Black Press and Staples, in partnership with Camosun College, are proud to recognize some of the great teachers found here in the Capital Region. We asked our readers to nominate teachers who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of the students they teach.
Peter Atkinson is a teacher at Oak Bay High School. Here is what nominator Naomi McKay had to say about him:
Peter Atkinson teaches Marine Biology at Oak Bay and has been my daughter’s teacher for the past two years. I am told that his love of teaching was inherited from his father, also a teacher at OBBHS. As a parent to a high school aged/independent student, I don’t have the same level of contact with her teachers as in prior years. However, regularly I hear from her about how much she loves Mr. Atkinson and how great he is as a teacher. Last year she participated in the Sea of Cortez Biology trip with Mr. Atkinson, several students from OBHS and students from Alberta. This was a life changing trip which solidified her deep love of the ocean. This trip would not have been possible had it not been for Mr. Atkinson’s enthusiasm and commitment. He is an amazing, inspiring and hardworking teacher and I am eternally grateful for his influence and guidance in my daughter’s life. I am certain I will be but one of many who nominate him for this deserving award.