The Dean of UBC Faculty of Education, Dr. Blye Frank announced Dr. David Beare as the winner of the 2018 UBC Faculty of Education Alumni Teacher Award.
David Beare has taught drama at Handsworth Secondary School, North Vancouver, since 1996, and has directed theatre for youth since 1988. He is also a sessional lecturer at UBC, and mentors teacher candidates in the Theatre Education program.
Students, parents, former students and fellow teachers coordinated to nominate David. Across the nomination, he is consistently described as compassionate, inspiring, welcoming and empowering his students.
Dr. George Belliveau, Professor, Department of Language and Literacy in the Faculty of Education, presented the award at Handsworth Secondary School’s soldout original play: Blackout.