Wilson wins teaching award


The accolades keep rolling in for the staff of Kincardine District Secondary School.

Carrie Wilson was selected by Queen's University to receive a 2014 Baillie Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching. The award, established by Chancellor Mr. Charles Baillie, enables graduating students at Queen's to honour high school educators who made a positive and formative influence setting them on a course of higher learning.

Wilson was nominated by Romana Neferu, a KDSS graduate who is graduating from Queen's with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Chemistry. Neferu will be starting studies in the Doctor of Medicine program at Western University (Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry) in September.

Wilson attended Neferu's convocation on June 5, where she was surprised to receive the award in person at Queen's.

"I would like to acknowledge Kincardine District Secondary School in supporting exceptional high school teachers who instill a love of learning and inspire students to strive for academic excellence," wrote Rita Coughlin, on behalf of Ann Tierney, Provost and Dean of Student Affairs at Queen's University.

Meanwhile, online voting continues for Canadian Family magazine's annual Teacher Awards. Shop teacher Bryan Derksen is one of 12 finalists for that prize, which comes with a $2,500 prize for the KDSS shop program.

- Josh Howald