(Image from Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)

(Image from Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)

Red Deer teacher an award finalist for Catholic school division

École Camille J. Lerouge School teacher chosen by school board

A teacher from École Camille J. Lerouge School was chosen as Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools’ finalist for the Edwin Parr Award.

Quinn Swensrude was selected by the school board to be the division’s finalist for the Alberta School Boards Association’s first-year teaching award.

Sinead Armstrong, principal at École Camille, said the entire school community is incredibly proud of Swensrude and his nomination.

“Teaching and learning in a French Immersion environment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been full of challenges; however, Quinn has started his career with determination, compassion and a desire to make a difference. He has a passion to give back to our greater community through coaching and makes an effort to connect with all of our students,” Armstrong said.

Cynthia Leyson, trustee and ASBA Zone 4 representative, said she had the privilege of witnessing Quinn’s approach to education.

“He captivated the classroom, delivering French language lessons in fun and enjoyable ways, and students in return treated him with respect and good behavior,” Leyson said.

“Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools is honoured to recognize Mr. Swensrude’s exceptional ability to meet the needs of all learners, his passion for creating an inclusive learning environment and his commitment to making Christ known to children,” said board Chair Kim Pasula.

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