People often say ‘teachers aren’t as committed to students as they were when I was a kid’; well the teachers at Queen Elizabeth High School are proving that is a myth.
It’s the teachers and staff who are the core of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Program Development Team, led by learning Leader Elizabeth Croft, and they have taken their commitment to students a step further. By working with the community, a permanent fund was established with EducationMatters to annually provide three scholarships for students pursuing post secondary education, as well as a grant to provide specialized training and initiatives for current-year students in the area of Deaf Cultural studies, language and literacy development, and achievement of DHH program outcomes.
The principal, Steve Young, champions the whole-school approach to learning. Queen Elizabeth High’s DHH students are an integral part of the overall school culture and community.