April 22, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Nominations for Teaching Excellence Awards (francophone sector) are being accepted by the Department of Education until Tuesday, May 11.
Awards will be presented to five teachers who displayed outstanding creativity, dynamism, and dedication to the students in 2009-10.
"This prestigious award recognizes and honours teachers who contribute to the promotion of excellence in the schools and acknowledges the quality of their work," said Education Minister Roland Haché. "I believe that all teachers do extraordinary work, but there are always some whose enthusiasm and dedication set them apart, and it is important that they be recognized. Their vitality, innovation, and commitment greatly foster the students' learning."
The Department of Education established the Teaching Excellence Awards program 17 years ago. The recognition of best practices and successes is one of the means of building the best Acadian and francophone schools in New Brunswick, proposed in the report of the Commission on Francophone Schools.
Those interested in nominating a teacher must obtain the candidate's consent and then submit a completed nomination form to the local school district office by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11. Nomination forms are available at francophone schools and in the five francophone school districts.
MEDIA CONTACT: Geneviève Mallet-Chiasson, communications, Department of Education, 506-444-2455.