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Green receives distinguished teaching award

posted Jun 5, 2017, 3:47 PM by Kathy Carr
Erin Green, grade seven resource teacher at Carberry Collegiate, has been awarded the Dis­tinguished Middle Years Teacher of the Year by Brandon University. She received this award at the Brandon Univer­sity Convocation on Friday, May 28.
One of her grade seven students, Natasha Falk, initiated the nomination because “Ms. Green explains things thoroughly and will repeat it, if needed. She also shows a lot of interest in what is going on in our lives. She makes us feel good.”
Principal Bruce McCallum followed up with the recommendation with a letter of support. “Ms. Green is a very dedicated and professional individual who demonstrates a passion for teaching. She makes all students feel valued and recognizes everyone for their strength and interest.” This is a reflection on the students and staff at the Collegiate.
Ms. Green, who is currently on maternity leave with her second child, five month old Olivia, was completely taken by surprise when she received the phone call from her alma mater, Brandon University, one month ago. She was pleased to receive a framed certificate, a silver pencil holder and a cheque for $200 for student activities at Car­berry Collegiate.
Erin was fortunate enough to win this award alongside her former French teacher, Will Lamont, from Elton Collegiate. Mr. Lamont received the award for senior high school. Brandon University provides the Distinguished Teacher awards annually to former B.U. graduates.
Ms. Green has taught for 13 years, which inc­luded one year stints at Selkirk, Forest, R.J. Waugh and the last ten years at Carberry Col­legiate. She lives in Brandon with her husband Dean Meadows and four-year-old daug­h­ter, Natalie and will be returning to her teaching duties in January 2018. 
Congratulations Erin and Natasha!

by Gladwyn Scott