School of Education and Professional Learning
- Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching (1987-88)
- Leadership in Faculty Teaching Award (2007)
- 3M Teaching Fellowship (2006)
- Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario’s Educator of the Year Award (1998)
- Learning Disabilities Association of Canada’s Project Success Canada (1999)
Dr. Deborah Berrill’s multiple teaching awards are an indication of her dedication to and passion for education. Founding director of Trent’s School of Education and Professional Learning, Prof. Berrill now teaches in the program. Her research interests include adolescent language development, which she studied when writing her doctoral thesis.
Throughout her career, Prof. Berrill has been recognized for her exemplary teaching. With what has been referred to as a contagious enthusiasm for teaching and learning, Prof. Berrill was the recipient of the Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching for her commitment to teaching and students; the Leadership in Faculty Teaching Award for her ability to motivate and inspire and for her innovation in teaching; and the 3M Teaching Award for her commitment to enhance educational experiences.
Prof. Berrill studied at Northwestern University and completed her honours year at Trent. She has an M.A. from the University of Toronto where she studied under the supervision of Northrop Frye, and completed her Ph.D. at the University of East Anglia in Norwish England.
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