EDUCATION HERO AWARD

This award celebrates those who engaged in transforming learning experiences for students in Scarborough and beyond during the

COVID-19 pandemic.

THERESA PASTORE

RECIPIENT OF THE EDUCATION HERO AWARD

As the Executive Director of Parents Engaged in Education (PEIE), Theresa Pastore has been instrumental in the development of a Family Service Centre/Education Bank at 857 Milner Avenue to support the Scarborough community with technology-based learning. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Theresa has stepped up to provide home learning kits, including computers, school supplies, games, art supplies, and other school materials for children from kindergarten to Grade 12. She has transformed educational experiences for in-need families in the community during the pandemic by creating physically safe learning space supports and a “food bank for the mind”.