From left: Pat Tann, executive director of BCAITC, Monica Bradbury and B.C. Minister of Agriculture, Lana Popham. (Submitted photo)

Ballenas Secondary teacher receives special honour

Bradbury is the recipient of the BCAITC Outstanding Teacher Award

Monica Bradbury, a home economics teacher from Ballenas Secondary in Parksville, was recognized at a recent awards ceremony.

Bradbury is the recipient of the British Columbia Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation’s Outstanding Teacher award. With 30 years of teaching and experience with more than 5,000 students, the foundation chose Bradbury for her connection to the local farming community and her ability to connect students to the food we eat, how it’s produced and where it comes from.

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Pat Tonn, executive director at BCAITC, said Bradbury connects students to agriculture with activities outside of the classroom — from meeting farmers, to purchasing local food to bring back and cook in school.

“Monica is an outstanding mentor in agriculture education,” said Tonn. “Her wholehearted passion for sustainability, agriculture and food coupled with her love of teaching creates an exciting learning environment for students.”

— NEWS staff

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