group work.
The Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence honour exceptional elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines. Recipients like Mr. Doucet are honoured for their remarkable achievements in education and for their commitment to preparing their students for a digital and innovation-based economy.
I invite all the members of this house to join me in expressing our most sincere congratulations to Mr. Doucet. He has made our entire province very proud. He is both a model and an inspiration for his peers.