Educator Nominated for Innovation Award
photo provided by Algoma Forest and Nature School

Becky Hodgson owner of Algoma Forest and Nature School on St. Joseph Island, was recently nominated for the Steve Butland Innovative Educator of the Year Award.

This award is one of the 14th annual SSMARt Awards to be announced and presented Wednesday night by the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SMMIC).This award category recognizes the individuals educating the innovators of tomorrow.

“This award acknowledges a teacher or professor, who has made a substantial contribution to the science and/or technology sector through education, volunteering, coaching, or other leadership roles working with children.”

Becky is very honoured, “Thank you to whoever it was that nominated me; it feels so great to be appreciated and noticed for what you do.”

Other nominees for this year’s Innovative Educator Award include: Kristen Berger, Lisa Keranen, Mike Oliveira, and Michael Flammia.

Click here to read a previous article written by the North Channel Current, when the Algoma Forest and Nature School first opened on St. Joseph Island in September 2018. The school now operates an Island site and has recently added a Garden River site.

The SSMARt Award winners will be announced at a dinner Wednesday February 12, 2020 at The Water Tower Inn Pavillion. Doors Open at 5:30; Event starts at 6PM. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

2018 SSMARt winner of the Innovation Company of the Year was Stufff Lubricants, also from St. Joseph Island.

The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) functions as a catalyst for economic development in the information technology and knowledge based sectors in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma region.