Marc-Andre Brisson, a Grade 7 and 8 teacher at James Strath Public School in Peterborough, is recognized as this week’s Petes Overtime Teacher.
Mr. Brisson is being acknowledged for his ongoing hard work, consistency and support that he provides his students. While fostering a safe and enthusiastic learning environment, the James Strath educator maintains a positive attitude and encourages his students to do the same.
“Mr. Brisson is always looking to connect and engage his students,” said Cameron Reynolds, the student who nominated Mr. Brisson. “Whether it is about our shared love for hockey, or what’s going on in the news, he makes an effort to have a personal connection with each student to make all the students feel very appreciated.”
Each week the Petes will recognize and celebrate one teacher or educational assistant from the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board or Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington Catholic School Board, for the additional time and effort they have put in during the pandemic to ensure the success of their students.
The Petes welcome students, parents and other members of the community to nominate deserving teachers or educational assistants by filling out this form. The Petes will be accepting nominations and recognizing one teacher per week until Thursday, June 17. A voting period will open up from Saturday, June 19 at 8:00 am until Monday, June 21 at 8:00 pm to crown the ultimate Overtime Teacher. The winning teacher will receive an amazing Petes prize package that includes a Zoom call with Petes Head Coach Rob Wilson and goaltender Tye Austin for their students, and two tickets to the Petes home opener in 2021.