Vote Emma Brown as QuickSchools Teacher of the Year 2012!

Help Emma Brown win the inaugural QuickSchools Teacher of the Year awardTo all teachers out there, we salute you! is a fully-online school management system.

Emma Brown is a Rockstar Teacher!

Ms Brown teaches English & History at The Dragon Academy in Toronto, Canada. Her nomination came from a fellow parent at the school, Camille. Here’s what Camille had to say about Ms Brown.

Ms. Brown makes learning interesting, exciting and the right amount of challenging to bring out the best in every student. She really cares about each student as an individual and gives attention to their individual interests and needs. And she’s nice and patient all of the time.

Now that’s simply fantastic!

We then asked Ms Brown a few questions…

How did you get into teaching?

I have wanted to be a teacher since I was a teenager. I was always interested in sexual health education so I pursued a degree is sexual diversity studies and then went into teachers college to complete my bachelor of education. I was so grateful for the amazing teachers in my life, I wanted to have the same impact on students in the future as a teacher myself. Its been my life long dream, and the career I was meant to have.

What do you hope for your students?

I hope my students will be strong and brave critical thinkers. I hope that they will question everything they see and hear, and most importantly gain confidence in themselves to make their voice heard in this world. I hope my students will go out into the world and remember that knowledge and education are the best tools we have to change this world.

Anything you’d like to share with us? e.g. favorite moments, etc.

More than anything else, I believe in comprehensive, honest and open sexual health education and I am thankful for the Dragon Academy for giving me the chance to implement this program of sexual education into the physical education program.

Help Ms Brown win an iPad3. Vote for her by:

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3. Commenting on this article to give your support to Ms Brown (counts as 6 votes)
4. Writing an article or creating a quick video testimonial in support of Ms Brown (counts as 20 votes! Woot!!!)

Yes, you can do all four! 🙂

Voting ends at 11.59 pm on Friday May 18, 2012. Winner will be announced on May 25, 2012.

47 thoughts on “Vote Emma Brown as QuickSchools Teacher of the Year 2012!

  1. You couldn’t have found a more real, helpful person than Ms. Brown! I’ve known Emma my whole life, and as the younger of the two by a few years have always looked up to her. It was no surprise to me that she went into teaching, especially teaching one of the most difficult subjects in such an open and positive way. Just ran into her at the Reference Library the other day with her students! Go Ms. Brown!

  2. Only Emma can actually be proud of teaching her students and still keep the same attitude when shes finished the day/week/year

  3. I wasn’t surprised when I heard that Emma was going into teaching, she’s a natural for it! Smart, caring, compassionate, Emma has everything you want in a teacher.

  4. Yay, Emma! It was only a matter of time, I think. Congratulations for doing what you do so well and all the best as you keep doing it!

  5. Emma, you truly are a rockstar teacher!! Educating future generations about something as crucial as sexual health is the equivalent of giving them a first-aid survival kit to the world. Please keep up your amazing work — for their benefit, and for society’s as well!

  6. Emma has always been a great medium between teacher and student. She truly understands how students work, how to connect with us, and how to have fun with us. There’s never a day when I look at my schedule and am disheartened or exasperated when I have a class with her. She’s informative, outgoing, and all together a wonderful person; you have my vote Emma!

  7. You totally deserve this, and you’re an amazing teacher! You worked so hard on the New York trip and I’m really proud to vote for you. 🙂

  8. Personally, I have been through a positive slew of teachers that I have completely hated, and, considering how many classes I have with Ms. Brown and how pissy I can be, my complete and utter lack of any resentment towards her is a good sign to begin with.
    Add to that the fact that she makes classes fun, teaches well and reaches out to every single one of her students and you have one pretty frickin’ awesome teacher.
    Congrats, Ms. Brown!
    You totally deserve it, and I hope you win!

    • aw Anika, thankyou so much for your kindness! it means so much to have your support:))

  9. I have had one class with Ms. Brown, and it was amazing. It was gym, but through this one class she changed my life. She was able to push me to be better than i thought i could be just by always being their and supporting me. Her teaching style was incredible, she was able to convey the normally boring and awkward information of sex ed in new and fun ways, by doing things like incorporating games, and other innovating teaching styles. Even though she no longer teaches me i know that she is always their for me, and that is something most teachers don’t have. We feel like we can relate to her because she puts in the extra effort too. I recently went on a newyork trip with the school which she helped chaperoned, she was able to keep us safe and in check when nessesary and allowed us to enjoy when time allowed, she helped make my trip all it could be, not for her own interest but for ours. Ms. Brown truly does deserve this. Good luck and thank you!

    • wow Ben, that is seriously so kind and means the world to me! thankyou so much for your support and always being such an incredible student! New York was totally awesome, thanks for making it such a success!:)))

  10. Ms. Brown is probably the most resilient teacher I have ever known. I mean, she tolerates me, so that should demonstrate to her her incredible patience…

  11. Ms Brown has been an inspiration for my son, he now loves Phys Ed, and a fantastic colleague to me – Way to go Emma!

  12. Good luck Emma…. you deserve to win!!! We all knew during teacher’s college that you would make a difference!!

  13. Emma is a very hard working dedicated teacher, she deserves this nomination and I hope she wins, keep voting for her!

  14. Emma really deserves all the best in the world.
    The way she talks about her job and how much she enjoys working with all the kids shows just how dedicated she really is. She’s compassionate, smart, caring, and goes the extra mile to help everyone around her. She is an amazing teacher and I really believe she will and continues to be a positive influence in many students lives.

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