George Matthews Award

Award Background

The George Matthews Award for Excellence in Parent Leadership honours parents whose leadership, dedication, and influence demonstrate to the entire education community the importance of the parent role in education. This award is available annually.

George Edwin Matthews (1941-2001) was a steadfast supporter of parents in education throughout his years as a manager in Field Services for the Ministry of Education and liaison with BCCPAC. His opinions and judgment were widely respected and his fair-mindedness won him the confidence of the BCCPAC membership. The Award was established in memory of George and to honour his unwavering support of BCCPAC.

Award Criteria

Recipients are selected on the basis of dynamic and exemplary leadership and inspirational practices that have had a major, identifiable impact on parent interest and participation in public education.

The honouree will receive a complimentary registration for the next BCCPAC Fall Conference or Spring Conference and his or her name will be inscribed on a plaque to be displayed in the BCCPAC office.  This will be presented at BCCPAC’s Spring Conference.

2016 George Matthews Award Nomination Form

Year Name School district
2015 Stephanie Longstaff SD62 Sooke
2015 Susan Wilson SD8 Kootenay Lake
2014 Scott Young SD75 Mission
2013 Teri Tower SD43 Coquitlam
2012 Bob Homes SD36 Surrey
2012 Paul Jonansen SD40 New Westminster
2011 Brenda Stupick SD68 Nanaimo-Ladysmith
2010 Jennifer Mezei SD41 Burnaby
2009 Deborah Garrity SD41 Burnaby
2008 Terri-Lynne Huddleston SD52 Prince Rupert
2007 Fiona Delcourt SD78 Fraser-Cascade
2006 Lana Blair SD47 Powell River
2005 Carla Peace SD81 Fort Nelson
2004 Lori Tedrick SD06 Rocky Mountain
2003 Caryl Horan SD23 Central Okanagan
2002 Rosella Alvarez SD46 Sunshine Coast
2001 Heather Wark SD35 Langley



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