Clearview Public Schools is pleased to announce that Christine Roland has been selected by our Board of Trustees to represent Clearview as our nominee for the 2021 Alberta School Board Association (ASBA) Zone 4 Edwin Parr Teacher Award.
Roland is in her first year teaching at Byemoor School.
The Edwin Parr Award recognizes outstanding work by first year teachers in Alberta. Established in 1964, it represents quality teaching and exemplary work.
“It is with great pleasure that I nominated Christine Roland as a candidate for the 2021 Edwin Parr Award,” wrote Principal Keith in her nomination letter.
“She is extremely dedicated to her students, works well with her colleagues, and is committed to contributing to a positive school culture. We are very lucky to have such a positive and enthusiastic member as part of our Byemoor School Community.”
Superintendent Brenda MacDonald also added, “Christine is able to inspire success and love of learning in her students regardless of the daunting challenges this year has presented.
Roland grew up on a ranch northeast of Castor.
She attended Theresetta Catholic School in Castor and graduated from Gus Wetter School in 2016. Immediately after high school, she began the Elementary Education Transfer program at Red Deer College. She was accepted into the Red Deer College and University of Alberta Middle Years Program and graduated in April 2020 with a Bachelor of Elementary Education.
“I am honoured and very thankful to be nominated for the Edwin Parr Award,” she said. “I would like to thank the students, staff, parents, and community of Byemoor School for their support, kindness, and willingness to learn with me. I would also like to thank the Board of Trustees for putting forth my nomination.
“I truly love teaching and learning, and I am fortunate to do both with my wonderful students and colleagues.”
Roland teaches Grades 4-9 math, Grades 4-9 science, Grades 4-9 physical education, Grades 4-6 music, Grades 7-9 options, and shares duties for K-3 physical education.
In addition to teaching, she co-coached the Gr. 4-9 volleyball team and coached the Gr. 6-9 badminton team. Roland also hosts an after-school mindfulness program.
Outside of school, she enjoys cooking, playing crib, camping, and spending time with her friends and family.
The ASBA Zone 4 nominees will be celebrated at a virtual event on May 31st where the Zone 4 winner will be announced.
Congratulations Christine, and thank you for being part of the Clearview team!