Edwin Parr Award Nomination
Foothills School Division congratulates Shealeigh Brandford, as the recipient of Foothills School Division’s Edwin Parr Award nomination for 2017/2018! With this nomination Shealeigh will now represent the Division at the zone level.
Shealeigh shared with the interview panel that her passion for education began at an early age which carried into her pursuit of her Bachelor of Arts in English Language Arts and Literature and her Bachelor of Education at the University of Lethbridge in 2016.
This school year Shealeigh is learning with and working collaboratively with her colleagues at Oilfields School to deepen and expand pedagogical practices including the use of Visible Thinking Routines. Shealeigh further shared evidence of the strong relationships she is forming with all students and her understanding that each student needs someone to be their advocate. This is reflected in the multiple curricular opportunities she has become a part of including GSA sponsor, FNMI representative teacher, Book Club and coaching/co-coaching multiple sports teams.
FSD’s Board and Executive congratulate the nominees for their commitment to student learning. Their passion for their chosen profession and deep caring for their students was highly evident in their presentations to the selection committee.
The Edwin Parr Teacher Award is presented to six outstanding first-year teachers across the province of Alberta. Mr. Edwin Parr was a school board Trustee and president of the Alberta School Trustees Association from 1956 – 1962. To honour his legacy, ASBA established this award in his name in 1964.