Billie-Jo Grant, teacher at V.J. Maloney was the recipient of the Indspire 2017 Guiding the Journey-Indigenous Educator Award. Trustees honoured Billie-Jo at their recent Board meeting.
Indspire Award recipients provide inspiration for young people and serve to educate all Canadians about the tremendous contributions that Indigenous people are making across the country. This prestigious award honours the work Billie-Jo has done in demonstrating success in advocating for resources to support culturally based curricula and supporting Indigenous students in reaching their full potential.
In reflecting on receiving this award Billie-Jo commented "Educators need support and mentorship to build confidence in Indigenous ways of knowing and pedagogy. Indspire provides an authentic, inclusive foundation through their Peer Support program."