WINNIPEG - Nine of the best and brightest teachers in Manitoba were honoured at the annual Excellence in Education Awards, presented by Minister Ian Wishart.
The province selects award winners from nominations submitted by parents, students, school trustees, fellow teachers and school or division administrators.
“These awards recognize a select few of Manitoba’s gifted educators who are preparing the next generation for bright and successful futures,” said Wishart in a news release. “These dedicated teachers not only inspire students to reach their full potential, but use innovative teaching methods to improve their schools and give each student the best possible education and opportunity to excel.”
Awards were presented to educators in the following five categories:
Leslie Dickson, Elmwood High School, Winnipeg School Division;
Bryan Williams, Balmoral Hall School; and
David Zynoberg, Seven Oaks Met School, Seven Oaks School Division.
Outstanding new teacher:
Gabrielle Huggins, École Sacré-Cœur, Winnipeg School Division.
Outstanding team collaboration:
Rose Bird, Matthew Fabbri and Lindsay Harms, Nelson McIntyre Collegiate, Louis Riel School Division.
Outstanding school leader:
Rosanna Cuthbert, Sigurbjorg Stefansson Early School, Evergreen School Division.
Premier’s Award for Education Excellence:
Derek Acorn, École Marie-Anne-Gaboury and École Varennes, Louis Riel School Division.
All nominees must be educators who hold valid, permanent Manitoba teaching certificates and work directly with kindergarten to Grade 12 students on a daily basis.
Each award recipient receives $500 and a framed certificate.