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Math facilitator receives award of excellence

Limestone Learning Foundation
Math facilitator receives award of excellence
Posted on 09/11/2018
Image of Kathleen Goslin Hendry Limestone District School Board Math Facilitator Kathleen Goslin Hendry is the 2018 recipient of the Queen’s University Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award.

The Teaching Excellence Award is given annually to a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding, teaching, creates innovative learning environments, and supports student success. Recipients support the Faculty’s mission to develop progressive, ethical, competent, and thoughtful leaders in education.

Ms. Goslin Hendry was recently a term adjunct professor for the Intermediate and Senior Math Curriculum Course.

In a congratulatory letter, Rebecca Luce-Kapler, Dean of the Faculty of Education, said that support for Ms. Goslin Hendry’s nomination clearly indicates she is a dedicated, engaging teacher and a worthy candidate for the award. “The committee acknowledged the quality of your teaching over the year and were impressed with the quality of the application that contained submissions from other instructors,” wrote Luce-Kapler. “The committee commented on the positive impact you have had on your students.”

The award criteria also recognizes excellence in teaching practice, innovation in teaching and learning, and building a learning community – all characteristics that Ms. Goslin Hendry embodies not only in her teaching at the Faculty of Education but in her daily work with students and fellow educators in Limestone.

LDSB Superintendent of Education Jessica Silver said Ms. Goslin Hendry is a reflective educator with strong interpersonal skills, curriculum and pedagogical knowledge which allows her to work collaboratively with colleagues as a co-learner, and to support the learning of others. “Kathleen has a very creative mind, and a great sense of humour. Her ‘judgement-free’ approach allows for strong relationships to be built with the educators with whom she works.”

As a math facilitator, Ms. Goslin Hendry is responsible for co-planning, co-teaching and co-reflecting with educators in their classrooms around their student work and learning needs. This summer, she coordinated the new Count-on-Me summer program for students entering Grades 4-6 with a goal to develop numeracy and coding skills in an engaging environment.

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.