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  • Board recognizes Edwin Parr Award nominee

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    Board Vice Chair Angie Charpentier (right) presents a certificate to first-year teacher Abby Fonteyne in recognition of her significant contributions to her school community.

    The annual Edwin Parr Teacher Award, named in honour of the first president of the Alberta School Trustees’ Association, recognizes outstanding first-year teachers for demonstrating excellence and innovation in teaching, leadership, and for making significant contributions to their school communities.

    The Black Gold School Division’s nominee for for this year’s award was Abby Fonteyne, a Grade 2 teacher at West Haven Public School in Leduc.

    “Abby has demonstrated an excellent commitment to student learning and well-being, as well as a strong dedication to the teaching profession,” said West Haven Principal Jennifer O’Brien. “She has an outstanding natural ability to educate children all the while being enthusiastic, compassionate, and professional. She is well-organized and pursues sound pedagogy and intentional teaching practices. I feel blessed to have her as part of our team.”

    Even though Abby was not selected as the provincial winner, she is definitely a winner in the eyes of her students and colleagues. She was recognized by the Board of Trustees at their May 29 Regular Meeting.

    “Abby exemplifies the Teacher Quality Standards competencies in every aspect of her work,” said Trustee Robyn Steed. “Her ability to create a safe and inclusive learning environment, her skill in designing engaging and differentiated instruction, and her commitment to ongoing reflection and growth are just a few of the qualities that make her an exceptional educator.”

    Congratulations Abby, we look forward to your continued success in the classroom and as a valued member of the Black Gold family.

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