Cathy Beach

Semi-retired educator in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

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Currently National Co-ordinator for national 2017 project: A Kids' Guide to Canada - By Kids, For Kids (Un guide du Canada - par des enfants, pour des enfants)

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1990-2013 Elementary Classroom Teacher, PCBE/KPRDSB

1980-1989 Outdoor Education Consultant, PCBE

1989-90 Founder + Executive Director of Earth Day 1990 for province of Ontario

1983-1992 Program Staff, Bark Lake Leadership Centre

1973-1980 Various Outdoor Education Director and Staff positions


* Highest Honour: the respect and affection of my students and their parents, 1973-2013.

* TLLP Grant, Ontario Ministry of Education (Teacher Leading and Learning Project). 2012
* Dorothy Walter Leadership Award for Developing Youth Leadership in Ontario, COEO. 1994
* EarthDay 1990 Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Environment Grant. 1990
* Woman of the Year Nominee (Award), Peterborough Ontario. 1991
* Robin Dennis Award for Outstanding Contribution to Outdoor Education in Ontario, COEO. 1990
* Educator of the Year Nominee, PCBE. Late 1980's
* Educator of the Year Nominee, PCBE. Mid 1980's
* President's Gold Medal, Nipissing Faculty of Education, Laurentian University. 1977.
* Academic + Sports Awards, Cobourg DCI & Laurentian HS Ottawa. 1966-71.

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  • Work
    • Retired and Loving I.T!
  • Education
    • Self-educated: Changing Education for 21st Century kids
    • B Ed. Nipissing University
    • Hon. BA Outdoor Rec and O Ed, University of Waterloo
    • Self-educated: University of Life and World Travel