Mountview Elementary School teacher Shelly Peel was a finalist in the inaugural Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education this past Friday, Oct. 5 in Victoria. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake teacher named finalist for B.C. education award

A School District 27 teacher was honoured as a finalist last Friday

A School District 27 teacher was honoured as a finalist last Friday at the inaugural Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education.

Mountview Elementary School teacher Shelly Peel was recognized as a finalist in the Community Engagement Category.

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Peel was joined by board chair Tanya Guenther, principal Craig Munroe, principal Calvin Williams and SD27 Superintendent Mark Wintjes in Victoria at Government House.

Peel was one of 27 outstanding education professionals from throughout the province named as finalists in the awards.

The Premier’s Awards for Excellence were created as a way to honour the efforts of those who go above and beyond to make life better for students in B.C.

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A total of 188 nominations were received in nine categories: seven honouring the dedication of teachers, one recognizing principals, vice-principals and administrators, and another celebrating support staff.

Premier John Horgan, Rob Fleming, minister of education and Lt. Gov. Janet Austin were in attendance at the awards.

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