Dorset volunteer wins Person of the Year

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The School Council Person of the Year Award is one of the province’s most prestigious awards, presented annually to an individual that has made a significant contribution to their school or community through work on School Council.
Terry-Lee Roberts is a student assistant and a school council member at Dorset Collegiate. She’s also the winner of the 2014 School Council Person of the year award.

President of NL Federation of School Councils, Nathan Whalen, with winner of the 2014 Person of the Year award, Terry-Lee Roberts.

Roberts is a backbone for almost every event that takes place at the Pilley’s Island grade 7-12 school. She is a caring, thoughtful person who works so hard as a most positive, dedicated, student-centered student assistant at Dorset Collegiate.

She is the lead staff/support staff member for Dorset’s 2013-2014 Graduation committee, as well as a main leader of a very successful Kids Eat Smart breakfast program.

She is involved in almost every varsity sporting event, and this was just accentuated again as she served as a vital member of the organizational committee as Dorset hosted the School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Table Tennis Championships at Dorset Collegiate on February 21, 2014. Terry-Lee serves as the employee co-chair of Dorset Collegiate Occupational Health and Safety committee, and is also an active member on Dorset Collegiate’s Safe and Caring Schools committee.

She served on the Education Week Committee this past Fall, 2013, where she helped lead a great Education Week of spirited activities. Terry-lee also serves as a member on the Math League committee.

“Terry-Lee is a number one School Council member, who has a very active, positive voice, and who also serves as our School Council secretary,” said Principal Mark Warren in the school’s newsletter. “She is even leading a school-based committee right now that is fundraising to help beautify our school grounds. Terry-Lee is indeed one in a million; we absolutely do not know how we as a School Council, and as a school, could do without her.”

Warren says it’s people like Roberts that makes things much easier on everyone else.

“She works hours and hours beyond her work day in the interest of students, staff and support staff, and our whole school. Terry-Lee works unselfishly each and every day, never looking for any recognition whatsoever. She is an absolutely super person.”

Organizations: Education Week Committee, Graduation committee, Safety committee Safe and Caring Schools Math League

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