STEVEN DEIGHTON, of Joseph H. Kerr School in the Frontier School Division, is the recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award – Senior Years.
As a classroom teacher and a leader within the school community, Mr. Deighton is the kind of staff member "that every principal would like to clone many times over" according to his principal. Mr. Deighton's teaching practices promote experiential learning through personal student connections to the physical, human and economic geography of their northern Manitoba mining community. His physical education classes include winter camping and wilderness survival. In his science classes, students research the processes and effects of local mining operations and, in his art classes, students create art projects such as Reach for the Sky, in which they express their hopes and goals on a plaster cast of their arms. In addition to his teaching, Mr. Deighton serves as president of Zone 11 Manitoba High School Athletics Association (MHSAA) and as a member of the Frontier High School Games Committee, through which he has organized numerous Zone and Frontier Games Regional Championships in various sports. Mr. Deighton's exemplary community service and his encouragement for students to become involved demonstrate his commitment to providing meaningful educational experiences and lifelong learning for all.