When visiting schools in our community of Fort Richmond, I have always been so impressed by the hard-working staff that I meet.
It’s no secret that teachers dedicate hours to their students in and out of the classroom; whether it be coaching school teams, supervising lunch clubs, volunteering for school events, prepping the next lesson, marking assignments, and so much more.
Their hard work doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves.
That’s why I was delighted to learn that Sheena Braun, principal of Ryerson Elementary School, has been named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals by The Learning Partnership.
This award is given to principals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership within their schools and community. Award winners are invited to a special gala to celebrate innovative educators, and are enrolled in a five-day executive leadership training program at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto.
Sheena has all the qualities of an outstanding principal. The Learning Partnership has commended her on delivering initiatives which have raised academic bars and closed gaps. She is a kind and nurturing educator, who is constantly looking for ways to improve opportunities for her students.
She is an inspiring role model to the young teachers she hires and is dedicated to providing them with the best employment experience possible. She has established strong partnerships within the Manitoba education community and even stronger relationships with Ryerson School parents. She has also created strong partnerships within the larger community, networking with community members and local agencies. Since arriving at Ryerson in 2008 Sheena has worked tirelessly to create an atmosphere within the school that is safe, respectful, inclusive and welcoming for everyone.
She has definitely succeeded.
Thank you, Sheena, for your leadership and immeasurable contributions to Fort Richmond families. You are truly outstanding!
If you’d like to get in touch with Kerri you may call her at 204-475-9433 or email her at Kerri.Irvin-Ross@YourManitoba.ca