Nelson Education Presents Beacon School Teacher with $5000 Cheque in Nelson School Central Giveaway

Rideau High School teacher plans to invest the money in learning tools, trip for students
By: Nelson Education
Dec. 13, 2010 - PRLog -- Toronto, ON  — Nelson Education Ltd. is pleased to announce the first winner of the Nelson School Central $5000 giveaway, created to celebrate the launch of Amy Shanley, a teacher at Rideau High School, a Beacon school in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, was selected as the lucky recipient in the first of five random draws. Rideau High School Principal Geordie Walker accepted the cheque on behalf of Shanley, who was unavailable for the presentation.

Beacon Schools for Success designate schools with greater need, and are often located in underprivileged neighbourhoods. "Many of the students at Rideau High School face financial challenges," said Shanley, who was extremely moved when she first learned the news over the phone. "[This money will help] further learning in the form of classroom tools for students and teachers, [as well as] experiential learning opportunities."

Shanley’s plans for the winnings include: a tenor sax for a new band program; geography, history and travel textbooks and teacher guides; novels and plays for the English department; tickets and transportation to the Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum; a professional speaker’s podium for a Presentation Skills Course; and hi-tech tools for the Parenting and Real Baby course, including an electronic baby.

"Nelson recognizes the challenges many schools face in finding the funds to provide the best education possible," said Michael Boughner, Executive Director of Marketing, School Division. "We applaud teachers like Amy Shanley, and we’re incredibly honoured to empower Rideau High School with resources to support them in delivering an unrivalled learning advantage.”

The second draw for $5000 was held on November 30th, 2010, and the next draw takes place December 31st, 2010. For more information and to register, visit For full details on the $5000 giveaway contest, including dates for each of the five draws and updates on all of the winners, visit

About Nelson Education Ltd.

Nelson Education Ltd. is Canada’s leading educational publisher providing innovative products and solutions for learners of all ages.  Nelson values and respects the life long learning continuum and dedicates its business efforts to the diverse learning needs of students and educators alike. In addition to its English language publishing, Nelson also supports French Language learning markets through Groupe Modulo, its Quebec based publishing business.

About Nelson School Central

Nelson School Central is the home of Canadian K-12 learning, with over 15,000 school resources. The website combines shopping with additional content and features such as videos, samples, wishlists and catalogue creation. Educators, parents and students can access high quality educational materials in a customizable website experience by visiting
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