Birtle teacher wins excellence award

Prevost has “Passion, enthusiasm and dedication to student success”

A Birtle high school teacher has won a provincial award for excellence in education.

Kyle Prevost received his award last week at a ceremony at the Manitoba legislature along with eight other educators from across Manitoba.

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Prevost, says a government news release, introduced the world of business to students at Birtle Collegiate. He developed a personal finance course and promotes financial literacy among youth through a wide array of business courses.

He also launched a business club for students at BCI and guides several successful student-run businesses. His teams from the business club have been successful at competitions like the Saskatchewan Business Teachers Association Case Competitions and Manitoba High School New Ventures.

He is the driving force behind the creation of the Manitoba High School Case Competition, which brings school teams from across the province to Brandon to highlight youth entrepreneurship and personal finance skills.

As a published author and expert on youth and financial literacy, Prevost is an in-demand speaker and a source of information for media outlets such as Money Sense, The Globe and Mail and CBC.

In addition, he has been credited with rebuilding the school’s basketball program, which had been defunct for six years, raising funds for equipment and developing a competitive team.

The news release says, “Prevost is an exceptionally well-rounded educator, student mentor and colleague. His passion, enthusiasm and dedication to student success motivates them to reach their full potential and become the financially-literate leaders of tomorrow.”

The province selects award recipients from nominations submitted by parents, students, school trustees, fellow teachers, and school or division administrators.

Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen said, “These awards recognize the excellent work teachers and school leaders put into helping students reach their full potential by using innovative teaching methods and new approaches.”

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