T.A. Norris School teacher Emma Dempsey has been nominated by the Peace River School Division for the 2019 Edwin Parr award.
Dempsey is new to the area after arriving in Alberta from New Brunswick and says she was nervous to move at first, but she knows it was the right choice.
“Everyone at T.A. has been kind and supportive, and I have felt comfortable from day one. They have made the transition to teaching so easy and I cannot imagine having taught anywhere else my first year. I am glad that I did it.”
Dempsey teaches 22 Grade 5 student sat TANS and she has also assumed coaching roles with the T.A. Timberwolves grade 7 and 8 basketball teams.
The Edwin Parr Award is handed out by the Alberta School Boards Association to six outstanding first-year teachers within the six ABSA zones across the province.