Candidates introduced to Clearview board for award nomination

Two first-year teachers are candidates for nomination for the Alberta Schools Board Association (ASBA) Edwin Parr Award.

Two first-year teachers, candidates for nomination for the Alberta Schools Board Association (ASBA) Edwin Parr Award, Jennifer Knowles from Gadsby Colony School and Melissa Burton from Botha School/Lanes Lake Colony School appeared at the regular Clearview board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 25 and spoke about their teaching experiences.

“There is great joy in finding a relationship where you can seek to share special qualities in order to bring out the very best in each other and I strive everyday to ensure that we create meaningful learning opportunities for our students, because I believe they deserve the best we have to offer,” said Jennifer Knowles.

Melissa Burton spoke about her philosophy as a teacher.

“The main question we ask ourselves is what we are going to live by as a teacher, I find that there are way too many dated teachers in the world that do not teach so that the students understand or make the students care about what they are learning about,” said Burton. “As teachers we need to make the class alive so our students keep coming back for more.”

According to Burton, when she teaches her students she wants to show them her passion for the subject.

Clearview is limited to nominate only one name for ASBA award.

Clearview Public Schools want community feedback about Policy 105

At the meeting the Clearview board of trustees discussed plans for the public consultation sessions that are scheduled for Tuesday, March 15 at the Gus Wetter School in Castor and Wednesday, March 16 at the William E. Hay Secondary Campus in Stettler at 7 p.m. on both days.

The trustees wish to review what Clearview’s next steps should be with regard to the new guidelines that the provincial government have proposed to school boards across Alberta in relation to gender boundaries.

Although the Clearview board believes they already have best practices in place for ‘Welcoming, Caring, Respectful, and Safe Schools’, they would like to hear what staff, students, parents have to say at the public hearings before making further changes to their existing Policy 105.

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