Grace Broadfoot has been nominated for outstanding new teacher. Photo submitted

Kaslo teacher nominated for provincial award

J.V. Humphries’ teacher Grace Broadfoot is being considered for the honour

A teacher at Kaslo’s J.V. Humphries Elementary and Secondary School has been nominated for provincial education award.

Grace Broadfoot is one of three teachers under consideration for the outstanding new teacher award, which is part of the second annual Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education.

The awards recognize public, independent and First Nations school staff for their contributions to kindergarten through Grade 12 students.

“The impact of a good teacher is long-lasting and far-reaching,” said Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall in a statement. “Congratulations to Grace for this recognition. Her dedication to her students is outstanding and is greatly valued throughout the Kootenays.”

Winners will be announced in Victoria on Oct. 4, the day before World Teachers’ Day. They receive a $3,000 personal bursary for professional learning, a $2,000 contribution to their school community for professional learning and a commemorative work of art.

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