Three elementary teachers recognized for 65 years of combined service to SD73

Area School Trustee Rhonda Kershaw presented gifts to three teachers at Barriere Elementary School

Barriere Elementary teacher Helen Fraser (l) receives acknowledgement from School Trustee Rhonda Kershaw for her 25 years of service to SD73.

Area School Trustee Rhonda Kershaw presented gifts to three teachers at Barriere Elementary School on June 18, during the Parent Tea.

Helen Fraser was acknowledged for 25 years of service, Christine Oates for 20 years of service and Val Williams for 20 years of service to SD73.

Dino Bruno, the custodian at Barriere Elementary and Barriere Secondary, was also recognized for 20 years of service.

Mrs. Ewashina commented on Helen’s dedication and excellent contribution to many events within the school other than instilling a love of reading for students; these include Spaghetti/Math Night, Heritage Fair, Young Artists, Parent Tea, Scholastic Book Fairs, Pac Projects, Art for Others, Social Club, Newspaper Group, Girls’ Group and so much more.

Christine was recognized for organizing Social Club, Pro-D and instilling a “love of reading” with her extraordinary dedication to Battle of the Books each year.

Mrs. Ewashina also commented on Val Williams, who even taught ‘down-under’ in Australia.  Val was noted to be an amazing advocate for McQueen Lake, and has taken many groups of students there during her career.  She just arrived back from McQueen with her students and all Grade six’s.  She is also the main teacher behind our “Community Garden”, which includes composting, planting, tending and leading her class and others in sustainability in every aspect.  Val is an amazing 21st century teacher with lessons that are needed in everyday life.

 

Barriere Elementary is lucky to have such amazing teachers!

 

 

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