Glenmary teacher receives Edwin Parr nomination

Chris Clegg
South Peace News

Cassidy Yasinski

A Manning woman who has retuned home to the Peace Country to teach is this year’s Edwin Parr Award nominee.

At its April 21 regular board meeting, the Holy Family Catholic Regional Division [HFCRD] board of trustees unanimously nominated Cassidy Yasinski.

Yasinski is a first-year teacher at Glenmary School in Peace River who teaches junior and senior high Math and Science.

She earned the nomination by demonstrating a high level of understanding of how students learn best and for fostering a learning environment with enthusiasm for course content.

“Cassidy always believes that students come first and continually strives to make a positive difference in students’ lives. Despite only being a first-year teacher, Cassidy’s extensive knowledge and instructional capabilities enable students to experience a high degree of success and enjoyment in her classes,” said Glenmary School principal David Amiot.

“She is a fantastic educator who consistently exhibits an understanding of how students learn through the use of developmentally suitable resources,” he adds.

Yasinski graduated from the University of Alberta in 2019 earning her Bachelor of Science with specialization in Science and Education.

To more accurately describe the success of her first year at the school, Glenmary administration invited students and parents to write letters of support for Yasinski’s nomination.

Every year, an outstanding first-year teacher is recognized by HFCRD with an Edwin Parr Award nomination.

All nominees in Zone 1 are recognized at a fall banquet where the Zone 1 nominee is announced by the selection committee.

The Zone 1 nominee then goes to the provincial level where they are presented one of the six provincial awards.

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