March 11, 2014

Peel Alternative Schools (PAS) receive technology grant from Samsung Canada

$20,000 grant will enhance classroom technology for student success
At an awards gala held on Feb. 25 for Canada’s Outstanding Principals, Sharon Stevens-Lay, one of forty program recipients in 2014 and Principal of Peel Alternative Schools (PAS), received a $20,000 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Technology grant for PAS.

“I am honoured to be part of  The Learning Partnership’s program and was delighted to learn about the $20,000 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Technology grant for our schools,” say Stevens-Lay. “As part of this project, I will work closely with The Learning Partnership and Samsung Canada on the integration and use of this technology and to help identify challenges that educators face when using technology in the classroom.” 

In her role with the Peel District School Board, Stevens-Lay oversees PAS, the Safe and Caring Schools program and the board's field centres. With a strong understanding of the challenges PAS students face, she maintains strong community partnerships to support students who were not successful in regular high schools. In the three years since she arrived, graduation rates have improved from 371 students to 440. In 2011-2012, PAS received a Premier Award for Safe and Accepting Schools.

Canada’s Outstanding Principals program is an annual initiative of The Learning Partnership, a national charitable organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and advancing public education in Canada. Samsung Canada is a key partner of The Learning Partnership and the Canada’s Outstanding Principals program. The  Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Technology program supports 21st century learning goals to raise awareness and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and to help reduce the technology gap in classrooms. To learn more, visit

Reference: Anne-Marie Brown, Communications Officer, 905-890-1010 ext. 2626, [email protected]

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