The NHL, NHLPA, SAP and EVERFI have selected Souris teacher (grade 5/6 Teacher) Jonathan Filewich to be 1 of 20 teachers across North America to be entered into the Most Valuable Teacher Program for the month of March! This honour includes winning a prize for helping bring STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) concepts to life for students in the Souris school community! Jonathan is honoured to be one of the finalists chosen for this recognition. He is a former professional hockey player who spent several years in the AHL and played in 5 NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
He’s dedicated to teaching applications for STEM because he knows that it not only impacts how healthy and productive students are during this time, but also their well-being and success far beyond the K-12 years.
Throughout the month of March, students and parents will be able to visit NHL.com/MVT and vote once a day, every day, for their favourite teacher.
He feels that an opportunity like this does not come around that often and while the recognition and nomination is great, it is the prizes the students could win that are fantastic. For example, the teacher selected as finalists each month will win a $10,000 technology grant for their school board & the grand prize winner, announced in May, will receive an additional $20,000 for their school board. This would be a substantial amount for Souris School and its students!