Honouring Grade A Teachers

In May, Dartmouth’s Robert Hammer was honoured with a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence! He was nominated by some very special students at Musquodoboit Rural High School and was one of ten successful recipients from across Canada.

Robert is the son-in-law of the chair of Phoenix board of trustees, Deborah Woolway. She sees the critical partnerships Phoenix has with our local schools and the importance of teachers and Phoenix staff working together to support youth in achieving their learning goals. As a family, they decided to make a $3,000 donation to Phoenix in honour of Robert’s achievement and in recognition of Phoenix’s 30th year.

We are proud of Robert and wanted to celebrate his work, our young people, and the special connection they often form with teachers who go above and beyond.  We see the positive results of Phoenix working closely with teachers – it takes a village. We hope those who have been inspired by an extraordinary teacher will also consider making a donation in their honour during this very special year.”

Know an amazing teacher? Give a gift from the heart by donating to Phoenix in their honour. We can send a card to inform them of the donation and thank them for the difference they are making in the lives of youth: CLICK HERE