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1 Award Winners Chuck Merilees Paulette Losier Iain Millar Jane Fullerton-Kelly Ben Fagan Carol Gray Jan Langelier

2 AAESQ Outstanding Achievement Award The Outstanding Achievement Award shall be granted to a member of AAESQ who, due to a particular outstanding achievement, has clearly demonstrated exemplary leadership in education. The award may be granted at any time during a member’s career and the emphasis is on quality of achievement recipients of the Outstanding Achievement Award Iain Millar Jane Fullerton-Kelly

3 Jane Fullerton-Kelly, Principal, St Lawrence Academy, Lester B Pearson Background Teacher at Barclay School & Woodland School 36 years in education: PSBGM & Lester B. Pearson School Boards School Administrator at Riverview, Woodland, Courtland Park, Westpark and Saint Lawrence Academy Very involved in Professional activities & the community, namely MASA, Literacy workshops and Terry Fox run

4 Jane Fullerton-Kelly, Principal, St Lawrence Academy, Lester B Pearson Deserving of this award for her work at St Lawrence Academy: Accomplishments Jane’s expertise in meeting the needs of the students with special needs Noted for her mentoring skills & leadership qualities Special programs for students Establishment of the summer literacy camp in Lasalle whose goal is to provide a learning and fun approach to literacy Has earned the respect and admiration from all who have worked with her Always found time to volunteer on a variety of Board committees Personal Philosophy A commitment to students, staff and parents is paramount

5 AAESQ applauds Jane Fullerton-Kelly, truly an innovative recipient Jane Fullerton-Kelly, Principal, St Lawrence Academy, Lester B Pearson Q. Why education? A. I followed in the footsteps of my late grandfather, who was first a teacher and later a school principal with the Montreal School Board Some insights Q. Most notable achievement? A. The programs I have helped establish to support students in need – be it academically, emotionally or physiologically. Q. Greatest lesson learned? A. You need to have great balance – to satisfy the demands of both your professional and personal life Q. Most memorable event? A. The moments when a former student, parent or colleague tells me that I have positively affected their life.

6 Iain Millar, Retired Centre Director, New Frontiers School Board Background 1977 – 1998 Consultant, Adult & Vocational Education 1988 – 1998 Centre Director Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre Centre Director Nova Career Centre – New Frontiers School Board 1975 – 1977 Consultant, Community Education (Cornwall, Ontario) 1973 – 1975 Group Leader & Coordinator, Malaysia & The Gambia Programmes, Canada’s World Youth

7 Accomplishments Founding member of the Quebec Literacy Working Group (QLWG) Helped to establish the first free standing adult centre in the English language sector at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre At the Nova Career Centre Iain helped in the expansion of a three-phase project that resulted in a state of the art facility for adult & vocational education He developed innovative & collaborative projects with the First Nations communities Iain Millar, Retired Centre Director, New Frontiers School Board Also took on a mentoring role with staff to help in the succession plans of the Board

8 AAESQ applauds Iain Millar, truly an ambassador of the people Iain Millar, Retired Centre Director, New Frontiers School Board Q. Why education? A.My interest in alternative learning led me to the then emerging field of continuing education for setting up community education programs Q. Most notable achievement event? A. Involvement with 4 building expansion projects most notably the Nova Career Centre. Q. Greatest lesson learned? A. MWBA – Management by Walking Around. I also unabashedly emulated outstanding educational practices from leaders such as Keith Fitzpatrick & Wayne Goldthorp Q. Most memorable event? A.Jane Elliott “Blue eyes/Brown eyes” taught us at the Nova Career Centre about race & cultural sensitivity and I in turn introduced her to poutine Some insights

9 Charles Merilees recipients of the Distinguished Service Award The AAESQ Distinguished Service Award The AAESQ Distinguished Service Award is granted to a member who has made an outstanding contribution to education. The emphasis is on quality of service, performance above and beyond the usual responsibilities Paulette Losier Ben Fagan

10 Charles Merilees, Retired Administrator, Lester B. Pearson School Board Administrator – Principal at John Rennie, Lindsay Place, St Paul and St. Thomas High Schools President of PASA, Executive member & Board member of AAESQ Teacher at John Rennie High School Background Chairperson of many L.B.P.S.B. Policy Committees

11 Charles Merilees, Retired Administrator, Lester B. Pearson School Board A unique ability to create a team atmosphere Accomplishments Representative to the Central Parity & Education Committee Facilitated the smooth transition of several school mergers Participated in the creation of L.B.P.S.B. Safe & Caring Schools Policy Personal Philosophy Always committed to helping students succeed. His greatest strength is his calm & reassuring manner Fix the problem rather than fix the blame Always willing to listen, work collaboratively and to seek out the opinion of others

12 AAESQ applauds Charles Merilees, truly a changed man Charles Merilees, Retired Administrator, Lester B. Pearson School Board Q. Why education? A. Sports and boys’ clubs were a huge part of my early life, which led to counseling and coaching. I really enjoyed working with young people Some insights Q. Most notable achievement? A. No matter the situation I have always remained true to my principles and core values Q. Greatest lesson learned? A. Humility. Every school and board office allowed me to work with some brilliant educators from whom I learned a great deal

13 Paulette Losier, Retired Administrator, Eastern Townships School Board Great fundraiser for student trips Background Always willing to serve on committees Workshop leader, guest speaker & writer Teacher 43 years in the educational field as a: Consultant in language arts & evaluation School administrator – Sherbrooke Elementary Department Head – Alexander Galt High School

14 Supported NANS schools at Eastern Townships Paulette Losier, Retired Administrator, Eastern Townships School Board Helped to set up ALPS Program to address the requirements of special needs students Led the S.T.A.R.T. program (Student Target Acheivement & Results Team) a great mentorship program Accomplishments Set up the Eastern Townships Language Arts Festival – which promoted different facets of literacy. Allowed students, teachers & parents to interact with renowned authors & illustrators Paulette’s Philosophy “It’s all about relationships…People that you connect with that motivate you to continue…That and marry the right man, someone who is supportive and can pick up the slack”

15 AAESQ applauds Paulette Losier, truly a resourceful recipient Paulette Losier, Retired Administrator, Eastern Townships School Board Q. Why education? A. I wanted a profession where I could make a difference – I’ve never regretted the decision Some insights Q. Most notable achievement? A. Forging enduring ties with many colleagues, growing professionally together and exploring avenues that helped them see potential where once they saw only challenges Q. Most memorable moment? A.Fixing an overflowing toilet that became the bonding experience between myself and my staff Q. Greatest lesson learned? A. It’s much more fun to channel energy into thriving rather than just managing and surviving

16 Ben Fagan, Centre Director, English Montreal School Board Background Teacher & Principal at Philip E Layton School for Blind & Handicapped students Teacher at Shawbridge Youth Centre for troubled teens 34 years in education including: Principal at Mackay School Learned sign language to better communicate with students Centre Director at the High School of Montreal

17 Ben Fagan, Centre Director, English Montreal School Board Accomplishments A lifelong career dedicated to the education of youth in difficulties, physically disabled, blind & hearing impaired children and to the education of students in the adult sector His contributions to the community are impressive: Board of Directors of Propulsion (a residence for 15 disabled adults) & Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre. Currently on the Board of the Canadian Research & Deafness Institute and President of the Board of Habitations Tango which houses disabled adults in N.D.G. Leadership skills and vision brought new technologies into his schools/centre and provided state of the art tools to staff and students

18 AAESQ applauds Ben Fagan, truly sexy and he knows it Ben Fagan, Centre Director, English Montreal School Board Q. Greatest lesson learned A. There are many ways to get to the same place – be a good listener Q. Why education? A. Watching youths at Shawbridge Youth Centre repeatedly fail to thrive in the system; so myself and several others started up the downtown campus of Shawbridge (known today as Mountainview) Some insights Q. Most notable achievement? A. The ability to support disabled children and their parents through tumultuous times. Am appreciative of the great support of many and in particular Tony Lacroce Q. Most memorable moment? A. Teaching a terrified, blind 14 year old student to swim and seeing him compete in Defi Sportif by years end

19 The Honourary Life Membership award is given to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to AAESQ. The recipient must have served on the Executive, the Board of Directors or one or more of AAESQ’s committees over an extended period of time Recipient of the AAESQ Honourary Life Membership Award Carol Gray, Retired Sector Director Lester B. Pearson School Board AAESQ Honourary Life Membership Award Jan Langelier, Retired Administrator Lester B. Pearson School Board

20 Carol Gray, Retired Sector Director, Lester B Pearson School Board Teacher at John Caboto & St Edmund Sector Director, L.B.P.S.B. 35 years in the educational field: School administrator at St Paul, St Thomas, St Edmund, Bishop-Whelan and Lakeside Academy Background Department Head, Special Education at St Pius X, Pierrefonds Comprehensive Involved in numerous professional associations & committees

21 Her involvement in numerous professional associations is a testimony to her dedication to her profession Carol Gray, Retired Sector Director, Lester B Pearson School Board President of AAESQ, 2005 as well as Executive member for several years President of CASA (Canadian Association of School Administrators) & member of NAESP Co-chair, AAESQ/QESBA Spring Conferences Served at both the local & provincial levels of her association Service to her Associations PASA Executive member & Board of Directors as well as PRC & PDC representative

22 AAESQ applauds Carol Gray, truly the energizer bunny Carol Gray, Retired Sector Director, Lester B Pearson School Board Q. Why education? A.I love learning and have been inspired by great teachers who not only taught “book knowledge” but challenged me to better myself through action Some insights Q. Most notable achievement event? A.The relationships that I’ve developed and maintained throughout my career. My active participation in my professional associations at all levels. Outside of my work, being a parent is my greatest source of pride Q. Greatest lesson learned? A. Always champion the child by validating his experiences and guiding him to self-fulfillment Q. Most memorable event? A.Being recognized by my colleagues for a number of awards, especially the CASA EXL Award as Canadian Superintendent of the Year

23 Jan Langelier, Retired Administrator, Lester B Pearson School Board School Administrator at PCHS and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Teacher at both elementary and secondary schools in Physical Education, FSL, French Immersion and Sciences Background Jan was local union President for Lakeshore Teachers & President of PAPT/QPAT

24 Jan Langelier, Retired Administrator, Lester B Pearson School Board While serving at both the local and provincial levels, Jan demonstrated leadership skills and a passion for her association. AAESQ Executive, AAESQ Board of Directors, President of PASA, Service to her Associations

25 AAESQ applauds Jan Langelier, truly an inspiring recipient Jan Langelier, Retired Administrator, Lester B Pearson School Board Q. Why education? A.At a young age I was attracted to the worlds of teaching and learning. Some insights Q. Most notable achievement event? A.Children and their learning are challenging puzzles. Teachers play a pivotal role in the solution to the puzzles Q. Greatest lesson learned? A. A sense of fulfillment and the desire to solve problems Q. Most memorable event? A.Proud to be able to contribute to the solutions of the puzzles and to creating new puzzles of my own.

26 Jane Fullerton-Kelly Outstanding Achievement Award Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way. George Evans

27 Iain Millar Outstanding Achievement Award 'Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail'. Ralph Waldo Emerson

28 Charles Merilees Distinguished Service Award 'If there is a way to do it better... find it!' Thomas Edison

29 Bernard Fagan Distinguished Service Award You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need” The Rolling Stones

30 Paulette Losier Distinguished Service Award 'Nothing was ever achieved without enthusiasm.' Ralph Waldo Emerson

31 Carol Gray Honourary Life Membership 'Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.' Anonymous

32 Jan Langelier Honourary Life Membership Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars. Les Brown

33 AAESQ AWARDS LUNCHEON Today AAESQ honours: Jane Fullerton-Kelly Iain Millar Charles Merilees Paulette Losier Bernard Fagan Carol Gray Jan Langelier Congratulations to all recipients


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