March 16, 2021
Natalie Vigier Hutton
Natalie teaches Phys. Ed. to Grades K-4 in the French Immersion program at Maple Leaf School.
Natalie loves seeing the joy on her students’ faces when they learn or have mastered a new skill. She says that it’s great to see the growth in students’ Physical Literacy skills as they make theirway through elementary school. The Phys. Ed. staff built an outdoor rink this year, and Natalie says that the smiles and enthusiasm on her students was priceless.
Nat is also a board member for Morden Minor Hockey, Morden Minor Baseball, as well as a member of Baseball Manitoba’s Girls Baseball Committee. She has also coached youth soccer, baseball, and hockey in Morden for years.
April 7, 2020
Brendan teaches Grade 7 and Phys. Ed. at École Morden Middle School, and has coached the Pembina Valley U18 AAA Hawks the past two years.
This year, his class has promoted physical activity in the province by participating in the 21 Day Activity Challenge that has been featured by the Manitoba Teachers Society and the Winnipeg Free Press.
Brendan created his “PE with Mr E” channels on Youtube and TikTok to provide students with alternatives to traditional workouts
February 10, 2021
Michael is a high school Biology and Chemistry teacher who also coaches the Debate Team.
In 2020, Michael was awarded the Willis S. McLeese Award by the Canadian Student Debating Federation for Outstanding Contribution to Debate in Manitoba. In September 2019, Michael was instrumental in organizing the National Student Debate Seminar, which had over 100 high school debaters, coaches, and teachers come to Morden from all corners of the country to learn about how to debate as well as show them the Pembina Valley community.
Michael is also on the board of the Morden chapter of Canadian Parents for French, and enjoys taking pictures at Winnipeg Jets games
for the Filipino Journal. As a science teacher, he also enjoys the creative side of photography and graphic design, and applies that to the Yearbook course that he also teaches.
March 4, 2020
Chicago teaches high school Drama, Technical Theatre, and French Immersion Physical Education and he says that the best part of his job is watching students grow, express themselves, and learn who they are.
He runs the after-school theatre program at Morden Collegiate, which puts on two shows for the local community. This past December, they performed a 24/7 production and coming up this April, the theatre troupe will be performing a Comedy!
Chicago enjoys being involved in Theatre in the community and umpiring softball.
May 26, 2020
Sara is a Speech-Language Pathologist for the Western School Division. She works together with school staff to provide services to students with communication and learning needs. This includes students who present with difficulties in the areas of speech sounds, language skills, fluency (stuttering), social skills, pre-academic skills and more.
Sara says that the best part of her job is the variety of staff and students that she gets to work with, along with the continual learning that takes place.
Sara believes in being an involved member of the community so she enjoy volunteering for various organizations. She is currently a board member for the Morden Figure Skating Club and President of the Morden chapter of Canadian Parents for French.
February 5, 2020
Ariel teaches Grade 5 and loves getting to know her students and building relationships with them.
Her class does a project in the community where students identify ways in which they can improve, strengthen relationships in, and become active citizens of the community.
Ariel grew up in Morden and is in her fourth year teaching in Morden. She loves keeping healthy at Morden CrossFit and hiking in the Pembina Valley.