School board seeking excellence in teaching nominations

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Recognizing those who inspire in innovative ways

The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board is accepting nominations for its 2013 Excellence in Teaching awards.

AMHERST – The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union are seeking nominations for outstanding teachers who exemplify excellence in teaching.

Students, parents, guardians, community members and educational colleagues are encouraged to nominate an outstanding teacher for a 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award by Feb. 28.

Every day across the school board, there are extraordinary teachers who go above and beyond to inspire our students in creative, innovative and effective ways. The Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize and celebrate teachers whose dedication to excellence provides our students with the skills necessary to prepare them for life-long learning and success.

Three people must nominate each candidate: a school administrator, a teacher colleague, and a member of the public (i.e. parent, guardian or a student).

Nomination forms are available at all school offices, through school advisory councils and on the CCRSB website (ccrsb.ednet.ns.ca).

The awards will be presented on May 7.

Up to 15 awards will be given out, with recipients from each of the three NSTU locals within CCRSB. Each recipient will receive a certificate of recognition and $500 to use within their teaching program.

The Excellence in Teaching Awards, jointly sponsored by the CCRSB and NSTU, are presented annually to recognize outstanding teachers and celebrate teaching excellence within CCRSB.

To be eligible, nominees must hold a Nova Scotia teaching certificate, be a school-based staff member (includes teachers, department heads, vice-principals and principals), have taught with the CCRSB during 2012-13 and not have received an Excellence in Teaching Award in the last five years.

 

Organizations: CCRSB, Nova Scotia Teachers Union, Central Regional School Board

Geographic location: Chignecto, Nova Scotia

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