School District No. 46 (SD46) has awarded Halfmoon Bay’s Sue Lamb with the Frances Fleming Award for inspirational achievement.
This is the fourth year that the award has been presented.
The selection committee was comprised of school trustees Lori Dixon and Dave Mewhort, superintendent Patrick Bocking, principal Carolyn Spence, community member Linda Smith and Fleming family member Brian Waplington. This is an annual award presented by SD46.
Frances Fleming is described as someone who loved children, was always forgiving and always interested in the next step, was well read, exuded laughter along with her great sense of humour, kept everything in perspective, knew exactly what to say in any situation, understood the “strays,” was always prepared, created programs for people in their area of expertise, gave everyone a chance to be supported and nurtured and continued to always be an advocate for change. These character traits and personal attributes were taken into consideration when selecting the 2013-14 recipient of this prestigious award.
The committee unanimously selected Lamb for this honour.
“The Frances Fleming Award for Inspirational Achievement gives us a unique opportunity to celebrate one among our many outstanding community leaders,” said school board chair Betty Baxter. “It is an honour to recognize Sue Lamb for her inspirational actions in our community.”
Lamb is a long-time resident of the Sunshine Coast, graduating from Elphinstone Secondary School in 1976. She loved student council and school sports and always felt supported by staff and administration outside the regular classroom. As a new mom, she became involved in the development of the Halfmoon Bay Childcare Centre Society, and her desire to make childcare and early learning a part of our school culture grew.
Since that time, she has been involved in community schools and restorative practices, both of which have blossomed in SD46. As a young adult, Lamb had the good fortune of meeting Frances Fleming, who became an inspiration to her all her adult life.
“I am incredibly humbled and so grateful to be acknowledged with this award,” Lamb said. “I share Frances’ love of children and of education and am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with School District 46 and my community.”
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