Community Living Manitoba makes 2 awards.
The Canadian Association for Community Living acknowledge inclusive education leadership across the country with certificates of recognition awarded during inclusive education week. This year in Manitoba, when the call was put out for nominees, two candidates were nominated.
These two leaders work as school principals and provide wonderful examples of the qualities that create a welcoming atmosphere, not just for students who have special needs, but for all students, teachers, educational assistants, support workers and parents with whom they work.
Elaine Lochhead has received many awards for her work as a principal of Ste Anne Collegiate in the Seine River School Division and for her leadership of the Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children. She is inspirational and has boundless energy and enthusiasm for her vocation.
Pam Ball, the principal of Robertson School in Winnipeg School Division, believes in providing information and support to those around her so that they too can become the leaders of the inclusive education movement in her school. She is February’s principal of the month on the national inclusive education website and her story provides a blueprint for how to promote change in a positive and forthright manner.
Congratulations to both Elaine Lochhead and Pam Ball for receiving this national recognition from CACL.