For the Lakeside Leader
Kinuso School teacher Landon Fink is the High Prairie School Division nominee for the Edwin Parr Award.
The HPSD board nominated Fink for the prestigious award for Zone 1 of the Alberta School Boards Association, says a June 18 release.
The award is given to a first-year teacher who goes above and beyond the duties normally expected of a teacher.
School Principal Linda Green says Fink deserves the nomination.
“I have worked with many excited and motivated first-year teachers,” she says, “but Landon’s consistent pursuit of new knowledge, strategies and solutions to support the success of students is beyond what I have experienced.”
Green continues: “This, combined with a positive outlook, encouraging presence and coach-ability, puts Landon in a very strong position to become a master teacher early in his career.”
Other candidates for the nomination were Blake Skahl of C.J. Schurter School in Slave Lake, Michael Gouge of Prairie River Junior High in High Prairie and Jessie Benoit of G.P. Vanier School in Donnelly.
Fink coaches volleyball and basketball at the school and is the school’s athletic director, in addition to his regular teaching duties, which include elementary and junior high health, physical education and social studies.