Tue, 18 Mar, 2014
Erik Lundeen of Belmead School was named the District nominee for the Edwin Parr Teacher Award on March 18. Mr. Lundeen teaches Grades 4 to 6 in the Interactions program which supports students with autism spectrum disorder. Recognized for his interactive and visually stimulating lessons, leadership skills and dedication to both student and personal growth, Mr. Lundeen has a knack for identifying and celebrating the often small and incremental gains his students make. He inspires his students to believe in themselves and their ability to soar to new heights.
The other Edwin Parr Award finalists included Matthew Monsma and Carolyn Ray. At Edmonton Christian Northeast School, Mr. Monsma teaches Grade 2 physical education, Grade 5 social studies, Grade 8 science, outdoor education and physical education, and Grades 8 and 9 foods option class and bicycle maintenance class. Ms. Ray teaches a Grade 5 French Immersion class at Holyrood School. Congratulations to all these exceptional finalists for their unwavering energy, enthusiasm and commitment to putting children first.
Each year, the Alberta School Boards Association honours six outstanding first-year teachers to represent five zones throughout the province. These new teachers demonstrate excellence in utilizing a variety of instructional strategies to accommodate different students in their classrooms: the District names one of these first-year teachers as the Edwin Parr Teacher Award nominee every year.
The provincial winner will be announced at the ASBA Fall General Meeting in Fall 2014.
Read more about the Edwin Parr Award.
From left to right: Matthew Monsma, Carolyn Ray and Erik Lundeen.