Nurturing a culture of belonging is one of NBCC’s core values, and it’s one that instructor Denise Carroll, who teaches in the Human Services program at the Miramichi Campus, brings to her classroom every day.
Carroll’s tireless work to ensure everyone feels valued and has opportunities to add value has earned her a National Inclusive Education Award for leadership from the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL). Carroll is one of eight New Brunswick educators to be honored with the award, which recognize individuals, schools, early learning centres and organizations working to ensure all learners are included in education.
As an instructor in Miramichi since 2006, Carroll has built a reputation for finding ways to promote and support inclusion at NBCC. She goes above and beyond to make sure each learner is included in the classroom and has the supports needed to be successful.
Carroll is always willing to explore and accept different approaches to teaching and learning to ensure all learners experience a feeling a belonging and have opportunities to contribute and learn. Her passion for teaching helps students overcome barriers to accomplish their goals. She also encourages collaborative educational opportunities between programs and builds solid relationships with the community at large.
The National Inclusive Education Awards were presented during a ceremony at Government House, which was hosted by the Honourable Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. Caroll joins an impressive group of past recipients, honoured for their unwavering efforts to ensure no one is excluded from experiencing school life and learning with their peers.
NBACL is a provincial non-profit organization that works on behalf of children and adults with an intellectual or developmental disability and their families. It works to ensure that those with intellectual or developmental disabilities, with the support of their families, have the option to choose the supports they need to live meaningful lives and participate in their communities and valued and contributing members.
With flexible educational programming that is responsive to the social and economic needs of the Province, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a provincially-recognized public post-secondary institution reputed for producing skilled, knowledgeable graduates who are contributing to the Province’s prosperity. In addition to one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs, NBCC provides specialized and customized training to meet the needs of specific sectors and communities, and delivers apprenticeship training to more than 1,800 learners annually. Find out more by visiting www.nbcc.ca