Congratulations to Dayna Anwender from Barnwell School for being selected as the Horizon School Division Edwin Parr Teacher Award Nominee!
Originally from Saskatchewan, Dayna moved to Alberta and graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Arts (English major, History minor) in 2019. She then continued on at the University of Lethbridge and graduated in 2021 with a Bachelor of Education (English Language Arts). At Barnwell School, Dayna teaches Junior High Language Arts, Grade 6 Social Studies, Literacy Intervention, and Junior High Options classes.
Barnwell School Principal, Barb Arend states, "From the beginning of the school year, Dayna has worked on fostering effective relationships with staff, students, and parents. Dayna continually volunteers and willingly assists colleagues with projects they are engaged in for the betterment of the school.
She maintains excellent communication with parents through phone calls and emails and reaches out when she is concerned about students to ensure she is able to provide appropriate support.
Dayna has an inclusive classroom and prominently shows that she is an ally to all students she works with. Dayna greets the students in her classes each time they come into the room and she has taken the time to know them personally so that she can engage in conversations with them that go beyond the classroom."
Way to go Dayna. Horizon School Division is excited to have you as this year's Edwin Parr nominee!!