2014 Kris Kozell
Kris taught law at Monarch Park Collegiate Institute until her retirement last year. A passionate and innovative educator, Ms Kozell consistently participated in mock trials, frequently taking part in the Toronto Experiential Mock Trial Tournaments, visited courtroom sessions in Toronto court houses, brought lawyers into her classroom through her involvement with the Adopt-a-School program and participated in the initial LAWS program for 2 years.
Ms Kozell often reviewed new OJEN resources for relevance to curriculum and was one of the teachers OJEN consulted when preparing submissions to the Ministry of Education on law curriculum review.
She is recognized for her contributions to advancing justice education programming in the Toronto area though her nine years of participation in the OJEN/ROEJ Toronto Regional Committee where she was active in planning the Toronto Experiential Mock Trial Tournament and the Law Day Symposium and the Toronto Summer Law Institute.