Milton teacher one of nine in Canada to earn prestigious physical education award

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Published June 26, 2023 at 1:55 pm

A Milton teacher is one of just nine in Canada to receive an award for Teaching Excellence in Physical Health Education.

Milena Trojanovic, a teacher at Boyne Public School, received the award from Physical and Health Education (PHE) Canada.

“I feel honoured and very humbled by this award. I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to work with some amazing people throughout my career in physical education and all of them share in this recognition with me because of their support and guidance,” Trojanovic said.

“Words cannot express my gratitude toward my team, both past and present, for nominating me for such a prestigious award. I am thrilled to be recognized and sincerely hope I can continue to make a difference for students and staff.”

The award honours Canadian teachers at the elementary, middle or secondary levels who have an exceptional ability to motivate students to engage meaningfully in their journey through physical and/or health literacy with thoughtful and inspiring teaching practices and pedagogy, exemplifying high quality physical and/or health education in Canada.

The nomination filed supporting Trojanovic said, “Mel is an inspiring and dedicated teacher contributing to the growth of HPE in the HDSB and beyond. Her focus on building capacity with educators has been an integral part of providing quality programming, advocacy and student engagement. The relationships she builds with her students is the driving force behind her energy, positive attitude and insatiable sense of curiosity.”

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