Provost School teacher receives 2014 APEGA award
Brad Pylypow, from Provost School, was one of 20 math and sciences teachers from across Alberta to be selected for the 2014 APEGA Teacher Award. The award is sponsored by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and is awarded to nominated teachers that have “instilled a love of science, math and physics” in their students.
Mr. Pylypow, who teaches junior high science and math, as well as senior high physics and math, was nominated by his school’s staff, parents and students. His nominators were unanimous in their admiration for his “above and beyond” efforts to assist students with their learning. As one of his student nominators stated, “He was able to take a topic that when I read in the textbook seemed boring into something that interested me enough that I would spend hours on the internet to learn more about it.”
As a result of Mr. Pylypow receiving the award, Provost School will receive a $2,000 donation from APEGA, to be used for “professional development, equipment, resource materials, website development teaching aids or others tools to improve teaching and student learning”, as stated in the APEGA announcement letter. Mr. Pylypow will also receive a framed certificate including quotes from his nomination package.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I congratulate Brad on his accomplishment,” said Board Chair Darcy Eddleston. “The APEGA award appropriately reflects the endless hours he has spent in serving the students of Buffalo Trail. It is exciting to know that his students at Provost School have been thriving under his tutelage and we have seen evidence of that with his students’ assessment results and from his nomination package. I wish Brad continued success in his career.”
“I have deep admiration for the patience and caring Brad has demonstrated for his students; he is very deserving of this award,” said Superintendent Bob Allen. “Buffalo Trail has great staff and when one of us is recognized in a positive way it reflects well on all of us. I congratulate Brad on his achievement and I look forward to recognizing his efforts at our annual staff celebration day in October.
At this time I would also like to congratulate Ashley Gramlich, Stan Fox, and Marty Person - all from Marwayne Jubilee School - who were also nominated for the 2014 awards. Keep up the great work!”