In a news release dated October 5, 2006, Education, Citizenship and Youth Minister Peter Bjornson, announced the new Celebration of Excellence in Teaching Awards.
The awards aim to recognize the work of Manitoba’s outstanding educators whose exemplary contributions enhance student learning and achievement.
Most of us remember at least one educator who stood out among the many who had an influence on our lives – someone who encouraged, guided and inspired us to do our best. Educators can have a profound influence on student learning and achievement in and outside of the classroom, helping them to achieve their goals and to realize their dreams.
Three awards will be presented: one to an early years teacher (K-4), one to a middle years teacher (5-8) and one to a senior years teacher (9-12). If a nominee teaches at more than one level (ex. K-12 music teacher), the evidence and examples on the Nomination Support Form must focus on the level for which the teacher is nominated.
Outstanding New Teacher
One award will be presented to a new teacher with a maximum of two years teaching experience as of June 2012.
One award will be presented to a team of teachers (maximum of three) from K-12.
Outstanding School Leader
One award will be presented to a principal or vice-principal.
Each award recipient will receive a Certificate of Recognition and a $500 cash award. The recipient’s school will also receive $500 for projects and/or equipment.
A reception honouring all recipients will be held in April 2013.