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Chilliwack teacher wins teaching excellence award

One of Chilliwack's own is being recognized with a teaching excellence award.

Teacher Hillary Devries, who has taught at Sardis elementary and Chance alternate, and is currently a support teacher in the school district, has been selected to receive a Premier's Award for Teaching Excellence.

The awards, which were started in 2009, are meant to highlight the outstanding efforts of teachers and to reward them for their contributions to the education system.

As award recipient, Devries has also been selected to attend the BC Teachers' Institute on Parliamentary Democracy in Victoria from April 24-28.

The bi-annual institute is an intensive four days of professional development into B.C.'s parliamentary system.

Devries will be presented her teaching excellence award by Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point during the institute.

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