TESL Sask Lifetime Award of Merit

The TESL Sask Lifetime Award of Merit is awarded to language training professionals and current TESL Sask members for outstanding service in the TESL field; either remarkable contributions in the areas of classroom teaching, administration, professional development or community involvement; and goes above and beyond the standard expectations in their career.

The TESL Sask Lifetime Award of Merit is awarded to longstanding language training professionals and current TESL Sask members for outstanding service in the TESL field; either remarkable contributions in the areas of classroom teaching, administration, professional development or community involvement and exhibiting distinguished leadership in a variety of areas.

The candidates are nominated annually by peers from the TESL Sask membership and are recognized at the provincial level.

Nominees must meet some or all of the following criteria:

  • Considerable years of service in the field of ESL/EAL;
  • Contributions to area of expertise, including teaching, administration, teacher training, volunteerism, and community activities;
  • Commitment, service, creativity, cooperation, or leadership in the field of ESL/EAL; and/or
  • Contributions to the mission of TESL Sask as a member.

Nomination deadline is March 31st. Award winners will receive notification in April via email and  will be announced at the annual TESL Sask Conference.

Submit a nomination

Find more information about the nomination process on the Awards page.

Past Recipients of TESL Sask Award of Merit

  • Donald Campbell, Saskatoon- 2019
  • Carol Moran, Moose Jaw – 2014
  • Lisa Krol, Saskatoon – 2011
  • Shannon Storey, Saskatoon – 2010
  • Larraine Ratzlaff, Saskatoon – 2009
  • Mary Chapuis, Saskatoon – 2006
  • Bula Ghosh, Swift Current – 2004
  • Joyce Vandall, Regina – 2003
  • Marge Nainaar, Prince Albert – 2002
  • Jake Kutarna, Lumsden – 2001
    John Lingard, Saskatoon – 2001
  • Anand Vaid, Regina (Awarded Posthumously)
  • Ellen Gillies, White City – 2000
  • Gayvin Franson, Saskatoon – 1999
  • Mary Ormiston, Saskatoon – 1998
  • Harlan Weidenhammer, Saskatoon -1997
  • Elfrieda Dueck, Saskatoon – 1996
  • Donna Woloshyn, Regina – 1995
  • Ruth Epstein, Saskatoon – 1994
  • Estelle Anthony, Regina – 1993
  • Penthes Rubrecht, Regina – 1992
  • Shirley Fredeen, Saskatoon – 1991

Past Recipients of TESL Sask Lifetime Award

  • Shannon Storey - 2018
  • Ruth Epstein–2017
  • Liliana Dominguez – 2012
  • John Lingard, Saskatoon – 2011
  • Mary Anne Nicholson, Saskatoon – 2010
  • Jake and Loretta Kutarna, Lumsden – 2007
  • Colin Chovin, Saskatoon – 2005
  • Marjie Fast, Saskatoon – 2002

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