National award for teacher

A South Okanagan teacher has been recognized with a National Inclusive Education Award from the Family Support Institute of BC and Inclusive Education Canada.

Kim Moffat, Grade 5 teacher at the Senpaq’cin Osoyoos Indian Band School in Oliver, was one of six B.C. educators to receive the award today in Victoria.

The awards honour teachers that do “amazing things to ensure that all students, especially those with special needs, are given full access to education and included in all aspects of school life.”

Moffat has taught at Senpaq’cin for more than nine years, embracing the school’s International Baccalaureate philosophy of student-driven learning while leading discussions about inclusion and disabilities.

“Kim has nurtured an environment of compassion and understanding, where classmates look out for each other and care for each other,” says school principal, Val Allen, who describes Kim as a “tireless advocate for inclusive education.”

She works to make sure students of all abilities are meaningfully included in activities inside and outside of the classroom, a news release states. 

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