Each year, the Alberta Teachers’ Association awards a gold medal to the student at each of the four faculties of education who attains the highest general proficiency in the final two years of a bachelor of education program. The awards are the Marie-Louise Brugeyroux Gold Medal (Faculté Saint-Jean), the Milton Ezra LaZerte Gold Medal (University of Alberta), the Clarence Sansom Gold Medal (University of Calgary) and the William Aberhart Gold Medal (University of Lethbridge). Awards are administered by the student awards office affiliated with each institution and are generally awarded at convocation ceremonies in the spring.
Featured here are the recipients of the Gold Medals in Education.
M.E. Lazerte Gold Medal in Education awarded to Caitlin Jane Barker, University of Alberta
I have always been inspired to learn by the exceptional teachers of this province, including my father. My passion for teaching began in junior high when I taught Sunday school students. Since then, I’ve found great satisfaction in engaging students in their learning and developing meaningful relationships with them. I am fortunate to have started my teaching career this past September at Millgrove School, in Spruce Grove, where I teach Grade 3. I was honoured to be this year’s Parkland School Division’s nominee for the Edwin Parr Award for first-year teachers. I have always been a proud supporter of the ATA and its advocacy for education and am honoured to be recognized with the M.E. Lazerte Gold Medal.
To see the rest of the winners, visit: