NOMINEE for March’s Future Goals MOST VALUABLE TEACHER PRESENTED BY SAP – Ms. Garel (St. Francis Xavier CES)

NOMINEE for March’s Future Goals MOST VALUABLE TEACHER PRESENTED BY SAP – Ms. Garel (St. Francis Xavier CES)

We wish to call on everyone in the York Catholic District School Board community to support Leilani Garel, a teacher at St. Francis Xavier CES in Markham, as she vies for the NHL/NHLPA’s Future Goals Most Valuable Teacher Award! 

Ms. Garel is one of only 20 teachers selected for this honour in North America and the only teacher nominated in Ontario. 

The teacher with the most votes throughout the month will win an NHL Club jersey and a $10,000 donation towards Environmental Sustainability Resources for their school.   

Students and parents can visit and vote once a day, everyday until March 31st, for Ms. Garel. 

This is the fifth year for the NHL & NHLPA Future Goals Most Valuable Teacher Program presented by SAP. Over three months (January, February and March), 60 dynamic teachers will be nominated, with just twenty being highlighted monthly. The three winners from each of the three-month competitions will then be entered into a finalist vote, which will take place in May. The grand prize winner, announced in May, will receive an additional $20,000 for an Environmental Sustainability grant for their school.

Teachers are one of the most important influences in a child’s life. Dedicated and hard-working educators impart knowledge, encourage character-building opportunities, and teach values that shape responsible global citizens. Through this competition, the NHL, NHLPA, and SAP aim to acknowledge and salute teachers for their vital role in children’s lives and their communities.

Future Goals Hockey Scholar is a free online program that uses hockey to teach STEM concepts, inspiring boys and girls to develop their STEM-based skills in a fun and engaging way. 

Nearly 4 million students at more than 22,100 schools have received 7.58 million hours of learning through Future Goals since 2014.

We hope you will join us in congratulating Ms. Garel and supporting her by voting for her online.  

Good luck, Ms. Garel!