Award Winning Teachers

Alison Hancox, Principal, Palliser Beyond Borders

Alison Hancox, Principal, Palliser Beyond Borders

Alison Hancox, Principal, Palliser Beyond Borders

Alison has been Principal at Palliser Beyond Borders since 2013.

  • Principal of 5 schools in Palliser and founding principal of Palliser's online learning program and school.
  • Has led the implementation of Palliser Beyond Borders and its growth from 27 students to over 700 students across Palliser. Recognised for improving completion rates to 97% in the last year. 
  • Recipient of  The Learning Partnership 2017 Outstanding Principal of the year recognized for opening 2 new schools in Alberta and increasing completion rates from 65% to 97% over a three year period. February 2017
  • Alberta Distinguished School Leadership Award - recognized for leading innovative change for 21st century learning, 2013
  • University of Southern Queensland Faculty of Education Alumnus of the Year Award - recognized leadership and innovation in education, 2011
  • Edmonton Public Schools’ An Act to Follow Award – recognizing instructional leadership as part of a team of 19 high school teachers which increased high school completion rates from 63% to 92 % over a 3 year period. 2009.
  • Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2008.
  • Elluminate Centre of Excellence Award for Instructional Excellence, 2008
  • Alberta Excellence in Teaching and Smarter Kids foundation for Innovative Use of Technology, 2007
  • Reader’s Digest of Canada - Co-recipient of an award for leadership in education, 1996.
  • University of Toronto - Faculty of Education Arnolds Balins Award for academic excellence and leadership in education, 1990.


All is appreciated when it comes to you answering emails and questions. Without this consistent help and encouragement from you, I doubt I would have made it this far :) 

Student, grade 11

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