Humble, caring and dedicated are only a few of the words used to describe French and phys-ed teacher Sarah Christie. Christie, who has been a teacher at R.A. Riddell Elementary School for eight years, is a favourite amongst her students.
R.A. Riddell Sport Academy Staff - Nancy Radojevic, Lisa Henry, Terri Dunnett, Amos Connolly, Sarah Christie, Erv Hildebrandt, Nancy Nicosia, Mike McCaughey
So far during her time at Riddell, she’s coached a variety of sports teams, led Terry Fox Foundation initiatives and has worked closely with the students and parents of the Middle School Sport Academy.
On Friday, October 12, Christie was one of five McMaster alumni recently inducted into the McMaster Athletics Hall of Fame. Other honourees included three-time Olympian Joanne Malar.
The ceremony was held during McMaster’s Celebration of Sport Dinner at the David Bradley Athletic Centre. Guests and honourees enjoyed dinner, musical entertainment and a special speech from 2012 London Olympian and McMaster alumni Adam Van Koeverden.
“We are so proud of Sarah and all she has accomplished,” said R.A. Riddell Principal Nancy Radojevic. “This is a happy moment in time for all of us who know Sarah. We are honoured to say she is a teacher at our school.”
During her career at McMaster, Christie was a major contributor to McMaster’s 1999 win of the OUA Women’s Basketball Championships. She was recognized as an OUA all-star and still remains on the league’s career rebound list. Her success also allowed her to join the Marauder coaching staff for one season.
“This occasion has allowed Sarah to look back and reflect on past accomplishments as a varsity student-athlete,” says Radojevic. “Her experience as a Marauder has helped shape her beliefs and values as a phys-ed teacher.”
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