Mr. Scott Masters – 2011 Prime Minister’s Award Recipien

Crestwood takes great pride in announcing that Mr. Scott Masters, Head of Social Studies and History Teacher, is a 2011 recipient of the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

The Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes the efforts of outstanding teachers in all disciplines who instill in their students a love of learning, helping them excel and build a successful future. This award is Canada’s way of acknowledging our best teachers, promoting what they have achieved and sharing their innovative and successful teaching practices.

Scott Masters has been teaching at Crestwood Preparatory College since our doors opened 11 years ago. He is a consummate professional, impeccably organized and always delivering interesting and engaging lessons to his students. In his classroom, History literally comes to life with a little contagious enthusiasm from Masters. Connecting the technology and people of today with events and people of the past creates the platform for the widely acclaimed Oral History Project. Students interview veterans and Holocaust survivors from the WW2 era to create a digital historical archive of memories, stories and events. It is important to ensure that these stories are kept alive and intact for future generations and that we always remember the sacrifices that were made during these years. Through these personal interviews students are able to illuminate the past and highlight specific memories that may not be found in textbooks. For more information on the Oral History Project and to view interviews, please visit our website Oral History Project.

On Sunday, October 2nd, Scott and his wife Shelly will be traveling to Ottawa to accept this highly acclaimed Award. During their week in our nation’s capital, Scott will participate in several best practices sessions with other Prime Minister’s Award recipients. These discussions and presentations will be compiled and published in the Exemplary Practices e-publication on the PMA website at It is important that what these award recipients have learned and achieved is available to all teachers.

Once again, we extend our sincere congratulations to Mr. Scott Masters for being chosen as a 2011 Prime Minister’s Award Recipient. We recognize him at Crestwood Preparatory College as a teacher who makes a difference and plays a critical role in a student’s life. Well done!