Red Deer teacher finalist for Catholic School Division – Red Deer Advocate

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A teacher from Camille J. Lerouge School has been chosen as a Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools finalist for the Edwin Parr Award.

Quinn Swensrude was chosen by the school board to be the divisional finalist for the Alberta School Boards Association’s First Year Teaching Award.

Sinead Armstrong, Principal of Ecole Camille, said the entire school community is incredibly proud of Swensrude and her appointment.

“Teaching and learning in a French immersion environment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging; however, Quinn began her career with determination, compassion and a desire to make a difference. He has a passion for giving back to our great community through coaching and strives to connect with all of our students,” said Armstrong.

ASBA Zone 4 Administrator and Representative Cynthia Leyson said she was privileged to witness Quinn’s approach to education.

“He captivated the class, giving French lessons in a fun and enjoyable way, and the students in return treated him with respect and good behavior,” Leyson said.

“Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools are honored 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 council chairwoman Kim Pasula.



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