Lakeland Catholic School Division is proud to announce that Katelynne Ringuette won the 2020 Edwin Parr Teacher Award.
Ringuette is going into her second year of teaching at École Notre Dame High School in Bonnyville and is also a proud alumna of Lakeland Catholic.
“I am so incredibly honored to be a recipient of Edwin Parr Recipient for Zone 2/3. I was humbled to be the nominee for Lakeland Catholic, a division with so many outstanding and deserving first year teachers,” said Ringuette.
This award recognizes outstanding first-year teachers in Alberta. School divisions annually nominate an exceptional first-year teacher for this award.
Every year, the Alberta School Boards’ Association (ASBA) honours six exemplary teachers in Alberta with this award.
A virtual celebration was held at Central Office during the evening on August 27.
“I am so grateful for all of the people who’ve helped and supported me throughout the year, and who make me look forward to coming into work each day.”
What makes Ringuette’s instruction exemplary is the manner in which she engages students in their learning. Through choice, reflection, critical thinking and synthesis, students are challenged to strive for excellence in every task.
Ringuette’s ability to foster effective relationships is well aligned with her school’s vision, Education is for Life.
Ringuette has a truly genuine, caring, and nurturing disposition with her students. She treats every student she encounters throughout her day with kindness and compassion, as a unique creation of God.
Lakeland Catholic School Division is very proud of Ringuette for receiving this prestigious award and for her commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.
“Teaching is a profession that requires passion, time, and a willingness to learn; it is nice to be recognized and to know that I am doing something right,” she said.
“I’m excited to start a new year, challenges and all, and to continue to grow as a teacher.”