Kailey Leggette from VES - 2016 Edwin Parr Winner!
On Friday, May 27th, 2016 at a ceremony In Edmonton, Ms. Kailey Leggette of Buffalo Trail Public Schools was selected as the winner of the Alberta School Board’s Zone 2/3 2016 Edwin Parr Award.
This is an award given to outstanding first year teachers by the Alberta School Board Association (ASBA). Only six first year teachers from across the entire province of Alberta are selected to receive this prestigious award. Over twenty School Boards from ASBA Zone 2/3 submitted candidates for consideration by the selection committee and Ms. Leggette took home the gold.
As a first year teacher at Vermilion Elementary School, Kailey’s goal is to bring her love of music, the outdoors and making a difference in her classroom. When asked what they like most about music, one student described Miss Leggette’s music class as “so much fun, because you never know what you will learn that day. We might get to learn new songs, play instruments, compose music, play games or learning about cool guys like Mozart and Beethoven.”
This award provides recognition of the work being done in BTPS to support our new teachers. We are very proud of the work our mentorship, teacher effectiveness support teams and school based professional development days do to support our new teachers. “The BTPS Board of Trustees has made a commitment to the growth of our staff to increase teacher effectiveness to maximize student learning,” says Superintendent Bob Allen, “the time that our staff spends on non-student days are days spent learning and working hard to do all we can for our students. Time for new teachers like Kailey to network and learn with our more experienced staff is invaluable. We appreciate the support of our parents who understand the benefits of making sure our teachers have the best knowledge available to educate their children.”
Since 2009, BTPS has had three of their first year teachers recognized through this very significant provincial award, one in 2009, another in 2014 and now Ms. Leggette in 2016. We are very proud of this and continue to support our teachers in their growth as educators.
Congratulations Ms. Leggette on a job well done!