Clearview Public Schools announce Edwin Parr Award nominee

By Sheldon Spackman
March 3, 2018 - 11:37am

Stettler-based Clearview Public Schools has announced its nominee for this year’s Alberta School Board Association (ASBA) Zone 4 Edwin Parr Teacher Award.

According to District officials, Brandon Brown has been selected by the Board of Trustees for his enthusiasm, commitment to his students and passion for teaching.

“I have had the privilege of working extensively with Brandon and I can accurately speak of three of his traits that have laid the foundation for a successful first year of teaching,” said Donalda School Principal Mark Siemens in a news release. “His impeccable work ethic, his strong interpersonal skills and his passion for learning and improving,” added Siemens.

Brown says he feels blessed to have the opportunity to go to school every day and talk about two of his greatest passions: Science and Physical Education,” I have a strong commitment to the children I work with and want to make a difference for good in each of their lives,” explained Brown. “One of the rewards I most anticipate is reconnecting with former students and discovering where they took their future. I love working at Donalda School and am very proud to be a rural educator.”

Clearview Public Schools Superintendent Peter Barron said Brown is an excellent candidate for the Edwin Parr Award,” He embodies all the qualities we look for in a first-year teacher,” stated Barron. “He is innovative, hardworking and dedicated to his students. We wish him all the best at the next stage of this competition and for the rest of the school year.”

Clearview officials say Brown grew up in the Brownfield area and attended Brownfield and Coronation Schools, later attending the University of Alberta Augustana Campus and receiving a Bachelor in Science with Distinction and a Bachelor in Education with a major in Secondary Education.

The ASBA Zone 4 nominees will be celebrated at a banquet on May 28 in Innisfail where the Zone 4 winner will be announced.

Elsewhere in the Clearview Public School District, the Board reviewed its capital plan this week for submission to the Alberta Government outlining its capital priorities moving forward. The modernization of William E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus (Junior High Building Component and two modular units for Gus Wetter School in Castor were identified.

The 2018-2019 Capital Plan will be submitted to Alberta Education for their consideration, with the decision to proceed with the projects to be made by the Government of Alberta.

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