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Vote Emma Brown as QuickSchools Teacher of the Year 2012!

April 24, 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:

1. Sharing the link of this blog post on Facebook (counts as 4 votes)
2. Sharing the link of this blog post on Twitter (counts as 4 votes)
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 Comments leave one →
  1. April 25, 2012 7:39 am

    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!

    • Emma Brown permalink
      May 4, 2012 5:26 am

      Kasia that is so kind, thankyou so much 🙂

  2. lloydalter permalink
    April 25, 2012 7:50 am

    I have known Emma all her life, and this doesn’t surprise me a bit.

  3. Shu Thatsit permalink
    April 25, 2012 8:58 am

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

    • Emma Brown permalink
      May 15, 2012 4:31 am

      so sweet, thankyou so much:)

  4. Evey Sexsmith permalink
    April 25, 2012 9:00 am

    Emma is amazing.
    enough said.

  5. evan mondeuce permalink
    April 25, 2012 10:30 am

    vote for emma 2012 and forever!!!!!! whooooo

  6. Aaron permalink
    April 25, 2012 10:39 am

    emma is an awesome teacher :3

  7. Susannah permalink
    April 25, 2012 11:24 am

    Emma totally deserves this!

  8. April 25, 2012 3:06 pm

    She deserves this !

  9. Emma Brown permalink
    April 26, 2012 3:33 am

    thankyou so much everyone for your support and comments, so kind of you all! :))))))

  10. Kelly Rossiter permalink
    April 26, 2012 4:17 am

    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.

  11. Beth L. permalink
    April 26, 2012 6:06 am

    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!

  12. Grace C permalink
    April 26, 2012 8:22 am

    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!

  13. Valior permalink
    May 4, 2012 4:13 am

    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!

    • Emma Brown permalink
      May 4, 2012 5:19 am

      that means so much to me, thankyou so much:)))

  14. May 4, 2012 4:20 am

    Very Deserving!

  15. laura permalink
    May 4, 2012 4:48 am

    Yes Ms Brown!!! You should win!!

    • Emma Brown permalink
      May 4, 2012 6:01 am

      thankyou so much Laura!:)))

  16. Emma Brown permalink
    May 4, 2012 5:24 am

    thankyou so much everyone for your incredible support! 🙂

  17. Lani permalink
    May 4, 2012 5:34 am

    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. 🙂

    • Emma Brown permalink
      May 4, 2012 5:59 am

      aw Lani that is so kind of you, thankyou so much for your support!

  18. Cam permalink
    May 4, 2012 5:40 am

    Very smart and witty teacher, deserves herself some iPad goodness..

    • Emma Brown permalink
      May 4, 2012 6:00 am

      haha, aw Thanks so much Cam!!!

  19. Anika permalink
    May 4, 2012 6:56 am

    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!

    • Emma Brown permalink
      May 5, 2012 1:14 am

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

  20. Ben permalink
    May 4, 2012 8:54 am

    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!

    • Emma Brown permalink
      May 5, 2012 1:13 am

      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!:)))

  21. samdnss permalink
    May 4, 2012 10:04 am

    Ms. Brown *in da house*

    • Emma Brown permalink
      May 5, 2012 1:15 am

      haha, you know it! thanks Sam!!:))

  22. NATHAN permalink
    May 6, 2012 4:19 am

    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…

    • Emma Brown permalink
      May 10, 2012 12:29 am

      thankyou nathan for your support!!:)))

  23. Vanessa permalink
    May 7, 2012 8:38 am

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

    • Emma Brown permalink
      May 10, 2012 12:30 am

      thankyou so much Vanessa!!

  24. Nicole permalink
    May 15, 2012 4:37 am

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

    • Emma Brown permalink
      May 15, 2012 5:17 am

      THANKYOU SO MUCH NICOLE, that is so sweet and really makes me wanna cry:))

  25. Debra permalink
    May 15, 2012 7:13 am

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

    • Emma Brown permalink
      May 16, 2012 2:37 am

      THANKYOU SO MUCH :)) Your support means so much, thankyouuu:))

  26. May 15, 2012 7:41 am

    Ms.Brown is hands down the best teacher you could possibly ask for.

    • Emma Brown permalink
      May 16, 2012 1:12 am

      thankyou so much Matt!! Your support means alot!:))

  27. Chris permalink
    May 15, 2012 7:59 am

    There aren’t many teachers out there as awesome as Ms.Brown!

    • Emma Brown permalink
      May 16, 2012 1:12 am

      thankyou so much for the support Chris!!:))

  28. Marj permalink
    May 16, 2012 6:44 am

    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.

    • Emma permalink
      May 19, 2012 8:08 am

      thankyou so much ❤ that means so much!:))

  29. johnny permalink
    May 19, 2012 10:24 am


    • Emma permalink
      May 19, 2012 8:09 am

      thankyou so much for your support!:))


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