We are honoured and proud to announce that Linden's very own Beth Alexander has won the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence!
“In my experience within both public and private schools in Toronto, Beth stands out amongst a very rare group of teachers who magically infuses the love of learning in her students,” says Principal Janice Gladstone.
Bill Nye, Ada Lovelace and the Energizer Bunny have nothing on this science teacher and her innovative programming that gets girls so excited about STEM and ICT. From a life-size model that allows students to climb inside a computer, to a lab exploring the chemistry of candy, Beth is the creative genius behind many innovative projects that transform The Linden School into a magical place where students can truly engage with their studies and enjoy exploring science, math, computers and technology.
“Beth is, by far, one of the most outstanding, creative, passionate, innovative and engaged teachers that I have ever known,” says Dr. Lisa Barnoff, Linden parent and member of the Board of Trustees, who is also Dean, Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University. “Beth’s pedagogical approach encourages students to develop their own capacity for leadership and helps them see how their academic skills can make the world a better place. For example, when my daughter was in Grade 6, Beth designed a math project that involved using numeration, measurement, and area skills to design a women’s shelter.”