We are thrilled to announce that Jodi Guy, an Indigenous youth care worker at École Phoenix Middle School, has been named as a finalist in this year’s Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education in the Outstanding School Support category.
Upon hearing the new Greg Johnson, district principal of Indigenous Education, commended Jodi as being extremely deserving of this recognition.
“Jodi is one of the most compassionate and dedicated staff that I have had the privilege of working with. She provides immeasurable levels of support to the over 190 Indigenous students that attend Phoenix, and their families. Jodi ensures that all students and staff are involved in learning about Indigenous history, values, heritage and culture, and their responsibility for achieving the goals of the district’s Indigenous Education Agreement. She does an excellent job of establishing relationships with a variety of Indigenous elders, artists and families and works tirelessly to ensure the success of Indigenous students. The district is richer with Jodi working with the students and adults at École Phoenix.”
The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education recognize the contributions of public, independent and First Nations school system teachers, principals, vice-principals, school and district leaders, and support staff who go above and beyond to make life better for K-12 students in BC.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Government House in Victoria on October 4, the day before World Teachers’ Day.