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FMPSD Edwin Parr Nominee: Jennifer Dahl

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(Fort McMurray, AB - April 26th, 2023) The Fort McMurray Public School Division (FMPSD) is proud to announce that Jennifer Dahl, a Dave McNeilly Public School teacher, earned a prestigious nomination for the Alberta School Boards Association's (ASBA) Edwin Parr Teacher Award. The award celebrates the incredible impact of first-year teachers in Alberta.

Celebrating almost six decades, the Edwin Parr Teacher Award underscores the extraordinary efforts of exceptional first-year teachers like Jennifer. Her first year in teaching has set a standard for educational innovation, cultural sensitivity, community engagement, and, most importantly, personal dedication to each student's success.

With an unwavering passion for music education, Jennifer has skillfully orchestrated a learning environment where inclusivity harmonizes with excellence. Serving a diverse student body of over 440 students from the Early Development Program (ECDP) to grade 6, Jennifer's classrooms resonate with more than just melodies; they echo her dedication to nurturing each child's musical and personal growth.

Dave McNeilly Public School Principal Dave Parsons praises Jennifer's selection as the Division's nominee for the Edwin Parr Award.

"We are truly honoured and excited to have Jennifer Dahl as our nominee for the prestigious Edwin Parr Award, representing the Fort McMurray Public School Division. As the music teacher at Dave McNeilly Public School, Jennifer embodies the spirit of excellence and passion for education that we deeply value in our community. Her innovative teaching methods, dedication to fostering a love for music among her students, and ability to inspire those around her have made an indelible impact on our school culture. Jennifer's commitment extends beyond the classroom; she actively engages with the broader school community, contributing to a vibrant, inclusive, and supportive environment that enriches us all. We are truly grateful to have her as a pivotal member of the Dave McNeilly family, where her contributions continue to inspire and elevate our collective pursuit of educational excellence."

FMPSD takes immense pride in forwarding Jennifer Dahl as its nominee for the Edwin Parr Award. The award signifies a tradition of honouring novice teachers who exhibit qualities and potentials that parallel the late Edwin Parr's educational ideals. Jennifer embodies this spirit, emphasizing academic excellence and creating an environment that values respect, safety, engagement, and success for each student.

For additional information, contact:

Momin Syed                                                           
Communications Coordinator
Fort McMurray Public School Division