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Sandra Starratt wins Women of Excellence Award 33 Spectacle Lake Drive Dartmouth NS. B3B 1X7 902.464.2000 7 Congratulations to Halifax Wests Sandra Starratt Ms. Starratt received a Progress Women of Excellence Award in the Education and Research category on November 18. Ms. Starratt is the Department Head for Languages and Social Studies as well as Student Government Advisor. In this role she oversees 19 committees that fundraise 50-100K annually for various organizations. Ms. Starratt encourages kindness and giving in young leaders and recently was a lead organizer of a five-day national student leadership conference in Halifax this fall. Bravo Teachers Make a Difference Congratulations to Kelly Barteaux English Department Head teacher at Auburn Drive High School and Janice Gavin an APSEA teacher working with deaf and hard of hearing students in the HRSB. Both are being recognized by the NSTU as teachers who make a difference We agree Recipients receive a 300 donation for their school breakfast or library program. From November 9 to 30 a series of 15-second video spots featuring student testimonials and announcing the winners will run on TV programming. Special thanks to students at Southdale North Woodside School Eric Graves Junior High and J.L. Ilsley High who helped demonstrate how teachers make a difference in video. Four Grade 6 students from Shatford Memorial Elementary School and their teacher Jessica Ledroit recently placed first in the Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics STEAM Olympics at Saint Marys University. Congratulations Faces of the HRSB Congratulations to Prince Andrew High School Principal Greg MacKinnon who recently received the Dr. Samuel R. Laycock Memorial Award from the Canadian Home School Federation. Charla Dorrington and David Smith are former members of the SAC who nominated Mr. MacKinnon. They are also on the NS Home and School Executive. Well done Mr. MacKinnon Shatford STEAM Champions PA Principal Recognized by Canadian Home School Federation