Canada’s Most Inspiring Teacher – EF Educational Tours Announces the Winner Alison Mann

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The nationwide search for Canada’s Most Inspiring Teacher has ended with some remarkable results.

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The response we saw from students clearly shows that all of these teachers are truly inspiring.

The nationwide search for Canada’s Most Inspiring Teacher has ended with some remarkable results. The Grand Prize Winner is Alison Mann, a Media and Film Studies teacher at Parkdale Collegiate Institute in Toronto, as Canada’s Most Inspiring Teacher. Selected from over 200 nominated teachers, Mann is a true inspiration to her students and her colleagues.

Students and educators from across Canada registered 6,975 votes for Mann during EF’s Canada’s Most Inspiring Teacher contest at facebook.com/eftourscanada. Runner-up Carole Séguin, of École secondaire publique L'Héritage in Cornwall, Ont., finished a mere 55 votes behind Mann when the final tally came in.

“It’s such an incredible honour to have won and been nominated,” Mann said. “I feel like I’m walking on air. I want to congratulate the other teachers who were nominated. They are all clearly loved by their communities.”

Mann now gets to bring a friend on a trip to either Panama or Budapest and EF will give a $5,000 scholarship to her school. Séguin was also awarded a trip to either Panama or Budapest and her school will receive a $2,500 scholarship from EF. The other three finalists will each receive $500 scholarships for their schools.

“EF is proud to support teachers like these, who go the extra mile and enhance the learning experience of their students and the lives of their colleagues,” said Greg Owen, Vice-President, EF Educational Tours. “It was a very close race in the end and I congratulate the finalists and all the teachers who were nominated. The response we saw from students clearly shows that all of these teachers are truly inspiring.”

Canada’s Most Inspiring Teacher contest gave students, parents and teachers the chance to nominate a teacher or colleague who inspires others and takes the time to know and support students. EF received over 200 submissions from across Canada. Nominations consisted of a short essay explaining how the nominated teacher is changing the lives of students and /or colleagues.

About EF Educational Tours
EF Educational Tours is the world’s leading educational travel company. Offering educational tours since 1965, EF helps educators enrich what they teach in the classroom with programs that provide students with the opportunity to “learn it by living it.”

More information can also be found at eftours.ca/contests.

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