Oak Bay teacher wins 91.3 the Zone’s Teacher of the Month

French teacher at École Willows School wins custom Converse from Baggins and Big Wheel gift cards

An Oak Bay teacher got a surprise visit this morning (Nov. 22) from Dylan Willows and Jason Lamb, hosts of 91.3 the Zone’s morning show.

Mme. Sandra Gabaglia, a French immersion teacher at École Willows School was the October winner of their Teacher of the Month contest.

One of Gabaglia’s students, Ella, heard about the contest on her way home from school one day and knew that she wanted to nominate her teacher. The class had been through a lot since September, waiting for their portable to be finished, and she felt Gabaglia had been a great teacher throughout. Ella noted in her nomination form that Gabaglia organized a lot of field trips, such as nature walks, visiting a bird sanctuary, getting a VIP tour of the legislature and watching a bird documentary at IMAX.

“I know it has been really stressful for her through all of this and she’s just been amazing through it,” said Ella.

The rest of class agreed that Gabaglia deserved the award. They were also thrilled about the Big Wheel Burger gift certificates that came with the award. Gabaglia will also receive a free pair of custom printed Converse shoes from Baggins.

“It is a great honour to be chosen by the Zone as the Teacher of the Month, and nominated by Ella, a wonderful grade 4 student. And I am glad that we finally have a classroom,” said Gabaglia.

It has been an exciting week for Gabaglia and her class – moving into their portable Monday and receiving this surprise today.

keri.coles@oakbaynews.com

 

Mme. Gabaglia receives her apple trophy from Dylan and Jason, hosts of 91.3 the Zone’s morning show. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Mme. Gabaglia with Dylan and Jason from the Zone, and her student Ella who nominated her. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Mme. Gabaglia, a French immersion teacher at Ecole Willows School, was chosen by 91.3 the Zone as their Teacher of the Month for October. One of her students nominated her for being a great teacher while they juggled rooms waiting for their portable to be finished. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

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