District 2: Ivan Kierstead
Caledonia Regional High School
For 33 years, Ivan Keirstead made it a personal quest to help each student learn to their best of his or her ability. He is admired for his story telling skills and his ability to instill in students a passion for learning.
Ivan sets high standards and supports all students in whatever manner possible. He believes sincerely that all students can learn and that all students deserve the best teaching he can provide. Ivan supports all of his students inside and outside of the classroom. He has continued to be an influence on many of his students as they have moved on in their lives.
Ivan has been providing specialized tutoring for Grade 11 and 12 students to help them pass their English Language Proficiency Assessment and he has offered extra help classes throughout the year to help them maintain and improve their skills. His personalized teaching techniques bring out amazing results from students. It is very rare that students are unable to achieve in his class as the respect they hold for him encourages them to do their best work