Edwin Parr Award Nominee

Clearview Public Schools

Melissa Burton, the kindergarten teacher at Botha School and all grades at Lanes Lake Colony School  has been selected by Clearview  Board trustees to represent Clearview as their nominee for the 2016 Alberta School Board Association (ASBA) Zone 4 Edwin Parr Teacher Award.

“Melissa is a terrific candidate for the Edwin Parr Award.  She embodies all the qualities we look for in a first year teacher,” Superintendent Barron stated.

Burton was born and raised on a grain farm in Olds, Ab., later moving to Australia where she graduated grade 12. She moved back to Canada and got an Agriculture Business Diploma. Later she decided to go back to school to become a elementary school teacher. Burton completed her first two years at Red Deer College and graduated her last three years at Canadian University College.

“I feel very honoured and privileged to have been nominated for the Edwin Parr Award. It is really gratifying to see that people recognize what you do in your classroom and can see all the extra work you put in to make the students’ year more successful and fun.” said Burton.

The Edwin Parr Award recognizes outstanding work by first year teachers in Alberta.

Established in 1964, it has always represented quality teaching and exemplary work. The ASBA Zone 4 nominees will be celebrated at a banquet on May 30, 2016 in Red Deer where Zone 4 winner will be announced.

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