“He’s Not Average, He’s “Stew” – Kinkora Teacher Receives Extra Mile Award

Kevin Stewart, teacher, at Kinkora Regional High School was presented with the PEI Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award by board official, Anna MacDonald, on February 18, 2010. Affectionately known as “Stew”, Mr. Stewart has been the Grade Nine social studies teacher at Kinkora Regional High since the mid-nineties. He is known as a “creative and effective teacher” who communicates a passion for his subject and brings out the best in each student.

This award, honours a teacher or staff person in the school system who exemplifies going the ‘extra mile’ for students to achieve both academically and socially in their young lives. “Kinkora Parent Association is proud to nominate Kevin Stewart for this award. He leads by example, working side by side with students to teach them both in the classroom and in the community.” says parent, Patricia McKenna. Student Council Vice-President, Kaitlyn Sobey said, “He goes above and beyond what is required by your average teacher. He’s not average, he’s Stew.”

“Kevin Stewart has been extremely helpful for administration over the past two years, since I started as principal at KRHS. Mr. Stewart has a foundation of knowledge of all things KRHS. He is the person we seek out to see how things used to be done, and what worked and what did not work. Kevin puts in countless hours every week at school. He is here early in the morning and late into the evening. On most weekends you can see his Chev truck in the parking lot preparing for the week ahead. While visiting his classes, I have seen how he is prepared and has a structure for every class. Students are clear about the expectations in his class, he runs a tight ship. The students love Stew’s classes. As the Student Council advisor, he puts in long hours. Mr. Stewart is respected for being a great teacher by all who work with him and all he has taught.
says Donald Mulligan, principal Kinkora Regional High.

“Teachers and all staff members in a school have a huge impact on our children’s lives, and deserve our appreciation and recognition,” says Bill Whelan. “We are delighted to recognize Mr. Kevin Stewart as our Western School region 2010 Extra Mile Award recipient.”