Doug Aitken, custodian, at West Royalty Elementary School was presented with the PEI Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award by Bill Whelan, President, on February 19, 2010.
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.
“In my twenty-eight years in the education system, I cannot think of any individual more deserving than Doug to receive this prestigious award. There are many ways that Doug supports the students, staff and parents of our school community.” says principal, Ken Gaudet, “He is well respected by everyone!”
Mr. Aitken takes pride in every task undertaken to keep the school a happy and pleasant environment for all who work and learn in West Royalty Elementary School. Students having special needs are given the opportunity, under Doug’s guidance, to assist with house-keeping, recycling, mailing, plant care, and other tasks to enhance their skill development. He exemplifies all that is representative of the “Extra Mile Award.”
“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. Doug Aitken as our Eastern School region’s 2010 Extra Mile Award recipient.”