Edmonton, AB (October 5, 2016): Statement from Dr. David Swann on World Teacher’s Day:
“On World Teacher’s Day I’d like to thank all of Alberta’s teachers for the amazing work they do.
“Teaching is one of the great professions. One merely has to hear the phrase ‘favourite teacher’ and an image rises in our minds of a person who changed our life through their dedication, hard work and, sometimes, sheer stubborn refusal to let us fail.
“Whether showing young minds the wonder of reading and writing, pushing the boundaries of knowledge at universities or preserving our indigenous cultures through languages and traditions, teachers are the foundation of our society.
“Alberta’s teachers are some of the best in the world and fully deserve all the recognition we can offer them. I wish them all a very happy World Teacher’s Day.”