A photo of OHASSTA founder and award initiator, Alan Skeoch
A photo of OHASSTA founder and award initiator, Alan Skeoch
Alan Skeoch, teacher extraordinaire and founder of OHASSTA.

The Alan Skeoch Award is awarded annually at the OHASSTA Conference. These are the criteria used to determine the Skeoch Award winner:

  • Sensitivity to students at all levels
  • Collegiality with fellow staff members
  • Originality
  • Enthusiasm
  • Reach beyond the classroom into the broader community

Nominate a colleague for the Alan Skeoch Award. 
Deadline: September 9th, 2022

About the Alan Skeoch Award

Alan Skeoch is one of the founders of OHASSTA, and an exemplary and award-winning teacher. He established this award to recognize history and social science teachers who demonstrate sensitivity to students at all levels, originality, innovation, enthusiasm, collegiality, professionalism, experience and reach beyond the classroom into the broader community.

Note that recipients must have a minimum of 10 years teaching experience, much of which must be in Canadian World Studies and/or Social Science and Humanities courses in Grades 7-12, and that we do not accept self-nominations. Members of the current OHASSTA-AESHO executive are not eligible for this award.

Some past recipients
2021Ben Gross
2019Erin Ledlow
2018Nathan Tidridge
2017Zoe Flatman
2016Sylvia Smith
2015Susan Novak
2014Caroline Pageot
2013Elizabeth Freeman-Shaw
2012Pat Baker
2011Rachel Collishaw
2010Shannon Stark
2009Peter Voight
2008Sandi Baxebanos