Nominations open for Teaching Excellence Awards (francophone sector) (09/05/06)

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May 6, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Nominations are being accepted for the 16th Teaching Excellence Awards (francophone sector) until Wednesday, May 13.

Those interested in nominating a teacher for the 2008-09 school year must obtain the candidate's consent and then submit a completed nomination form to the local school district office by 4:30 p.m. Nomination forms are available at francophone schools and the five francophone school districts.

Every year, the minister of Education presents teaching excellence awards to a teacher in each francophone school district who displays outstanding creativity, dynamism, and dedication to the students.

"I believe in the importance of recognizing professionalism, innovation, and the positive influence on our children of all educators who work in the New Brunswick education system," said Education Minister Kelly Lamrock. "They play a key role in our objective of building the best education system in Canada."

The award is designed, among other things, to honour teachers who contribute to the promotion of excellence in the schools. The award is also intended to acknowledge the quality of their work; making the public aware of excellence in the education system; and encouraging the public to become involved in the life of schools.

Since the Teaching Excellence Awards were established in 1992, 131 teachers have earned this distinction.


MEDIA CONTACT: Johanne Le Blanc, communications, Department of Education, 506-453-3085.